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Visual Arts Center

Fall 2017 Exhibitions

Larry Bamburg's BurlsHoovesandShells on a Pedestal of Conglomerates

Fall 2017 Vaulted Gallery Artist‑in‑Residence

Larry Bamburg: BurlsHoovesandShells on a Pedestal of Conglomerates

September 22 — December 9, 2017

For BurlsHoovesandShells on a Pedestal of Conglomerates, Bamburg pursues a process of making that is determined by an arbitrary set of rules to build a structure as tall as possible using a collection of like materials: burls, hooves and shells.  Read More

indoor space of Aeromoto non-profit book library in Mexico City

Fool’s Romance / Books from Aeromoto

September 22 — December 9, 2017

Located in Mexico City’s Colonia Juárez, the non-profit art library and community space Aeromoto provides public access to art books and small press publications from around the world. This exhibition brings over 300 artists’ books from Aeromoto’s collection to UT Austin, focusing on editions made in Mexico and Latin America.  Read More

Associated Programs

Aeromoto: In Conversation
September 22, 3:30–5pm

Aeromoto’s Zine Swap Show&Tell Party
October 19, 6–7pm

Fine Arts Library presents “Experiencing Artists’ Books”
November 7, 5:30–7:30pm

painting of road in rolling hills of Austin

American Dream

September 22 — October 20, 2017

This exhibition presents work made during a recent course taught by The New Barbizon group, a collective of Russian-born, Israeli-based artists who have returned to the tradition of plein air painting. The works by the group and their students were made at locations in Austin that they felt imparted meaning either politically, contextually or formally.  Read More

two shoes visible on colored concrete floor with red star

Kind of About Michigan

September 22 — October 20, 2017

In this exhibition of new work by Studio Art MFA candidates Marta Lee and Anika Steppe, paintings and photographs address topics around travel, leisure and place, based on their shared summer road trip to Michigan.  Read More

Associated Programs

Conversation & Cribbage
September 22, 5–6pm

charcoal drawing of human figure

Mille Otto

September 22 — October 6, 2017

Mille Otto presents work made by students participating in the Summer 2017 Learning Tuscany study abroad program in central Italy.  Read More

colored sawdust and flowers in traditional alfombra

Sacred Ground / Tierra Sagrada

October 10–20, 2017

Reception: October 11, 4–6pm

In April 2017, a group of faculty and students from UT’s graduate program in Art Education traveled to Antigua, Guatemala to participate in the largest Holy Week celebration in the Western Hemisphere. With the exhibition Sacred Ground / Tierra Sagrada, the group revisits the process of designing and creating an alfombra, a colorful carpet of dyed sawdust and organic materials intended to provide a holy ground for the city’s impressive religious processions to walk upon during Holy Week. Examining themes of ephemerality, multisensory experience, and cross-cultural exchange, this exhibition highlights the value of multicultural engagement to the field of art education.  Read More



November 3–16, 2017

Reception: November 3, 6–8pm

META_“REAL”_WORLD is an exhibition of recent work presented by students from the Fall 2017 Advanced Expanded Media class that focuses on the creative use and misuse of digital technologies at the nexus of art and practice; thoughtful experimentation is celebrated and risk-taking is encouraged over formal mastery.  Read More

person in center of model car track

Room before

November 3 — December 9, 2017

Reception: November 3, 6–8pm

For Room before, the Studio Art MFA candidates at UT Austin invited six MFA students from Yale University, Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of California, Los Angeles to participate in a collaborative exhibition in the spirit of artistic exchange.  Read More

two women white space in between images

Body is a Bridge

November 3 — December 9, 2017

Reception: November 3, 6–8pm

Body is a Bridge includes the work of three artists and details the lived experiences of illness through an intersectional lens.  Read More