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Blaffer Director Claudia Schmuckli to Join Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

Fri, 08 Jul 2016

By None:: The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco have announced the appointment of Blaffer Art Museum Director and Chief Curator Claudia Schmuckli as Curator-in-Charge, Contemporary Art and Programming. Schmuckli will begin her tenure on September 1, 2016.

Acclaimed Artist, Activist Rick Lowe Joining UH College of the Arts

Thu, 07 Jul 2016

By Mike Emery:: Rick Lowe, a 2014 MacArthur Fellow, is the first faculty member to be hired by UH’s College of the Arts.

UH Hosting Creative Camps for All Ages

Mon, 27 Jun 2016

By Mike Emery:: The University of Houston is a haven for creativity. From its award-winning performances to its acclaimed arts programs, UH prepares emerging artists in a range of disciplines. Although there are fewer Coogs on campus during the summer months, students of all ages continue to converge on campus to gain insights from a variety of creative camps.

Houston Shakespeare Fest Picnics Made Easier by Phoenicia Specialty Foods

Mon, 27 Jun 2016

By Mike Emery:: – The Houston Shakespeare Festival is an event for friends and families to come together and celebrate the Bard under the stars. Of course, the event would not be complete without the opportunity to enjoy a picnic on the hill of Miller Outdoor Theatre.

Teachers Return to Classroom During UH’s Common Ground Institute

Thu, 23 Jun 2016

By Mike Emery:: It’s back to the classroom for a group of dedicated teachers. These educators aren’t teaching summer school. Instead, they’re learning from faculty at the University of Houston’s Honors College.

Local Literary Events Create New Chapter for Houston Shakespeare Festival

Tue, 21 Jun 2016

By Mike Emery:: The Houston Shakespeare Festival (HSF) is opening a new chapter in its efforts to celebrate the works of its namesake. This summer, Houstonians can learn more about the Bard during a several pre-festival events hosted by Brazos Bookstore and Houston Public Library.

Galveston Museum Features Items from UH Special Archive of Texas Activist

Thu, 16 Jun 2016

By Marisa Ramirez:: The correspondence, publications and images of an early 20th century Laredo activist, documented in a special collection in the UH library, will be featured in an exhibit at the Bryan Museum in Galveston. La Cruz Blanca/The White Cross spotlights the life and work of Leonor Villegas de Magnón.

Artist, Activist Tania Bruguera to Deliver UH Mitchell Artist Lecture

Fri, 10 Jun 2016

By Mike Emery:: – Activist and artist Tania Bruguera’s work has both challenged and inspired communities around the globe. This fall, Houstonians will have an opportunity to gain insights into her work. Bruguera will deliver the 2016 Mitchell Artist Lecture at the University of Houston.

UH Music Faculty in the Spotlight During Texas Music Festival’s Perspectives Series

Tue, 07 Jun 2016

By Mike Emery:: The Texas Music Festival (TMF) at the University of Houston is a haven for student musicians. Young talents from around the globe perform as part of the TMF Orchestra, but the festival faculty, which includes artists from UH’s Moores School of Music and other institutions, also get into the act.

Audiences to Experience a Season of Firsts During 2016 Texas Music Festival

Thu, 26 May 2016

By Mike Emery:: After nearly 30 years, the Immanuel and Helen Olshan Texas Music Festival (TMF) at the University of Houston continues to deliver musical firsts to audiences. This year’s event is especially momentous as it showcases works never performed in the city and features TMF debuts from a few famous ¬- and familiar - faces.

Houston Shakespeare Festival Announces 2016 Plays, Cast, Creative Team

Mon, 23 May 2016

By Mike Emery:: For more than 40 years, the University of Houston has delivered the Houston Shakespeare Festival (HSF) to eager audiences. This year’s event will continue this tradition with free performances of “Much Ado About Nothing” directed by Jack Young and “Henry V.”

UH Student’s Research Reveals Understated Side of Walt Whitman

Fri, 06 May 2016

By Mike Emery:: Walt Whitman is regarded as one of the greatest American poets. Much has been written about the man and his work, but a University of Houston scholar recently uncovered articles that shed fresh light on this important literary figure.

UH’s ‘Animating History’ Project Revisits Community's Golden Age

Tue, 03 May 2016

By Mike Emery:: This semester, University of Houston students from the School of Art’s Graphic Design Program teamed up with peers in the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design to offer a glimpse into the Third Ward’s past. The project, “Animating History,” paired students who designed 22 life size map pins that illustrate once successful establishments along the Dowling Street corridor.

UH Architecture Students Envision New Housing, Amenities for Houston’s Third, Fifth Wards

Thu, 28 Apr 2016

By Mike Emery:: Houston is home to many historic communities. The city’s Third Ward and Fifth Ward are particularly relevant to the city’s story but have experienced their share of economic hardships. This semester, two groups of University of Houston architecture students have taken a second look at these neighborhoods and envisioned a range of possibilities aimed at revitalizing them.

Student Writers, Artists Developing Visual Stories During Graphic Novel Workshop

Thu, 14 Apr 2016

By Mike Emery:: This semester, a class of University of Houston students is learning the fine art of visual storytelling from a pair of University of Houston professors who are well acquainted with the craft. English professor and graphic novelist Mat Johnson and art professor Michael Ray Charles teamed up this semester to guide UH’s Graphic Novel Workshop.

UH Hosting Public Art Day on Campus April 16

Wed, 13 Apr 2016

By Mike Emery:: The Cougar community is familiar with the University of Houston’s beautiful Public Art Collection. Paintings, sculptures, installations and other works can be found at all corners of the campus. This weekend, Houstonians are invited to explore these works and enjoy live entertainment during the university’s first annual Public Art Day.

UH Center for Creative Work Spotlighting Community Odyssey During 2016 Dionysia

Tue, 12 Apr 2016

By Mike Emery:: Not unlike Odysseus, Houstonians have experienced transformative journeys that have shaped their lives. Thanks to the University of Houston’s Center for Creative Work, based in the Honors College, community members will come together with UH students and artists to share stories about their respective cultural and spiritual expeditions.

CounterCurrent Spotlights Experimental Art, Creative Collaborations

Wed, 06 Apr 2016

By Mike Emery:: This month, Houstonians will experience a week of experimental art and performances during the third annual CounterCurrent Festival. Produced by the University of Houston’s Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts, the event spotlights both veteran and emerging artists from around the globe.

Fantasy, Reality Intersect in ‘She Kills Monsters’

Mon, 04 Apr 2016

By Mike Emery:: Presented by the University of Houston’s School Theatre & Dance, “She Kills Monsters” makes its regional debut at the Lyndall Finley Wortham Theatre. Performances run April 22 – May 1. It is the first production utilizing choreography developed in its new Aerial Laboratory.