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Cast photo from Circle Theatre’s April 2018 production of Luna Gale. Shown, left to right: TCU theatre major Rachel Poole (Lourdes), Ken Orman (Cliff), TCU theatre major Thomas “Quinn” Moran (Peter), Lisa Fairchild (Caroline), TCU theatre major Ashlee Waldbauer (Karlie), TCU associate professor of theatre Krista Scott (Cindy) and Jakie Cabe (Pastor Jay). Courtesy of Circle Theatre | Photo by Circle Theatre executive director Tim Long
TCU Magazine: Students Gain Experience Through Community Theatre
Collaborations set the stage for TCU actors’ careers. Circle Theatre, a 125-seat theater in Fort Worth, produced Luna Gale with TCU’s Theatre D...

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Andrea Karnes '00 Art History
A Retrospective: 20 Years of TCU’s M.A. in Art History Program
Twenty years ago, TCU launched its M.A. program in art history. A two-year curriculum with an emphasis on the museum experience, the program continues...

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Nicholas Bontrager
TCU Magazine: Army Survival Art Inspires Project
Subjects of 1957 Army drawings find new life in Nicholas Bontrager’s work.   One day in 2009, Nicholas Bontrager pulled a 1957 edition of Depa...

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Rendering of the north view of the School of Music building
Announcing the Van Cliburn Concert Hall at TCU
The state-of-the-art concert hall will honor America’s most inspiring classical musician. The Board of Trustees of Texas Christian University announ...

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The Codex Mexicanus is a small 16th-century book written in Nahuatl, a native Aztec language. Courtesy of Lori Boornazian Diel
TCU Magazine: Ancient Manuscript Describes Assimilation of Aztecs
Art historian Lori Boornazian Diel decodes the story of Spanish invasion and the struggle to find a new identity after defeat.   In late 2016, ...

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