Past Events

install image of the work of artist Craig Drennen

Visiting Artist Craig Drennen

Please join us for an artist talk with Craig Drennen to discuss his current studio practice, pedagogy and writing.  

Sep 10

4:00 PM

ART 1.102

image of a single-channel HD video from Theo Eshetu and commissioned by The Contemporary Austin

The Sorcerer’s Burden: Contemporary Art and the Anthropological Turn

Chief Curator & Director of Curatorial Affairs at The Contemporary Austin Heather Pesanti offers a snapshot of the forthcoming large-scale, thematic exhibition The Sorcerer’s Burden: Contemporary Art and the Anthropological Turn. Pesanti will touch on the complex relationship between contemporary art and anthropology, a subject matter for artists interested in the interpretation of identity, cultural appropriation, and social and philosophical critiques. 

Sep 5

4:00 PM

ART 1.120

image of filmmaker dressed in red obscured by camera pointed directly at viewer

Film Screening: Marie Menken and friends

Stressed with the end of the semester? This Marie Menken-centric film program might be just the break you need! 

May 9

7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

DFA 2.204

a black iPhone with a white mounted mask tied around it and an image of a pressed botanical on top

Opening Reception for Katy McCarthy's SUCH LONELY COUNTRY

Enjoy refreshments and conversation as you view an exhibition of sculptural and new media works from the inaugural St. Elmo Arts Residency Fellow, Katy McCarthy.  

Apr 27

11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

McDermott Learning Center, Wildflower Center

Aruna D’Souza and David Platzker portraits

Viewpoint Lecture #3

This is the third and final lecture in this year's Viewpoint Lecture Series, presenting David Platzker and Aruna D’Souza.

Apr 25

3:15 PM

ART 1.102

Wednesday Evening Color Salons

Cracking Cosmic Color Codes: The White Shaman Mural

This week's Wednesday Evening Color Salon presents artist, archaeologist and Texas State University professor Dr. Carolyn Boyd as she cracks ancient color codes to reveal one of the oldest pictorial creation narratives in North America. 

Apr 24

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

ART 1.102

carolyn boyd looking out of the frame toward the right

"The White Shaman Mural: An Enduring Creation Narrative" by Dr. Carolyn Boyd

The final lecture in The Mesoamerica Colloquium Series for the 2018-2019 academic year will present a lecture by Dr. Carolyn Boyd of Texas State University. 

Apr 22

4:30 PM

DFA 2.204

young woman at lecture podium speaking

7th Annual Undergraduate Art History Symposium

Join us for the seventh annual Undergraduate Art History Research Symposium as part of The University of Texas at Austin's Undergraduate Research Week 2019.

Apr 19

4:00 PM – 6:30 PM

DFA 2.204

the photo is in black and white. a man is holding a photo of men in military uniforms gathered around a shirtless man in a stretcher. he seems hurt or sick.

CLAVIS Permanent Seminar in Latin American Art: Leandro Katz

Leandro Katz will discuss his 1997 film, a meditation on the last picture taken of Che Guevara and a revisionist history that unravels the tightly wound fibers of the Che Guevara myth.

Apr 19

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

ART 3.434A

graphic of hand holding paint brush and female zodiac sign

Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit‑a‑thon

Grab your laptops and thinking caps and join us for an Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, co-hosted by the Fine Arts Library and the Visual Arts Center!

Apr 19

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

The Foundry, Fine Arts Library

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