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October 2020


Please note: All College of Fine Arts events are virtual until further notice, as we are unable to welcome in-person audiences due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and TCU’s public health initiative to help protect the health and well-being of our community.

TCU Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band
October 13 at 7 p.m.
TCU Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band Concert present a streaming concert under the direction of Bobby Francis and Brian Youngblood.
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CREATE + PROTECT: Fashioning Safety in Times of Pandemic
Opens October 16
On display in the Moudy Gallery windows and in display cases in the Mary Couts Burnett Library, this socially-distanced exhibition features sculptural and statement masks created by Texas Christian University students, alumni, faculty, and staff. Runs through November 14.
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TCU Frog Corps Concert
October 18 at 7 p.m.
TCU Frog Corps men’s ensemble performs a virtual concert under the direction of Christopher Aspaas.
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TCU Harp Ensemble Concert
October 25 at 4:30 p.m.
TCU Harp Ensemble presents a live concert, “Harp Around the World,” under the direction of Laura Brandenburg.
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My Love is as a Fever: Sonnets on Love and Other Maladies
Opens October 29 at 7:30 p.m.
Theatre TCU presents a streaming production of My Love is as a Fever: Sonnets on Love and Other Maladies by William Shakespeare & Others. Runs through November 1.
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ICYMI: Fine Arts News 2020 is live
The fall 2020 edition of Fine Arts News includes stories about how students and faculty adapted at the onset the pandemic, a successful first year in the Fine Arts Building and more features from the TCU College of Fine Arts.
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Fine Arts Faculty Recognized at Virtual Fall Convocation
Professor of Art History Dr. Babette Bohn is the recipient of this year’s Chancellor’s Award for Distinguished Achievement as a Creative Teacher and Scholar; Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Associate Professor of Musicology Dr. William Gibbons is one of the recipients of the Deans’ Award for Research & Creativity; and Assistant Professor of Dance Adam McKinney is the recipient of the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Award.
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TCU Magazine: Elizabeth Theban’s Thesis Focuses On How “The Fox” Changed Art Criticism
Graduate research is highlighted in the latest issue of TCU Magazine including School of Art alumna Elizabeth Theban’s thesis on “The Fox,” a short-lived journal that changed art criticism.
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Directing a Play During a Pandemic: Q&A with Miss Molly Director
Matthew Parker ’20 directed Theatre TCU’s first virtual production, Miss Molly, which premiered last month.
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Unfolding History by Assistant Professor of Dance Adam McKinney premiered last month as part of the Mid-American Arts Alliance (M-AAA) exhibition series reflect / project. McKinney created Unfolding History (August 2020), a nine-minute film using dance footage in the traumatic sites associated with the 1921 racial lynching of Fred Rouse in Fort Worth, Texas, to tell Rouse’s story. McKinney was recently honored with the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Award at TCU’s virtual Fall Convocation for his work on this project among other initiatives.
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