Individual Statements

Rabun Taylor, UT Professor of Classics, Remarks to Faculty Council

Remarks by Rabun Taylor, Faculty Council meeting, 3/19/18 In the arts and humanities, physical libraries constitute our lab space. The books that crowd the stacks are the essential equipment of our profession. But in important ways, they differ from inanimate and interchangeable things, like equipment. Drawing on my own field of study, the ancient Mediterranean,… Continue reading Rabun Taylor, UT Professor of Classics, Remarks to Faculty Council

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Letter from CAA President and Harvard African Art Professor Suzanne Preston Blier

HARVARD UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY OF ART AND ARCHITECTURE ARTHUR M. SACKLER MUSEUM Dean Douglas Dempster Dean of the College of Fine Arts University of Texas, Austin March 18, 2018 Dear Dean Dempster, It was a great honor to recently lecture at the University of Texas, Austin, presenting both my book project on Picasso’s Demoiselles… Continue reading Letter from CAA President and Harvard African Art Professor Suzanne Preston Blier

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Graduate Student Art History Association Statement

October 23, 2017 Dear Dean Dempster, We write to you today to formally voice our concerns about the future of the Fine Arts Library. Your letter dated 18 October, although intended to ease fears and anxieties by correcting misinformation, has had the opposite effect. Indeed, the Dean’s Office’s resolve to relocate more or all of… Continue reading Graduate Student Art History Association Statement

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Letter from Art History Graduate Student Allison Kim

October 15, 2017 Dear Dean Dempster: You might not remember me, but we met briefly during the College of Fine Arts Scholarship Luncheon in October 2015. My name is Allison Kim, and I introduced myself as the soon-to-be first Lead Teaching Assistant for Ann Johns’s Art History SMOC (Simultaneous Massive Online Course). At the time,… Continue reading Letter from Art History Graduate Student Allison Kim

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Letter from Art History Graduate Student Douglas Cushing

Douglas Cushing douglas.c.cushing@gmail.com March 19, 2018 Fine Arts Library Task Force University of Texas at Austin Dear Fine Arts Library Task Force, In June 1896, the first permanent president of the University of Texas, George Tayloe Winston, gave a commencement address in which he insisted that public education and robust universities are essential for generating… Continue reading Letter from Art History Graduate Student Douglas Cushing

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Undergraduate Art History Association Statement

Statement on the Fine Arts Library: Dear Members and Alumni of the Undergraduate Art History Association, We, the undersigned officers of the Undergraduate Art History Association, are writing to express our ardent opposition to the further removal of materials from the Fine Arts Library. As current undergraduate students at the University of Texas at Austin… Continue reading Undergraduate Art History Association Statement