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Emails re. Fine Arts Library’s Fate between Art History Professor Stephennie Mulder and Dean Doug Dempster

Emails re. Fine Arts Library’s Fate Stephennie Mulder and Dean Doug Dempster October 9-10, 2017 Dear Doug, Greetings from Berlin, where I am working at the museum, attending conferences, networking, and feeling grateful for your support, which made it possible. I’ve been invited to give a keynote address at a medieval Islamic history conference in… Continue reading Emails re. Fine Arts Library’s Fate between Art History Professor Stephennie Mulder and Dean Doug Dempster

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Letter from Art History alumna Katie Anania, Wallace Fellow, Villa I Tatti, the Harvard Center for Italian Renaissance Studies

March 21, 2018 Dr. Douglas Dempster, Dean College of Fine Arts 2305 Trinity St Austin, TX 78712 Dear Dean Dempster, I write regarding the recent transfer of 75,000 volumes from the Fine Arts Library into offsite storage, to make room for makerspaces on two floors of the FAL. After reading the international press on the… Continue reading Letter from Art History alumna Katie Anania, Wallace Fellow, Villa I Tatti, the Harvard Center for Italian Renaissance Studies

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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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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