Topic: Art history

Two Years, 1,242 Drawings: Immersive Blanton Exhibition Spotlights Draftsmanship of James Drake

Aug. 12, 2014

The Blanton Museum of Art at The University of Texas at Austin presents an immersive exhibition of works by virtuosic draftsman James Drake. Anatomy of Drawing and Space (Brain Trash) represents the culmination of two consecutive years of active creation by the artist, a native Texan now based in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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The Famous Obama Apology Note and the Truth about Art History

Feb. 20, 2014
The Famous Obama Apology Note and the Truth about Art History

News of the president's personal apology to a UT art historian has gone viral, and the department wants everyone to know they're so much more than "looking at pretty pictures."

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John Kerry Attends Event at UT Austin Mesoamerica Center in Guatemala

June 6, 2013

Secretary of State John Kerry attended an event hosted by the U.S. Embassy that included University of Texas at Austin faculty members and studentsĀ earlier today at Casa Herrera, an extension of UT Austin's Mesoamerica Center.

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Longhorn Network Earnings Draw Top Scholars in Philosophy, Math and Engineering

Sept. 12, 2012

Internationally renowned engineer and mathematician Francois Baccelli and philosopher Galen Strawson have been appointed to two new endowed chairs at The University of Texas at Austin, effective Sept. 1. The appointments make for a total of seven endowed academic chairs funded by earnings from the Longhorn Network.

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Maya Scholar Deciphers Meaning of Newly Discovered Monument That Refers to 2012

June 28, 2012
Maya Scholar Deciphers Meaning of Newly Discovered Monument That Refers to 2012

A recent discovery in Maya ruins of Guatemala, deciphered by UT art historian David Stuart, yields only the second reference to 2012. But what does it mean?

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