Department of Art and Art History Invest in the Arts!

The Department of Art and Art History at The University of Texas at Austin is a diverse artistic community with rich and comprehensive degree programs in studio art, art history, design, and art education/visual art studies. The visual arts come alive in an academic environment that encourages students to see the world from multiple perspectives. Nationally and internationally known faculty continually explore fields of scholarly and creative research while providing students a solid foundation for careers in the practice, study, critique and teaching of the visual arts.

Creativity is Born Here!

To build upon and to sustain the excellence of its programs, the department is embarking on a capital campaign.

Through generous philanthropic support, the capital campaign will:

  • Ensure access for the most talented students through
    • Graduate Fellowships and Scholarships
    • Graduate Professional Development
    • Undergraduate Recruitment Support
    • Undergraduate Study Abroad Scholarships
  • Provide resources to attract and retain the world’s leading scholars and artists through creating
    • Professorships in Art History
    • Professorships in Studio Art
    • Professorships in Art Education
    • Professorships in Design
  • Sustain outstanding programs
    • Visual Arts Center (VAC)
    • Mesoamerica Center

The Visual Arts Center (VAC) is a new exhibition, education, and research facility housed within the Department of Art and Art History at The University of Texas at Austin. Learn how you can support the Visual Arts Center Endowment and various other opportunities!

The Mesoamerica Center is dedicated to the arts, languages, and archaeology of Mesoamerican civilizations in Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, and El Salvador. Discover how you can support the Maya Meetings, Casa Herrera, and the Mesoamerica Center Endowment!

Creativity is Born Here—and we invite you join us! Investing in the campaign for the Department of Art and Art History will have an immediate and lasting impact on our students, faculty and visionary programs.

Learn how you can make a gift!