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UA Students Study Ancient Greek Pottery Techniques

UANews | May 1, 2013
UA students are using a replica of an ancient Greek hand-operated potter's wheel to study how Greek pots were created many years ago. The interdisciplinary project, directed by Eleni Hasaki, UA associate professor of anthropology and classics, explores both the art and science behind ancient Greek pottery making.

UA Researchers Solve Mystery of Lincoln's Funeral Train

UANews | April 25, 2013
With the 2015 sesquicentennial of Abraham Lincoln's death approaching, interest in it is rising, and with new scientific tools, UA researchers have turned their attention to one of the last remaining mysteries about what reportedly was the largest traditional funeral in American history - they have determined the precise color of the president's funeral railcar.

A Contemporary School for the Transforming Arts

UANews | April 24, 2013
Engaged in applied, interdisciplinary work, UA School of Art students, faculty and staff are deeply embedded in communities beyond the University's boundaries. Collaborative outreach is an important endeavor at the School of Art. This is the fifth feature in a six-part series exploring the history of the UA School of Art and the UA Museum of Art, and their positive impacts on society.

Young Artist Devotes 12 Years to UA Program

UANews | April 24, 2013
Brody Loeffler has invested 12 years in the Wildcat School of Art, an art education program at the UA that will host its Wildcat Art Exhibition this week. Intent on spending a 13th year in the program, 17-year-old Loeffler is on track to become the student who has invested the most time in the UA School of Art program.

From Tucson to Tokyo, UAMA's Reach

UANews | April 23, 2013
The UA Museum of Art's collection includes works by world-famous artists. The UAMA's holdings are so in demand that museums around the world borrow its artwork, including museums in Tokyo, Spain, France, San Francisco and Los Angeles. In fiscal year 2011 alone, the UAMA saw a 74 percent increase in the number of museum tours along with a 53 percent increase in the number of people in attendance. This is the third feature in a series about the UAMA and the UA School of Art.

An Expanding Vision for Arts Education, Outreach

UANews | April 19, 2013
About 90 years ago, the UA organized its first arts exhibition. Since then, the University's arts core has continued to evolve and grow. Today marks the start of a six-part series exploring the history of the UA School of Art and UA Museum of Art - and the continued importance and public impact of both.