Fine Arts Library

The Foundry: One year later

Thursday, October 5, 2017   |  The Daily Texan
An overhead image of The Foundry

On the one-year anniversary of The Foundry, The Daily Texan looked at updates made to makerspace to help students get better access to the creative technology equipment.

UT Austin Launches Free Digital Edition of "The Collections"

Thursday, June 8, 2017   |  UT News
A compass, map, plant, rock, and picture

The University of Texas at Austin has released a digital edition of The Collections, the first encyclopedic account of the university’s repository of cultural artifacts. With more than 170 million objects, the university outpaces the largest collections in America and rivals many in variety and importance. Available for free download, the broad distribution of the e-book and searchable PDF enables worldwide access to the university’s distinguished collections. 

Construction to begin in Fine Arts Library to create spaces for AET and Design students

Thursday, May 4, 2017
Design rendering of fourth floor balcony in the Fine Arts Library.

This summer, the Fine Arts Library will continue to transform its spaces to serve the needs of students in the College of Fine Arts and across the university.  This month, contractors will demolish the book stacks and internal walls of the fourth floor of the Fine Arts Library to create large classrooms with adaptable technologies, a high-tech teaching lab, dedicated design studios, a state-of-the-art audio studio, seminar rooms and faculty offices for the Center for Arts and Entertainment Technologies and the Center for Integrated Design.

Come and Make It

Wednesday, March 8, 2017
A 3D printed statue of a T-rex skill with a unicorn horn

New technology available in The Foundry is sparking creativity and expanding opportunity.

The Foundry welcomes first artist-in-residence Yael Kanarek

Wednesday, February 8, 2017   |  UT Libraries
A woman breaks through a wall as part of an art exhibition

This week, The Foundry hosts its first artist as part of the Kirby Attwell Guest Artist Residency Program. New York artist Yael Kanarek joins the maker space of the Fine Arts Library to workshop with students from various College of Fine Arts programs and explore uses for the visualization and production technologies in The Foundry. She will conclude on Friday with a public talk about her work.

Dance Professor Yacov Sharir Donates Archive to Fine Arts Library

Thursday, December 1, 2016   |  UT Libraries
Professor Yacov Sharir

The Fine Arts Library has received archives of noted dancer, choreographer, teacher and innovator Yacov Sharir. A faculty member in the university’s Department of Theatre and Dance for almost forty years, Sharir has pioneered the use of new technologies, including virtual reality, intelligent fabrics and interactive systems in performance.

Maker Space to Support New Program, Creativity in the Library

Wednesday, August 31, 2016
The Foundry will support students in the new Arts and Entertainment Technologies major.

The University of Texas Libraries and the College of Fine Arts at The University of Texas at Austin are launching a new productivity space that will allow users to take ideas and turn them into reality. “The Foundry,” a new maker space set to open in the Fine Arts Library (FAL), will provide tools for pursuing creative impulses and ideas within a space where students can gather to create independently or collaboratively.


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