On April 19th, 2013 The Fine Arts Library at The University of Texas at Austin hosted a screening of “The Typewriter in the 21st Century.” In conjunction with the screening, the FAL launched an exhibit of classic typewriters and ephemera in celebration of the film.
The film “The Typewriter in the 21st Century” — by filmmakers Christopher Lockett and Gary Nicholson — features 30+ interviews with authors,...Read More
The Fine Arts Library is proud to exhibit the work of artist Dennis Harper. Suspended above the current periodicals shelves is his sculpture "Fermata Thin Air". Made almost entirely of Foam-core (thin sheets of styrofoam with paper covering both sides), the piano weighs a mere 35 pounds!
The work has graced the 3rd floor of the FAL since 2004...Read More
The Fine Arts Library has been a home to many of the artifacts collected by Colonel Richard T. Roberts. Case Q (the glass case just inside the front entrance of the FAL) contains artifacts from Col. Roberts journeys through the highlands of Ethiopia. The weaponry was donated by Fine Arts Library patron Jan Roberts.Read More
Suspended above the fifth floor staircase is the woodcut print "Elephant" by Scott Thom. Completed in 2001, the Fine Arts Library is proud to give the lively pachyderm a temporary home.
A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, Scott Thom is currently the Head Preparator at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts in Nashville, TN.
Photos and design my Mark Doroba.
The Art and Art History Collection (AAHC) consists of ancient artifacts, historic objects, and ethnographic materials from the Americas and Africa. The bulk of the collection was formed in 2004, consisting of cultural collections transferred from the Texas Memorial Museum (TMM), currently part of the Texas Natural Science Center (TNSC). The initial transfers from the TMM included largely pre-Columbian and...Read More
From 2007 until its completion in 2013. the artist Clifford Ross and a team of designers worked on creating a wall of glass to hang in the entrance to the new U.S. Federal Courthouse in Austin, Texas. Photographs of the Central Texas hill country and planes of color images inspired by Nature were digitally altered and transferred to glass, then enhanced with hand-painting, etching and multiple firings. ...Read More