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Noel Mahaffey, Night Times Square, 1981, Silkscreen

Solitude in the City

January 17 - February 7

"Solitude in the City" opens on January 17th, from 5-7pm. This exhibition presents a selection of twenty prints from TCU’s Permanent Art Collection that explore the shared human experience of feeling alone or isolated within the crowded urban landscape. "Solitude in the City" is curated by TCU MA Art History students Emily Dorward, Jennifer Earthman, Elizabeth Theban, & Jennifer Yuhas.

TCU 2019 MFA Candidacy Exhibition

TCU 2019 MFA Candidacy Exhibition

January 18 - February 16

The 2019 MFA Candidacy Exhibition features works by Francisco Josué Alvarado Araujo, Dario S. Bucheli, Sierra Forester, and Hector A. Ramirez.  This group of MFA Candidates create work across different media and conceptual themes. The 2019 MFA Candidacy Exhibition opens at Fort Worth Contemporary Arts on Friday, January 18th, from 6-8pm. The exhibition runs from January 18 to February 16, 2019.

Elizabeth Keith, New Years Lanterns, 1925, Woodcut

Solitude in the City: Exhibition Tour

January 24 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us on Thursday, January 24th at 5:30pm in Moudy Gallery for a guided tour of "Solitude in the City", lead by exhibition curators Emily Dorward, Jennifer Earthman, Elizabeth Theban, and Jennifer Yuhas. The tour will include an overview of the works, and showcase of materials and processes related to works on paper.

Student Recital Series: Zhihuan An, violin. Accompanied by Edward Newman.

January 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Student Recital Series: Zhihuan An, violin. Accompanied by Edward Newman.

TCU 2019 MFA Candidacy Exhibition

TCU 2019 MFA Candidacy Exhibition: Artist Talks

January 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

The Art Galleries at TCU presents the TCU 2019 MFA Candidacy Exhibition, featuring the work of TCU’s second year Masters of Fine Arts candidates; Francisco Josué Alvarado Araujo, Dario S. Bucheli, Sierra Forester, and Hector A. Ramirez. Join us for artist talks on Saturday, January 26th at 1pm.

The Songs of Kurt Weill

January 27 @ 2:30 pm

Join Theatre TCU in a joyous and moving celebration of one of the most extraordinary composers of the 20th century, Kurt Weill.

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Fine Arts News

Cheez-It Bowl logo, designed by Ken Gragson '16
Behind the Logo: TCU alumnus designs Cheez-It Bowl logo
Kenneth Gragson ’16, the designer behind the Cheez-It Bowl logo, credits TCU’s unique graphic design program for preparing him for the big game TC...


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TCU Opera: A Midsummer Night's Dream
TCU Opera Studio earns national recognition for two productions in its first competition
  The National Opera Association hosts an annual competition to promote opera and music theatre in academic institutions and small regional opera...


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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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