Past Events


Opening Reception for Fall 2022 Exhibitions

Join us in celebrating our Fall 2022 season with the opening of three new exhibitions at the VAC!

Sep 23
2022

4:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Visual Arts Center

A Celebration of Social Fabric: Art and Activism in Contemporary Brazil

Please join us for cocktails, dinner, and a special preview of the exhibition Social Fabric: Art and Activism in Contemporary Brazil, on view at the Visual Arts Center.

Sep 21
2022

6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Visual Arts Center

still from Derek Jarman film

Art History Lecture Series Presents Producer, James Mackay: A Walk Through the Personal Films of Derek Jarman

From the early 1970s, Derek Jarman embarked on a series of short and long works made, primarily, on S8mm. The S8mm films were mainly seen by an audience in his studios at Shad Thames and then Butler’s Wharf (which also provided shooting space for many of the film including Death Dance. Peopled with friends and acquaintances, the films were shot and edited by Jarman. In the early 1980s, the advent of home video added another layer of possibility leading to a video/film hybrid, as per Imagining October, which came to characterize his later works such as Last of England and The Garden

Sep 20
2022

2:00 PM

ART 1.110

brown tinted photograph of man standing behind brush and smoke

Art History Lecture Series Presents Producer, James Mackay: An Introduction to the Personal Cinema of Derek Jarman

Angelic Conversation: An introduction to the personal cinema of Derek Jarman. 

Sep 19
2022

6:00 PM

ART 1.120

fill still showing primate with artificial eye

Visiting Artist Program: Michael Robinson

Michael Robinson’s collaged films explore the emotional mechanics of popular media, the nature of heartache, and the instability of the collective realities we inhabit. He discusses his process and screens multiple recent works including Onward Lossless Follows and Polycephaly in D.

Sep 13
2022

3:30 PM

ART 1.102

A group of Summer ST.ART Pre-College students at UT Austin gathered in a critique space

ST.ART Intensive Program

Rising high school juniors and seniors are invited to take a step towards their creative future with UT Austin’s 4–week Art + Design Intensive pre-college program. Taking place in Summer 2022 from June 26 – July 23, 2022 in Austin, Texas with residential and commuting options available. 

Jun 26 – Jul 23
2022

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

ART Building

Class of middle schoolers working on art projects at UT Austin

ST.ART Pre-College and Creative Action Studio Camp

Co-hosted by ST.ART Pre-College and Creative Action, Studio Camp is the 2-week studio art program at UT Austin for current fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth graders. Taking place June 20 – July 1, 2022, Studio Camp asks young artists to move beyond paper and pencil to create art across mediums, from printmaking to sculpture to digital media.

Jun 20 – Jul 1
2022

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

ART Building

mannequin leg on cutting mat

Zip ST.ART Program

Rising high school rising freshmen, sophomores, and juniors can experiment with new ideas and media during UT Austin’s one–week pre-college Zip ST.ART classes this summer. Taking place from June 12 – 18, 2022, students will also participate in museum trips and Austin adventures outside of classes.

Jun 12 – 18
2022

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

ART Building

2022 Studio Art MFA Thesis Colloquium / Part Two

In this two-part colloquium, students graduating with an MFA in Studio Art from UT Austin will discuss overlapping themes in their artistic practices and their works on view in the thesis exhibition at the VAC.

May 18
2022

4:00 PM

Zoom

2022 Studio Art MFA Thesis Colloquium / Part One

In this two-part colloquium, students graduating with an MFA in Studio Art from UT Austin will discuss overlapping themes in their artistic practices and their works on view in the thesis exhibition at the VAC.

May 17
2022

4:00 PM

Zoom

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