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building in Mexico City

Info Session for Fall 2020 Study Abroad Program in Mexico City

Join Professor George Flaherty in an info session about the exciting new Urban Art and Design in Mexico City study abroad program for art students! Learn more about the program, how to apply, and how to receive funding.

Oct 22
2019

5:00 PM

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Work from artist Maria Antelman exhibited at the Visual Arts Center in Austin Texas

Curator Tour: Maria Antelman: Mechanisms of Affection

Art History PhD candidate Taylor Bradley leads a guided tour of the exhibition Mechanisms of Affection.

Oct 23
2019

12:00 PM

Visual Arts Center

Mural painting from artist José Clemente Orozco called The Epic of American Civilization: Anglo-America a fresco found at Hood Museum of Art

Permanent Seminar in Latin American Art: Mary Coffey

Mary Coffey discusses the themes of her forthcoming book, Orozco’s American Epic: Myth, History, and the Melancholy of Race (Duke 2020).

Oct 23
2019

5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

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mural painting from artist José Clemente Orozco called The Epic of American Civilization: Anglo-America a fresco found at Hood Museum of Art

White Zombies and Black Labor: Specters of Slavery and Rebellion in José Clemente Orozco’s The Epic of American Civilization

Orozco’s The Epic of American Civilization provides a powerful critique of the Conquest and colonization of the Americas. Yet, it makes no mention of slavery. Mary Coffey will address this silence with a speculative reading that disinters the specters of slavery and rebellion that haunt the mural.

Oct 24
2019

4:00 PM

ART 1.120

film Stil from the movie Alphaville by Jean-Luc Godard being screened in October at the UT Austin Visual Arts Center as part of a free artist film series

Artist-Curated Film Series: Alphaville (1965)

In this absurd interpretation of a totalitarian technocracy, Jean-Luc Goddard anchors Alphaville in the struggle against dehumanization in a society ruled by faceless computers.

Oct 24
2019

5:30 PM

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students standing on pyramid

Info Session for 2020 Maymester Program in Guatemala and Belize

Join Professor Astrid Runggaldier and Program Coordinator Milady Casco in an Info Session about the "Ancient & Colonial Heritage in Latin America: Cultural Treasures of the Maya" Maymester in Guatemala and Belize. Learn more about the program, how to apply, and how to receive funding. 

Oct 25
2019

11:00 AM

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Artifact depicting Owl Striker from ancient Maya history to be discussed in a lecture from Dr. David Stuart at UT Austin

Owl Striker: Identifying a Historical Ruler of Ancient Teotihuacan

The Mesoamerica Center welcomes the start of the 2019-2020 Mesoamerica Center Colloquium Series with a talk by David Stuart about his current research identifying one of the key historical figures of Teotihuacan who had a long-lasting impact on Maya art and political history.

Oct 28
2019

3:00 PM

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film still from video art work by artist Kenneth Tam exploring masculinity at the UT Austin Visual Arts Center

Artist Talk: Kenneth Tam

New York-based artist Kenneth Tam discusses his artistic practice and his work in the exhibition Details.

Oct 31
2019

2:00 PM

Visual Arts Center

image of curator Taylor Bradley and artist Elia Alba talking

Connect the Dots: Educator Night at the VAC

Calling all teachers! Join us for an evening of artful connections and conversation with fellow educators in the galleries. 

Nov 6
2019

5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Visual Arts Center

View of the first room of the Albukhary Foundation Gallery of the Islamic World at The British Museum as described in detail in Dr. Ladan Akbarnia's lecture at The University of Texas at Austin

Transforming Curatorial Practices for the Evolving Global Museum: The British Museum’s Albukhary Foundation Gallery of the Islamic World

This talk will explore the making of the British Museum’s Albukhary Foundation Gallery from a curatorial perspective to show how its reconceived narrative – which makes the gallery accessible to all, regardless of any preexisting familiarity with Islam or cultures within the Islamic world – reflects an important epistemic shift in the concept of museum display today.

Nov 7
2019

4:00 PM

ART 1.120

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