Visual Arts Center
Situated in the Department of Art and Art History, the Visual Arts Center (VAC) provides pivotal exhibition and research space, and serves as a creative hub in the university’s active arts community. Within its five gallery spaces, the VAC exhibits new work commissioned from established national and international artists, as well as the work of talented students just entering into their professional artistic careers.
The Courtyard Gallery is an exhibition space within the university’s AT&T Hotel and Conference Center that features artwork by alumni of the Department of Art and Art History.
Creative Research Lab
Between 2001 and 2010, the Creative Research Lab (CRL) was the Department of Art and Art History’s site for contemporary art and design, providing a year-round schedule of exhibitions and community programming by students, faculty, and alumni. The CRL closed in conjunction with the launch of the department’s Visual Arts Center, but today a record of its exhibitions and programs is archived at utcrl.org.
Landmarks Public Art Program
Landmarks is the public art program of The University of Texas at Austin and includes work by more than 40 artists. Its projects are located throughout the main campus and comprise sculpture, two-dimensional works, installations, projections, and videos. Works that are part of the Landmarks Video series play in the west atrium of the Art Building.
Art Galleries at Black Studies
The Art Galleries at Black Studies (AGBS) is a platform from which to unpack timely social issues, through the arts. From exhibitions celebrating contemporary creative expression, to displays of archives and material culture, AGBS is the sole on-campus entity dedicated to showcasing narratives of Africa and the African Diaspora.
Blanton Museum of Art
The Blanton Museum of Art at The University of Texas is one of the foremost university art museums in the country and has the largest and most comprehensive collection of art in Central Texas. The Blanton’s permanent collection of more than 17,000 works is recognized for its European paintings, an encyclopedic collection of prints and drawings, and modern and contemporary American and Latin American art.
Harry Ransom Center
The Ransom Center is an internationally renowned humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin. Its extensive collections provide unique insight into the creative process of writers and artists, deepening our understanding and appreciation of literature, photography, film, art, and the performing arts. Visitors engage with the center’s collections through research and study, exhibitions, publications, and a rich variety of program offerings including readings, talks, symposia, and film screenings.