Past Events


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2023 Art Education Lecture Series: Trina Harlow and Laura and Matthew Grundler

The 2023 UT Art Education Lecture Series welcomes Dr. Trina Harlow and Laura and Matthew Grundler.

Feb 6
2023

3:00 PM

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Film Screening: Ingmar Bergman’s "Persona" (1966)

Presented in conjunction with the Visual Arts Center exhibition Façade, join us for this screening of Ingmar Bergman's psychological drama, Persona (1966).

Jan 31
2023

6:00 PM

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Art History Lecture Series Presents Cosmic Thing: DIY in CDMX with Dr. Anna Indych-Lopez

This talk focuses on Damián Ortega’s Cosmic Thing (2002), a disassembled Volkswagen beetle—a vehicle indelibly associated with the urban fabric of Mexico City—that the artist methodically reconstructed piece by piece as a suspended sculpture.

Jan 26
2023

4:00 PM

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Spring 2023 Viewpoint January Lecture: Danielle A. Jackson and Jay Sanders

Each spring, as part of the 20+ year Viewpoint Lecture Series, the department hosts a pair of leading art critics or curators for lectures, critiques, and seminars during three interactions with the UT Austin campus community over the course of the semester. This year, the UT Department of Art and Art History invites Danielle A. Jackson and Jay Sanders.

Jan 23
2023

3:00 PM

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Opening Reception for Visual Arts Center's Spring 2023 Exhibitions

Join us in celebrating our Spring 2023 season with the opening of two new exhibitions at the VAC! Enjoy refreshments and conversation as you view Façade and Exploring the Connections Between Art, Resiliency, and Trauma.

Jan 20
2023

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Visual Arts Center

El Otro Lado Community Gathering

Join the artists of El Otro Lado for this community gathering in the VAC galleries that foregrounds displacement as a result of familial migration patterns. Contributors to this public program will share documentation or visual testimony of their experiences relating to migration, cultural identity, generational trauma, and labor in the U.S.

Dec 2
2022

5:00 PM

Visual Arts Center

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Art History Lecture Series and Antiquities Action presents: Antiquities Looting and Equitable Resolutions with Leila Amineddoleh

As the recent discovery of a 1st c. BCE Roman portrait bust in an Austin Goodwill demonstrates, the looting of antiquities is a problem that has faced cultures for millennia. This lecture will discuss antiquities disputes and legal methods for resolving these battles, including an examination of well-known litigation like the Roman Goodwill bust now on display in the San Antonio Museum of Art, as well as non-litigious approaches and ethical considerations. 

Nov 16
2022

5:00 PM

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ART BREAK: Behind the Scenes with Rachael Starbuck

Join us in the VAC galleries for an insightful 30-minute discussion on installation processes and techniques. Artist, educator, and VAC preparator Rachael Starbuck leads a conversation about how to install artwork in an exhibition, zooming in on specific pieces currently on view in Social Fabric: Art and Activism in Contemporary Brazil. 

Nov 16
2022

3:00 PM

Visual Arts Center

Opening Reception: Ten sounds I cannot hear

Please join us for the opening night of Aishwarya Arumbakkam's MFA thesis show, Ten sounds I cannot hear. There will be an artist walkthrough of the show, followed by a reception in the VAC courtyard.

Nov 11
2022

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Visual Arts Center

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Film Screening with Melvin Edwards

AGBS and the Department of Art and Art History is proud to host a public screening of Some Bright Morning: The Art of Melvin Edwards, directed by Lydie Diakhaté.  Lydie Diakhaté’s film reveals how in Melvin Edwards’s work, the global black initiative operates like a vital lifeline in his artistic expression and how exploring different techniques of welding and engaging his cultural and political values he established his own artistic language across five decades. After the screening, we'll have a panel discussion with artist Melvin Edwards, curator Phillip Townsend, and director Lydie Diakhaté.

Nov 10
2022

6:30 PM

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