Past Events


still from Maria Antelman work that involves a hand and a tongue fused together

Language Arts: Readings in the Galleries

Three Austin-based writers—Zaccaria Fulton, Levis Keltner and Jesús I. Valles—read selections from original works that respond to installations in the VAC galleries. Beer, wine and snacks will be served.

Nov 13
2019

5:00 PM

Visual Arts Center

tableau of green and greenish-grey tiles with snippets of bodies and faces

Making from Archives: Research as an Artistic Playground

Using the process of research as an artistic playground, artist Afrah Shafiq intertwines facts, feelings and fantasy to create a speculative world born of remix culture. Digging into the past, she engages with history in a playful manner, reinterpreting archival findings to create new ways of looking at the past.

Nov 12
2019

7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

DFA 2.204

poster image reading Art, Activism and Action featuring image of Texas Rising, a UT chapter of the civic engagement organization TFN, facilitating a social movements workshop at the Visual Arts Center

Art, Activism, and Action: Where to Start with Grassroots Organizing

Prepare for a fast-paced introduction to grassroots organizing and practical steps for how to merge your artistic practice and social activism.

Nov 12
2019

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Visual Arts Center

jean jacket dipped in concrete for artist Nikita Gale sculpture

Curator Tour: Nikita Gale: EASY LISTENING

VAC Director MacKenzie Stevens leads a guided tour of EASY LISTENING.

Nov 12
2019

10:00 AM

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

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

Triptych in archival pigment print depicting three images of one woman from different angles in front of and wearing a gridded pattern.

Visiting Artist Sara Cwynar

The Studio Art Visting Artist Lecture Series presents a talk from video and photography-based artist Sara Cwynar.

Nov 5
2019

4:00 PM

ART 1.102

Image of Cathedral of Mexico City to be discussed in a UT CLAVIS permanent seminar for Latin American art.

Ephemerality and Permanence at the Cathedral of Mexico City, ca.1696

Michael Schreffler, an expert 16th–17th Century Spain & Latin America art and architectural history, discusses ephemerality and permanence at the Cathedral of Mexico City in the late 17th century.

Nov 5
2019

4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

CLAVIS (ART 3.434A)

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 italian town from an aerial view to illustrate the UT faculty-led study abroad program Learning Tuscany.

Info Session for Summer 2020 Learning Tuscany Study Abroad Program

Meet program faculty, including Dr. Ann Johns, Art History, and Professor Eli Durst, Studio Art; as well as program alumni in this info session. Hear about the program, scholarships, UT credit, classes offered, and much more! Free pizza at 4:45 pm and the meeting starts at 5 pm. 

Oct 29
2019

4:45 PM

ART 1.120

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