Topic: Department of Art and Art History

VAC Participates in Exhibition Exploring Experiential Art

April 13, 2015
Strange Pilgrims

The Contemporary Austin will present “Strange Pilgrims” — the museum’s first large-scale, thematic group exhibition — Sept. 27-Jan. 24, with special venue support and artist-in-residence partnership from theVisual Arts Center in the Department of Art and Art History at The University of Texas at Austin (VAC).

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Blanton Exhibition Highlights Art of Ancient Andes, Explores Relationship Between Art and Environment

Dec. 9, 2013

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AUSTIN, Texas  The Blanton Museum of Art, in partnership with the Department of Art and Art History at The University of Texas at Austin, will present a special selection of objects that illuminate the lifestyle, technological achievements and ideology of pre-Inka (also known as "Inca") cultures among the coastal Andes of South America. "Between Mountains and Sea: Arts of the Ancient Andes," on view Feb. 1 through June 22, 2014, features 80 extraordinary works from the university's collections, ranging from intricately woven textiles to painted ceramic vessels and modeled effigies.

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Blanton Museum Receives Mellon Foundation Grant to Train Future Curators

Oct. 31, 2013

The Blanton Museum of Art at The University of Texas at Austin has been awarded a $504,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to establish a curatorial fellowship program for a six-year period to help train future museum curators.

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Visual Arts Center Announces Spring 2013 Season

Jan. 31, 2013

The Visual Arts Center (VAC) in the Department of Art and Art History is pleased to announce its spring 2013 season.

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Maya Scholar Debunks World-Ending Myth

Dec. 17, 2012
Maya Scholar Debunks World-Ending Myth

Dec. 21, 2012, was a meaningful date to the ancient Mayans, according to art historian David Stuart. But his research indicates it wasn't the end of times.

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