Arizona Arts brings together the highly-regarded academic programs of the College of Fine Arts with world-renowned offerings from Arizona Arts Live, Center for Creative Photography, and the University of Arizona Museum of Art. The division, established in 2019, aims to bring the transformative power of the arts to all through an accessible platform for finding new and engaging arts experiences on this website.

We believe the arts hold the power to expand human potential by encouraging us to engage different perspectives and cultures. By highlighting Tucson and the University of Arizona as a premier arts destination, we seek to expose the world to the boundless talent and creative energy fueling Southern Arizona. Only through collaboration among our various arts organizations and including all stakeholders can we fully realize our creative potential. From this effort comes a more connected community and, ultimately, a more meaningful human experience for all.

Land Acknowledgment

“We respectfully acknowledge the University of Arizona is on the land and territories of Indigenous peoples. Today, Arizona is home to 22 federally recognized tribes, with Tucson being home to the O’odham and the Yaqui. Committed to diversity and inclusion, the University strives to build sustainable relationships with sovereign Native Nations and Indigenous communities through education offerings, partnerships, and community service.”

Press & Announcements

Medici Mondays: Ivy Wahome

09/28/23
Ivy Wahome did community service for the Rovy Youth Academy near her hometown in Kenya, thanks to support from the College of Fine
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Arizona Arts selects second JustArts cohort

09/26/23
Arizona Arts is pleased to announce the second cohort of JustArts Fellows for 2023-24. The program advances diversity and inclusion in the arts by asking
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Three CFA students join University Fellows 2023-24 cohort

09/26/23
Three College of Fine Arts students are among the University Fellows Cohort for 2023-2024, including Maya Jackson (MFA, art) and Savanah
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CFA to honor top achieving students at Convocation

09/26/23
The College of Fine Arts will recognize many top achieving students on Sept. 29 for their academic success and talent at the CFA Achievement Awards
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Alumnus Mata Ruda creates art installation in NYC

09/25/23
Karlito Miller Espinosa (MFA ‘19, Studio Art) AKA Mata Ruda unveiled a new art installation “Esta Tierra es Nuestra Tierra” (“This Land
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New exhibition explores integrating arts research on campus

09/22/23
The University of Arizona College of Fine Arts and the Office of Societal Impacts are presenting a research-centered exhibition, “Ways of Knowing, Ways of
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‘The Laramie Project’ continues to resonate, provoke debate

09/20/23
The University of Arizona School of Theatre, Film & Television (TFTV) is proud to open its 2023/24 theatre season with a production of “The Laramie
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Rocking the Clarinet: Gloria Orozco

09/20/23
How does one make a clarinet sound like an electric guitar? This was the question that Gloria Orozco, Doctorate of Musical Arts candidate, had to answer when
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Mellon recipient Cordova hopes art project adds to border discourse

09/18/23
As part of his fellowship to study and interpret the U.S.-Mexico border, Nathan Cordova not only is interviewing his labor-activist uncle, but the
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Jeehey Kim’s book on ‘Photography and Korea,’ called ‘pioneering’

09/12/23
Nearly five years in the making, Jeehey Kim‘s new book is the first history of Korean photography in English. Kim, an assistant professor of art
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School of Dance announces its 2023-24 season

08/28/23
Established nearly 40 years ago, the School of Dance has become a treasured institution in the Tucson community. As we approach our 2023/2024 season, we
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Fall Arts Preview from Arizona Arts

08/24/23
TUCSON, Ariz. — Arizona Arts proudly presents a 2023 fall semester of art, dance, music, theatre, comedy, spectacle and more to engage audiences on
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Pride of Arizona’s annual Band Camp open to the public

08/11/23
The University of Arizona Pride of Arizona Marching Band will hold its annual Band Camp, Aug. 13-18, filled with all-day rehearsals and performances that
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Calexico kicks off Arizona football home opener

08/11/23
Tucson favorite Calexico will perform on the University of Arizona Mall in a pre-game free concert before Arizona Football’s home opener against Northern
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TFTV announces theatre season for 2023/24

08/11/23
The University of Arizona School of Theatre, Film & Television (TFTV) is excited to announce a unique and historic season of plays for
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Arizona Arts Live announces 2023-24 year

08/10/23
Arizona Arts Live proudly presents its 2023-24 year, featuring an extraordinary array of world-class artists and captivating new experiences. Audiences
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Taylor to serve as interim faculty affairs associate dean

07/24/23
School of Art Professor David Taylor has agreed to serve as interim associate dean for faculty affairs for the 2023-24 academic year. His appointment will
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Todd Tubutis selected as CCP director

05/22/23
Following a national search, Todd Tubutis has been named director of the Center for Creative Photography at the University of
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Olivia Miller appointed UAMA director

05/19/23
Olivia Miller has been appointed the director of the University of Arizona Museum of Art (UAMA), effective immediately. Miller becomes the first woman to
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University of Arizona awards Linda McCartney an honorary degree

05/16/23
The University of Arizona announced an honorary degree of Doctor of Fine Arts to Linda McCartney at Commencement on May 12 at Arizona Stadium. McCartney
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He, Kim to receive “Early Career Scholar Awards”

05/15/23
Yuanyuan (Kay) He and Jeehey Kim will receive “Early Career Scholar Awards,” the University of Arizona announced on April 25. The Early Career Scholars
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Lisitte Mora: 2023 CFA Spring Outstanding Senior

05/12/23
While Lisitte Mora (they/she) knew they wanted to pursue theater at a young age, their career path became crystal clear when they saw productions
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Celebrating the Outstanding Seniors, GTAs for spring 2023

05/11/23
The University of Arizona College of Fine Arts celebrates its “Outstanding Seniors” and “Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistants” at the Spring 2023
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Calista Olander named School of Art’s top senior for spring 2023

05/10/23
Calista Olander traded one canvas — the ballet floor — for another in Art History when she enrolled in the University of Arizona School of Art. But her
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Molomot, Bricca receive Peabody Award

05/09/23
Two University of Arizona faculty members have earned a Peabody Award for their work on “Missing in Brooks County,” a documentary about migrants who go
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Jess Scott: “I really like art that does not hold back”

04/25/23
Before she was into theatre, Jess Scott played football. Scott, a senior at the School of Theatre, Film & Television, was interested in theatre, but
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Sabin supports ‘arts and environment’ projects with grant

04/21/23
The College of Fine Arts is excited to announce a new endowment established to fund a student-driven interdisciplinary arts project, empowering students to
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Alejo appointed music’s associate director of equity and inclusion

04/16/23
Dr. Philip Alejo has been appointed the associate director of equity and inclusion for the University of Arizona Fred Fox School of Music. Alejo is an
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“Missing in Brooks County” nominated for a Peabody Award

04/16/23
The film, “Missing in Brooks County,” earned a nomination for a Peabody Award in the documentary category, it was announced April 11. This is the highest
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Mulcahy, Serafim receive RII production seed grants

04/16/23
College of Fine Arts faculty Michael Mulcahy and Marcos Serafim were selected for 2022-2023 Production Grants by the University of Arizona Office for
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Chris Zatarain: Creating music to tell environmental stories

04/14/23
Fred Fox School of Music senior Chris Zatarain is one of three University of Arizona student finalists in the annual Planet Forward Storyfest
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Promoting health, inspiring ‘awe’ in aging adults

04/01/23
The University of Arizona Health Sciences is promoting healthy living habits for aging adults through a wellness practice known as “awe-walking.” By
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Meet Peter Torpey of Live and Immersive Arts

03/30/23
Meet Peter Torpey, the director of the Live and Immersive Arts program, a collaboration among the schools within the College of Fine Arts. The program, that
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Dietitian provides nutrition info, tips for CFA students

03/27/23
The College of Fine Arts provides their students with the best learning environment possible. A major part of that is providing them resources to keep them at
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Four arts students join the 2022-2023 University Fellows cohort

03/23/23
The University Fellows Award is offered to the highest-ranked incoming graduate students at the University of Arizona. Four students from the College of
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Carranza, Hoffbauer support equity in the arts

03/23/23
Reuben Carranza and Jim Hoffbauer both grew up with the arts.  Carranza taught himself to play the guitar, played in a mariachi group, before
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Lance Guzman selected for MFA acting program at CalArts

03/22/23
Prolific actor Lance Guzman (BA Theatre Studies ’17) has been accepted into the highly competitive MFA Acting Program at CalArts School of Theater
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Arts, humanities, resilience projects selected for grants

03/22/23
Five interdisciplinary projects using arts-based research were selected to receive funding from the TRIF Water, Environment, and Energy Solutions
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New opportunities for cultivating arts research

03/12/23
Faculty members in the College of Fine Arts have four new opportunities to cultivate arts research, including the University of Arizona Office of Research
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Wonder House returns to SXSW 2023

03/10/23
The University of Arizona Wonder House returns to Austin, Texas, March 11-14 for the 2023 South by Southwest Conference and Festivals, offering
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Dance alumna returns to inspire next generation

03/10/23
The University of Arizona School of Dance welcomed back alumna, Alex Yonkovich (BFA ’15, Dance), as a guest teacher for a two–week visit. Yonkovich
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McCartney reception officially welcomes Linda back to Tucson

03/08/23
The North American premiere of ‘The Linda McCartney Retrospective’ exhibition opened at the University of Arizona Center for Creative Photography with a
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In Memoriam: Paula Fan

03/08/23
Regents Professor Emerita Paula Fan, who taught piano at the University of Arizona Fred Fox School of Music for 40 years, died in Australia on Feb. 23. She
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Olivia Bustos named Presser Scholar for Fred Fox School of Music

03/08/23
Olivia Bustos was named the 2022-23 Presser Scholar at the University of Arizona Fred Fox School of Music, one of the most prestigious awards for
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CCP photographer, educator Joan Liftin dies

01/30/23
The Center for Creative Photography is saddened to share the news of the passing of photographer, photo editor, and educator Joan Liftin on January 15,
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Music projects created by Fred Fox faculty are getting noticed

01/30/23
Music projects created by Fred Fox School of Music faculty inspired by tree-ring data and an 1930s ultra modernist female composer are getting
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Music to purchase instruments, thanks to Provost Fund

01/29/23
The Fred Fox School of Music will be purchasing nearly $200,000 in musical instruments, thanks to funding approved by the Provost’s Investment Fund. The
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John F. Meyer: 2023 CFA Alumnus of the Year

01/26/23
The University of Arizona Alumni Association has named John Meyer (BFA ’82, Studio Art) the College of Fine Arts’ 2023 Alumnus of the Year. Meyer is an
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JustArts Fellow looks ‘Beyond Europe’ for classical music

12/22/22
University of Arizona music major Dorthea Stephenson has a passion for making standard classical music repertoire more inclusive for all. Stephenson is one
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Hank Stratton: ‘The arts saved my life’

12/21/22
Hank Stratton, head of acting and musical theatre at the School of Theatre, Film & Television, gave the keynote address at the 2022 College of Fine Arts
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‘Seeds of Wonder’ finds a new home

12/19/22
‘Seeds of Wonder’ finds a new home. The Jessica Gonzales mural, created for the Arizona Wonder House at the 2022 South by Southwest, will inspire
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Black Faculty Speaker Series: Afrofuturism

11/28/22
A new speaker series starting this month aims to highlight the experiences, expertise and creativity of Black people to the University and Tucson communities
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Alumna Molina works to remove barriers to music

11/17/22
As the Executive Director of the Tucson Girls Chorus, University of Arizona alumna Dr. Marcela Molina wants to engage with the community to remove barriers to
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Double major Talia Hintermeister tries two careers in Minnesota

11/16/22
What’s it like standing on the sidelines of an NFL football game? University of Arizona School of Dance grad Talia Hintermeister can tell you. As a Vikings
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CCP’s “Richard Avedon Relationships” in Milan

11/14/22
The University of Arizona Center for Creative Photography was at the center of the fashion world as CCP Chief Curator Rebecca Senf led fashion designer
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The Wrap ranks TFTV’s film program No. 6

11/12/22
The University of Arizona School of Theatre, Film & Television is ranked No. 6 among public film schools by The Wrap, which released its annual
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Four things you might not know about ‘Woman-Ochre’

11/12/22
Willem de Kooning’s painting “Woman-Ochre” has been in the international spotlight, thanks to its return to the University of Arizona Museum of
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Hank Stratton earns teaching excellence award

11/01/22
Hank Stratton, head of acting and musical theatre at the School of Theatre, Film & Television, earned the Gerald J. Swanson Prize for Teaching Excellence
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The Power to Choose

10/31/22
Fátima Corona del Toro grew up in Tepic, Mexico—a small town where there wasn’t much to do until her parents asked Fátima and her sisters if they’d
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‘The Linda McCartney Retrospective’ is coming to CCP

10/20/22
The University of Arizona Center for Creative Photography will host the North American premiere of “The Linda McCartney Retrospective” from Feb. 25
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2022 Creative Achievement Award winners announced

10/07/22
The College of Fine Arts has recognized eight undergraduate and graduate students across the four CFA schools for their talent and success as Creative
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Stolen painting returns home to UAMA

09/28/22
It’s been a long journey for a painting stolen from the University of Arizona Museum of Art 37 years ago. But Willem de Kooning’s “Woman-Ochre” is finally
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Celebrating 70 years of ‘Bear Down, Arizona’

09/21/22
This year, the University of Arizona and its marching band, the Pride of Arizona, celebrate the 70th anniversary of “Bear Down, Arizona,” the song that
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School of Dance announces 2022-2023 season

09/19/22
The University of Arizona School of Dance announces its 2022-2023 season, the first under new Director Duane Cyrus.  Cyrus is only the second director
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JustArts Fellows named for student-driven equity projects

09/06/22
Five students were selected as the inaugural JustArts Fellows, an Arizona Arts equity initiative to advance diversity and inclusion in the arts by asking
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Kray wins Centennial Award for nightmare project

09/02/22
What began as a way of understanding her nightmares has turned into an art project that Emily Kray hopes will act as “a portal” to help others
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Arizona Arts sees the future through an inclusive lens

09/02/22
Arizona Arts sees the future through an inclusive lens within the Arizona Arts Master Plan, a gateway to the arts. In 17th century France, salons gave
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Telling the stories behind ancient objects

09/02/22
Telling the stories behind ancient objects is the task for a University of Arizona archaeologist and art history professor. Take a look inside the career of
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Ripple Effect takes Dorsey Kaufmann to Venice

09/01/22
Dorsey Kaufmann’s multimedia installation, “Ripple Effect,” was exhibited in Venice, Italy, at the ACM Conference on Creativity and Cognition, June
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Arizona Arts Signature Series highlights October events

08/24/22
For the second year, Arizona Arts is proud to present this fall’s Arizona Arts Signature Series, highlighting programs and experiences from Family
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Arizona Arts Live Announces 2022-23 Season

08/10/22
TUCSON, Ariz. – August 9, 2022 – Arizona Arts Live announces its 2022-23 season with more opportunities to experience more unexpected moments of
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Graduate Wind Quintet performs in castle for Festival Musica Malicrone

07/15/22
The Fred Fox Graduate Wind Quintet traveled to the city of Le Mans, France, to perform for the Festival Musica Malicorne, June 30-July 4. The quintet from
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TFTV announces 2022-2023 theatre season

07/11/22
The School of Theatre, Film & Television (TFTV) has announced its 2022-2023 theatre season, which includes mythologically inspired play, two award-winning
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The future of Arizona Arts takes shape as the master plan progresses

07/11/22
The Arizona Arts Master Plan was approved in March of 2020. That same month, of course, the COVID-19 pandemic shut down most activities on campus. It also
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Arizona Arts Master Plan creates a gateway to the arts

06/30/22
Over the fall, students and employees alike delighted in taking a turn on a large, bright red swingset that appeared out of nowhere in front of the Modern
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CUES Spanning Boundaries Challenge

06/08/22
School of Art’s Nicole Antebi has been selected for the Center for University Education Scholarship (CUES) 2022 Spanning Boundaries Team. Faculty and staff
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Choreographer Joe Tremaine given honorary degree

06/07/22
The University of Arizona bestowed choreographer Joe Tremaine with an Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree during the University Commencement ceremony at
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For Katie Baird falling into music was a happy accident

06/06/22
Everyone falls into their passion their own way. Maybe an early trip to an art museum or a concert provides a spark of inspiration. For senior violist Katie
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‘Woman-Ochre’ to go on view at the Getty Museum

06/06/22
More than 30 years after it was cut from its frame, ripped from its backing, rolled up, and stolen from the University of Arizona Museum of Art (UAMA), Willem
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Duane Cyrus appointed School of Dance director

06/01/22
Duane Cyrus has been appointed the director for the University of Arizona School of Dance, beginning July 1.  Cyrus has served as a professor of
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CFA faculty awarded RII production seed grants

06/01/22
The University of Arizona Office for Research, Innovation and Impact (RII) has awarded its 2021-2022 production seed grants to five group projects involving
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2022 student awards announced at CFA spring graduations

05/17/22
The College of Fine Arts Spring Graduation Ceremonies were in-person on May 12 at Crowder Hall for graduate students and May 13 at Centennial Hall
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CFA arts faculty earn outreach, scholarship, teaching awards

05/10/22
Beverly Seckinger, Molly Gebrian and Hank Stratton joined a list of more than 25 faculty members honored with awards for outreach, scholarship, and teaching
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ABOR confirms Sama Alshaibi as Regents Professor

05/02/22
On April 7, the Arizona Board of Regents voted to confirm the appointment of School of Art Professor Sama Alshaibi as a Regents Professor. Alshaibi, a
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Anupam Singh’s Socially Engaged Art

04/28/22
Last winter, Anupam Singh was teaching English in rural communities in the Himalayas, with a caveat: “I’m an artist, so my ways of teaching English had to
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Arts students join University Fellows 2021-2022 cohort

04/28/22
Every year, the University of Arizona selects the most distinguished graduate students from around the world to be a part of the prestigious University
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Antebi’s animations help explain viruses, vaccines, COVID

04/20/22
Assistant Professor Nicole Antebi’s animations help explain viruses, vaccines and COVID, working on an animation team for the American Museum of Natural
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I Dream in Widescreen 2022 returns to the Fox Theatre

04/15/22
The University of Arizona School of Theatre, Film & Television presents the 17th edition of I Dream in Widescreen, the annual showcase of senior
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Two graduate art students selected for Border Lab fellowship

04/14/22
Two School of Art graduate students, Jacqueline Arias and Mariel Miranda, were selected by the Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry as awardees for
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Alanna Airitam’s powerful portraits of symbolic saints

04/12/22
The Center for Creative Photography will feature the work of Tucson-based fine arts photographer Alanna Airitam in its next exhibition, April
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Ellen McMahon: Addressing climate change through the arts

04/07/22
During Woman’s History Month, University of Arizona News is spotlighting some of the many women on campus who are working on climate change-related issues in
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StellarScape awarded Sensor Lab seed grant

03/31/22
Yuanyuan “Kay” He has been awarded a University of Arizona Health Sciences’ Sensor Lab seed grant for her immersive, multimedia production, StellarScape;
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StellarScape tells an immersive, multimedia story of a star

03/13/22
StellarScape tells the story of a massive star, the piece is an unprecedented combination of music, dance, and cinematography, blended with state-of-the-art
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de Kooning documentary drops at SXSW 2022

03/11/22
It was one of the most audacious and puzzling crimes of a generation.  In 1985, Willem de Kooning’s “Woman-Ochre,” one of the most valuable
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Creative Encounters in Awe Walking

03/11/22
Recent neuroscience research shows that going on walks, while looking for things that inspire childlike wonder, can promote wellness and decrease
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Emerging Conversations: Reimagining Waterbearers

03/10/22
Emerging Conversations is an annual art education symposium organized by graduate students in the Art & Visual Culture Education program at the University
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Amber Coleman sheds light

03/10/22
Amber C. Coleman co-presented three sessions at the National Art Education Association’s national conference, March 3-5. Coleman is a fourth-year Ph.D.
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Melissa Lowe and Jory Hancock Dance Studio

03/01/22
Studio 301 in the Stevie Eller Dance Theatre at the University of Arizona is now officially named in honor of our two School of Dance visionaries … the
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Medici Mondays: Sinamar Respicio

02/28/22
Last summer Sinamar Respicio attended a virtual choral conductor intensive workshop at Rider University, thanks to support from the College of Fine Arts’
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Tucson legend, folklore icon Big Jim Griffith remembered

02/28/22
Beloved Tucson legend and folklore icon Big Jim Griffith died peacefully at his home in December. He was 86. “I love getting people together and I love
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Tamika Lawrence stuns in “Black No More”

02/28/22
Tamika Lawrence (BFA ’10, Musical Theatre) was called “a stunning singer” by the New York Times chief theatre critic in a Feb. 16 review of the
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Arizona Arts in Austin

02/25/22
Arizona Arts will be centerstage at the University of Arizona’s Wonder House at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas, March 11-13. Artists including our
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The ‘Wonder House’ makes its debut at SXSW

02/24/22
The University of Arizona is bringing “Wonder” to Austin. The University’s “Wonder House” will make its long-awaited debut at the 2022 South by
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Medici Mondays: Sasha Reist

02/21/22
Last summer Sasha Reist attended Earl Mosley’s Institute of the Arts dance intensive to train under the noted choreographer, thanks to support from the
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Korean photography is the subject of School of Art series

02/15/22
The University of Arizona School of Art launches a new virtual symposium series examining Asian photography, beginning with “Photography and Korea: History
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Dr. Molina will conduct 2022 Youth Honor Choir

02/11/22
Dr. Marcela Molina (MM ’04, DMA ’13) will serve as the 2022 Youth Honor Choir conductor at the Western American Choral Directors Association Conference in
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Medici Mondays: Katie Baird

02/07/22
This past summer Katie Baird purchased a BOSS RC-300 loop pedal station – the most powerful looper on the market – thanks to support from the College of
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Dr. Cherise Smith recognized for distinguished scholarship

02/04/22
School of Art alumna Dr. Cherise Smith (MA ‘97/BA ‘91, Art History) received the Eldredge Prize for Distinguished Scholarship in American Art by the
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Medici Mondays: Hannah Hutchins

01/31/22
This past summer Hannah Hutchins took virtual lessons from master drummers in Ghana, West Africa, thanks to support from the College of Fine Arts’ Medici
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Medici Mondays: Gyselle Cuevas

01/24/22
This past spring and summer Gyselle Cuevas served as a production assistant on the set of an independent film, thanks to support from the College of Fine Arts
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Valerie Tapia credits First Cats with her academic pursuit

01/12/22
University of Arizona junior Valeria Tapia was first inspired by a class in music technology she took in high school. Soon she was parlaying what she learned
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A woman’s dying wish leads to repatriation of artifacts

01/12/22
Speaking English with a French accent, the woman in the voicemail said she had a collection of artifacts she acquired from the African country of Mauritania
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UAMA’s The Art of Food

01/12/22
Olivia Miller ’05, curator at the University of Arizona Museum of Art, is the mastermind behind The Art of Food, a popular — and provocative —
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Gonzales adds her touch to Tucson’s mural explosion

01/12/22
Painter Jessica Gonzales ’12 uses a bit of magic to design her murals.  “I have ideas that come to me in a dream, in my waking moments,
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Arts Gateway

01/12/22
On a sunny day in October 2021, the usual quiet shuffling and murmuring of students and visitors admiring art at the Center for Creative Photography was
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Setzer discusses his experience at Biennale Architettura

11/22/21
School of Art Professor Gary Setzer discusses his experience of having a project accepted and exhibited at the recent Biennale Architettura 2021, a
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Arizona film program ranks No. 7 by The Wrap

11/17/21
The University of Arizona School of Theatre, Film & Television film program ranked No. 7 among public universities and moved up to No. 25 overall in the
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Wonder Makes Me Move

11/16/21
For the past two years, the University of Arizona has told the story of students, faculty and alumni in a marketing campaign based on the concept of
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Ash Dahlke debuts art installation in Southern Arizona

11/07/21
Ash Dahlke (MFA ’19, Painting) recently completed two major projects, a site-specific sculpture at The Land With No Name and a bi-national collaborative
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Lindsay Utz: 2021 Alumna of the Year

11/04/21
The University of Arizona Alumni Association named Lindsay Utz (BA ’03, Media Arts) the College of Fine Arts’ 2021 Alumna of
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CFA, Eller collaborate on Arts Administration minor

11/01/21
What do the College of Fine Arts and the Eller College of Management have in common? You might think that the arts world and the business world have little to
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Arizona Arts was well represented in Tucson Weekly 2021 awards

10/27/21
Arizona Arts was well represented in the annual Tucson Weekly “Best of Tucson® 2021” announced this week; many award winners from the Arizona Arts
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‘The Art of Food’ explores the universal subject of food

10/20/21
Fitting for Tucson, the first UNESCO City of Gastronomy in the United States, “The Art of Food: From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His
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24 Caprices for Solo Violin

10/13/21
Dr. Immanuel T. Abraham (DMA ’18, Violin Performance) has produced “24 Caprices for Solo Violin,” a collection of advanced repertoires for
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UA Dance returns with in-person concerts this fall

09/28/21
The School of Dance returns with live performances at the Stevie Eller Dance Theatre this fall with two concerts: ‘Premium Blend’ and ‘Comeback –
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‘Race and Art Education’

09/28/21
‘Race and Art Education,’ a new book by Arizona Art’s Dr. Amelia Kraehe, provides art educators strategies to sustain constructive conversations about
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Alumna earns Emmy nominations for editing ‘Mare of Easttown’

09/20/21
When Amy E. Duddleston, ACE, was studying at the University of Arizona as a fine arts student, she got a job in the editing room for a film being shot on
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Arizona Arts launches Signature Series 2021

09/14/21
Arizona Arts Signature Series 2021 is launching this fall at the University of Arizona. With this series, Arizona Arts will showcase the division’s most
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Arizona Arts Live launches 2021-22 season

09/02/21
TUCSON, Ariz. – Arizona Arts Live launches its second season this fall ushering in the best in live performance from around the world to Southern Arizona
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Patterson begins 41st year directing Bolton Guitar Studies

09/01/21
Did you know the University of Arizona Fred Fox School of Music is home to one of the world’s finest guitar programs? That’s right. If you want to
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School of Art renovations underway, thanks to $6M gift

08/30/21
Construction has begun on University of Arizona School of Art renovations, including a new entrance and patio. These improvements are thanks to a generous
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Coleman earns Provost Award for ‘Innovation in Teaching’

08/10/21
School of Art Associate Professor Aaron Coleman was selected as the recipient of the Provost Award for Innovation in Teaching. Coleman earned the honor after
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TFTV announces 2021-22 theatre season

08/07/21
The School of Theatre, Film & Television’s 2021/2022 theatre season, the return of live, in-person performances, will open in October with the Arizona
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Milbauer appointed CFA Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs

07/28/21
Arizona Arts announces the appointment of John Milbauer as Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs at the College of Fine Arts, beginning Aug.
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Whitney Herr-Buchholz joins Arizona Arts development team

07/27/21
Whitney Herr-Buchholz has joined Arizona Arts as Director of Development, beginning July 26.  “It is a great pleasure welcoming Whitney as the
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Kraehe joins Arizona Arts as first AVP for Equity in the Arts

07/27/21
Dr. Amelia (Amy) Kraehe has been appointed the inaugural Associate Vice President for Equity in the Arts for Arizona Arts at the University of Arizona,
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UAMA earns highest national recognition; 40 years of AAM accreditation

07/23/21
The University of Arizona Museum of Art (UAMA) has again achieved accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums, the highest national recognition afforded
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CCP receives Luce Foundation grant

07/23/21
The Center for Creative Photography (CCP) has received a $255,000 grant from the Henry Luce Foundation to fund an exhibition featuring the work of Louis
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Philip Zimmermann selected by AIGA for one of the year’s best designed books

07/19/21
School of Art Professor Philip Zimmermann (Illustration + Design) was a winner in the AIGA ‘50 Books | 50 Covers’ competition for the best designed books
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Bringing a bird back to life in 2D, 3D art forms

07/02/21
Yes, you read that right. Artist Mariel Miranda, second-year Master of Fine Arts candidate in the Photography, Video and Imaging program, will bring a dead
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Nolan Veneklasen to document the Tucson Chinese Lion Dance Troupe

06/29/21
What do martial arts, filmmaking, and the University of Arizona all have in common? The answer is Nolan Veneklasen, 2019 BFA Film & Television
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Antebi, Taylor participating in the ‘Digital Borderlands’ storytelling project

06/18/21
Two University of Arizona School of Art faculty, Assistant Professor Nicole Antebi and Professor David Taylor, are members of collaborative
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‘Tangencies’ brings people together at Biosphere 2

06/17/21
Recent MFA graduate Benjamin Dearstyne Hoste brought his interactive art installation “Tangencies” to Biosphere 2 in late May. Over the course of one
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Lee O’Rourke joins Arizona Arts as Deputy Senior Director of Development

06/13/21
Lee O’Rourke has been appointed Deputy Senior Director of Development for Arizona Arts. O’Rourke has worked in the College of Education development office
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Film by graduate Faye Ruiz garners national distribution deal

06/10/21
The senior thesis film by Faye Ruiz, a School of Theatre, Film & Television (TFTV) graduate, has been acquired for national distribution and will be
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Farbrook’s “Soul Crushing Machine” now on view at Meow Wolf’s Omega Mart

05/21/21
University of Arizona School of Art’s Joseph Farbrook’s interactive art installation, “Soul Crushing Machine,” is featured as a permanent
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Gia Del Pino selected for Crossing Latinidades fellowship

05/19/21
Gia Del Pino, doctoral student in Art & Visual Culture Education, was selected as Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Crossing Latinidades Creative
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Q&A with music’s Kaissy Yau, Spring 2021 Outstanding Senior

05/18/21
Kaissy Yau graduated last Sunday summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Music – Flute Performance from the Fred Fox School of Music, under the direction of Dr.
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A Message from Andrew Schulz, Vice President for the Arts

05/18/21
As we approach the final days of the semester and the end of another academic year, I wanted to pause and offer my gratitude for everything that each of you
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College of Fine Arts names spring 2021 ‘Outstanding Senior, GTAs’

05/11/21
As the academic year comes to a close, we recognize and applaud the Class of 2021 for their hard work, resilience, and dedication to their craft and
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Stuber discusses his road to Original Films at Netflix

04/27/21
Netflix has been the most nominated studio at the Academy Awards by far with 60 nominations in the past two years, winning seven Oscars won last Sunday, April
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UArizona’s Sama Alshaibi awarded 2021 Guggenheim Fellowship

04/26/21
University of Arizona School of Art Professor Sama Alshaibi is among 184 artists, writers, scholars and scientists to receive a 2021 Guggenheim
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Alex Jimenez partners with Tucson Water on national initiative

04/26/21
University of Arizona School of Art alumna Alexandra (Alex!) Jimenez (BFA ’14, Visual Communications) was selected by Tucson community leaders to
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Tucson Folk Festival returns with 75 performances across three stages, April 10-11

04/06/21
The Tucson Folk Festival returns for its 36th year, April 10-11, with a range of new ways to enjoy the festival, including over 75 socially-distanced
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Filling a documentary film gap

03/22/21
Herb Stratford ’88 ’95 and his wife, Kerry ’87, have always admired American Arts and Crafts furniture and interiors. They’re now sharing that passion in
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Jory Hancock, Melissa Lowe retiring from School of Dance

03/19/21
Architects of the University of Arizona School of Dance, the husband-and-wife team of Jory Hancock and Melissa Lowe are retiring after 34
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Tilghman Moyer joins Arizona Arts as Executive Director of Development

03/05/21
Arizona Arts announces that Tilghman H. Moyer IV will assume the role of Executive Director of Development, beginning on March 29. Since 2018,
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Research, Innovation and Impact awards new production seed grants

02/25/21
The University of Arizona Office for Research, Innovation and Impact (RII) has awarded its first round of production seed grants to four faculty members in
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Wonder makes me tell the story

02/23/21
When renowned documentary filmmakers Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert finished shooting their movie “American Factory” three years ago, they had some
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Finding new ways of expression

02/23/21
Bringing new light to the mundane is the work of 3D artist and graduate student Trent Pechon.  Pechon’s teaching style and art have both changed
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Graceful Resilience

02/23/21
Straps around their heads tighten with a toggle, and nose wires pinch in place. They move within 12-by-15-foot rectangular zones, their masks secured amid
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Five Fellows launch new Arizona Arts research program

02/23/21
Arizona Arts has selected five Fellows for the Arizona Arts Interdisciplinary Research Fellows program, led by Ellen McMahon, the Associate Dean for Research
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Students to pursue border-engaged arts research

02/23/21
Graduate artists Mariel Miranda and Bella Maria Varela from the School of Art and Diana Peralta from the Fred Fox School of Music
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The Most Dangerous Instrument

02/23/21
Flutist Kaissy Yau fell in love with playing in an ensemble. Now, she dreams of one day performing professionally in a symphony orchestra.  “Being
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Racial Justice Studio to promote understanding of anti-racism

02/23/21
Arizona Arts launches the Racial Justice Studio with a new course to be offered in the fall, “Rehearsals in Anti-Racism,” taught by Drs. Amelia (Amy)
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University is No. 16 on Forbes’ list of best employers

02/23/21
The University of Arizona made its inaugural appearance on the Forbes Magazine’s annual list of America’s Best Large Employers, placing No. 16 out of 500
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CCP announces new innovative Alice Chaiten Baker Interdisciplinary Gallery

02/23/21
This Fall the Center for Creative Photography (CCP) completed construction on the Alice Chaiten Baker Interdisciplinary Gallery, a groundbreaking space for
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Emmy Tisdel, Mariel Miranda join 2020-21 University Fellows cohort

02/23/21
An accomplished violinist and an international visual artist from Arizona Arts, Emmy Tisdel and Mariel Miranda, have joined the prestigious 2020-21 University
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From Graffiti to Coloring Books

02/16/21
Aaron Coleman’s early art took the form of graffiti art on trains. The assistant professor is now a printmaker whose work has been displayed in collections
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Karlito creates new mural on Speedway

11/05/20
The School of Art is getting a new mural. Recent alumnus and internationally renowned muralist Karlito Miller Espinosa, aka Mata Ruda, is creating a mural on
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Arts and humanities ranks 10th in nation

11/02/20
The University of Arizona’s arts and humanities programs move up to No. 10 among public universities and No. 26 among all U.S. institutions in the 2021
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Better Together: University Pen Pals

11/02/20
As a winner of the #BearDownMaskUp Challenge, dance major Christina Calden hopes to keep students connected via the University Pen Pals. This new program aims
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Milbauer broadens horizons at Harvard Kennedy School

10/12/20
Dr. John Milbauer made the most of his recent leave of absence, earning a Master’s in Public Administration from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of
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Gary Setzer selected as Provost Award recipient

10/06/20
School of Art professor Gary Setzer was selected as the recipient of the Provost Award for Innovation in Teaching. This award was established to acknowledge
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UA Presents reimagined with a new name, new direction

10/05/20
For 25 years UA Presents has presented performing arts programming for Southern Arizona.  But in the past year, there have been profound shifts
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Faculty find creative ways to stay creative

10/05/20
Artists who have chosen careers in education shape their lives and careers through creativity, resourcefulness and adaptability. Those skills are being put to
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Macias featured in four Texas exhibitions

09/29/20
Alejandro Macias, assistant professor at the School of Art, currently has his work showcased in four exhibitions in time for Hispanic Heritage Month all in
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Kay He explores light painting in the Wild West

08/14/20
Yuanyuan “Kay” He and Daniel Linder, both assistant professors in the Fred Fox School of Music, teamed up for an unusual art project combining long-exposure
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Photographer Alex Turner Featured in Lenscratch

07/09/20
Congratulations to photographer Alex Turner (MFA ’20, PVI), whose project Blind River was published in Lenscratch! Turner says, “I’ve
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Arizona Arts stands in solidarity with Black Lives Matter

06/19/20
Our nation, our city, our university, and our communities are grieving the continued violent murders of Black people like George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud
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The importance of arts in the time of lockdown

05/19/20
Art of all types has proven to be a key outlet for millions of Americans looking for entertainment and fulfillment while isolating, working and educating at
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Sadie Shaw creates neighborhood oral history project

05/18/20
Sadie Shaw (BFA ’19, Art & Visual Culture Education) is the neighborhood president and creator of the Sugar Hill Oral History Project. A conversation
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‘Art Interrupted’ during COVID-19, an AZPM feature

05/18/20
This feature looks at how the pandemic interrupted thesis projects and the BFA/MFA exhibitions at the School of Art, including interviews
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Music alumna Dr. Lori Wiest appointed school director

05/13/20
Dr. Lori Wiest, who received her doctorate in Choral Conducting from Arizona 30 years ago this spring, begins her duties as the next Director of the
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Sophomore cellist Levi Powe performs on NPR

05/12/20
Sophomore Levi Powe performed on the NPR show, “From the Top,” which aired on April 26, across the country. Powe, 19, studies cello with
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150 Southern Arizona students get free theatre classes

05/09/20
Joe Klug, who teaches scenic design at the University of Arizona, has spent some of his isolation time watching webinars put together by theater
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Arizona Arts in Schools now available in homes

04/15/20
Arizona Arts in Schools has taken its in-class and on-campus programs online, creating at-home learning modules for its four disciplines: Lead
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Chad Herzog: Investing in the Arts in Tucson

03/31/20
Chad Herzog, executive director of UA Presents, spoke to the community group, CreativeMornings, at Centennial Hall on Feb. 21. The month’s theme was
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TURN UP festival pivots to virtual concert

03/27/20
Like all events at the University of Arizona, the anticipated TURN UP Multimedia Festival for Equality was canceled in light of the novel coronavirus. But in
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Costume designers make masks for healthcare workers

03/26/20
When the pandemic hit, Arizona MFA theatre students and costume designers immediately began making masks for healthcare workers and first responders in Tucson
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MFA photography program ranked third in the nation

03/26/20
The University of Arizona School of Art’s photography program ranks No. 3 in the nation among graduate schools according to the latest U.S. News and World
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Dr. Jennie Gubner discusses new intercultural research program

03/26/20
Who says a visual artist can’t lend their expertise to science? And vice versa? The University of Arizona Graduate College has a long-standing tradition
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Other TARGET/s exhibition addresses border issues

03/23/20
The online art publication Hyperallergic featured the University of Arizona Museum of Art’s Other TARGET/s, a group exhibition in which artists condemn
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Alshaibi revives classic story for contemporary times

03/04/20
Elements from “Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves” come together to comment on current sociopolitical realities in Sama Alshaibi’s sculptural installation
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Dan Asia tapped for National Council on the Arts

02/18/20
President Donald Trump has nominated Daniel Asia, a professor in the University of Arizona Fred Fox School of Music, to serve a six-year term as
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AVCE faculty recognized with national awards

02/17/20
Visual culture is all around us. We are constantly scrolling through and posting on various social media, creating short videos to share, enjoying movies, and
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Beauty beyond bars: UAMA exhibition showcases inmates’ art

02/13/20
For those who are incarcerated, creating artwork is a privilege. This summer, University Museum of Art staff and members of the Department of English’s
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Two Americans in Paris (and London)

01/17/20
Hank Stratton, artistic director for Arizona Repertory Theatre, traveled to Paris and London in November with School of Theatre, Film &
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School of Dance opens new PT / Pilates studio

01/17/20
University of Arizona President Robert C. Robbins was on hand for the opening of the new Physical Therapy and Pilates studio at the School of Dance on Jan.
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The story of the unicorn sculpture

01/06/20
The unicorn sculpture in the School of Dance wellness garden is a welcomed reminder of former Professor of Modern Dance David Berkey’s legacy of grace,
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‘Spring Awakening’ sweeps musical theatre awards

01/02/20
The Arizona Repertory Theatre’s production of Spring Awakening swept the major categories for musicals in the 2019 Mac Awards from the Arizona Daily Star,
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Arizona Athletics leader gives arts keynote address

12/16/19
Derek van der Merwe grew up on a mission station in South Africa with a musical family. Everyone in his family played an instrument … mom, dad and two
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Center for Creative Photography acquires Kennerly Archive

10/10/19
The University of Arizona Center for Creative Photography has acquired the archive of Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer David Hume
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Murals, public art will become a ‘defining feature’ of University identity

09/30/19
The University of Arizona campus is getting some color. School of Art alumnus and local artist Danny Martin recently splashed his paint on the southeast
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John Matter wins Emmy for work on ‘Game of Thrones’

09/19/19
School of Theatre, Film & Television alumnus John Matter earned an Emmy Award for his work on the ground-breaking HBO hit series, Game of Thrones,
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School of Dance is the ultimate prep for a pro dance career

08/20/19
Dance Magazine explains why the School of Dance at the University of Arizona is the ultimate prep for company life. “If you’re looking to get a
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Film festival celebrates indigenous world cinema

07/19/19
A partnership between Northern Arizona University and The University of Arizona, the festival features four filmmakers who are Wildcat alumni/ FOR
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CCP partners with Poetry Center for exhibition, ‘A Portrait of Poetry’

07/14/19
B.A. Van Sise explored photography and poetry’s relationship with the image in his show, “A Portrait of Poetry” at the Center for Creative Photography,
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Master violinist inspired by Itzhak Perlman on Sesame Street

06/17/19
Immanuel Abraham (DMA ’19) was inspired to play the violin when he saw Itzhak Perlman play on a children’s show, Shalom Sesame, the Israeli version of
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Composer aims to give audiences sounds with meaning

03/27/19
If 9-year-old Daniel Asia had gotten his way, his music career would have started by learning clarinet. But his two front teeth stuck out too much, so
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Investing in the Arts: Arizona hires first-ever VP for the Arts

01/17/19
In concert with the University of Arizona strategic plan, Andrew Schulz, dean of the College of Fine Arts, has been named the inaugural vice president
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International scholar Andrew Schulz named Dean of the College of Fine Arts

06/28/18
Andrew Schulz, a visionary leader in the arts and one of the foremost scholars on 18th- and 19th-century Spanish art, has been named as dean of the
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One dream leads to another for Tammy Dyke-Compton

02/19/18
Tammy Dyke-Compton’s senior year at The Juilliard School wasn’t going as planned. It was spring 2003, and Dyke-Compton was coming to the end of her time as
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After 31 years, stolen ‘Woman-Ochre’ returns

08/11/17
On a routine Thursday afternoon at the University of Arizona Museum of Art, staffers were preparing for next season’s exhibitions when the phone rang. A
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