School of Art News

Celebrate Women at Women’s History Month Events


Celebrate the contributions made by UT’s female students, staff and faculty by participating in Women’s History Month events. The Commission for Women is hosting Women in Art: Gallery Showing and Celebration, a showcase of UT women artists and Women in STEM: Arachnology at UT lecture. The Women’s Empowerment Summit is Saturday, March 7. A lecture about career journeys of successful women leaders given by feminist psychologist Ruth Fassinger is Monday, March 23.

Professor’s Photos Remember Auschwitz


Seventy years have passed since the liberation of prisoners held at the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp in Poland. More than a million people were killed there between 1940 and 1945, when Soviet troops liberated the camp. Professor Rob Heller took the photos at Auschwitz in 2007 while in Poland to attend the opening of his Living On photo exhibit.

Color Refined @ Ewing Gallery of Art and Architecture

New York Arts Magazine recently featured the Ewing Gallery’s current exhibit “Color Refined” in its online publication. The exhibit, on display through December 12, features the abstract works of Beatrice Riese, Siri Berg, Gabriele Evertz, Rella Stuart-Hunt, and Rachel Beach. Born outside of the United States, each woman emigrated here for various reasons – love, education, and

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UT loans once-vandalized Greenwood Mural to Knoxville Museum of Art

Knoxville News Sentinel

UT has loaned its historic Greenwood Mural to the Knoxville Museum of Art. The News Sentinel recently featured the news in this article. The painting is the work of celebrated muralist Marion Greenwood. She painted it while she was a visiting professor at UT from 1954 to 1955.

Greenwood Mural in the news

  A historic mural that has survived controversy, vandalism, and an impending demolition of its longtime home is being featured in an exhibit that opened June 6 at UT’s Downtown Gallery. The History of Tennessee painting—also known as the Greenwood Mural—is on display along with eighteen other works by celebrated muralist Marion Greenwood. Several media outlets

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Art Professor’s Film Debuts Internationally at Prestigious Edinburgh Festival

Writer/director Paul Harrill, left, and cinematographer Kunitaro Ohi on the set of Something, Anything.

The film of a UT art professor will debut this month at he longest continually running film festival in the world. Something, Anything, a full-length feature film written and directed by Paul Harrill, will be shown June 19 and 21 at the United Kingdom-based Edinburgh International Film Festival. The movie is one of twelve selected from the United States for the festival’s American Dreams section.

News Sentinel: Controversial UT mural being shown at UT Downtown Gallery

The News Sentinel wrote a story about an upcoming exhibit featuring UT’s Greenwood Mural. The exhibit, at the UT Downtown Gallery from June 6 to August 9, includes eighteen other works by famous muralist Marion Greenwood. The mural has survived controversy, vandalism, and an impending demolition of its longtime home. Read the full story here.