Wonder Makes Us Create

School of Art Professor Sama Alshaibi is featured in the University of Arizona’s branding campaign, “Wonder Makes Us,” both in video form as well as billboards and advertising in targeted recruiting areas.

School of Art Professor and internationally-renowned artist Sama Alshaibi is featured in the University of Arizona’s branding campaign, Wonder Makes Us. You may have seen her image on billboards in California, Texas or on Interstate 10. There is also an impactful video of Alshaibi as part of the campaign.

>>Hear Sama’s words, see her art

Arizona Wildcat No Matter What

For his outstanding career achievements and his unwavering dedication to the College and its students, Brad Slater was honored as the 2019 Alumnus of the Year for the College of Fine Arts. Slater (Media Arts ’96) is a successful talent agent, representing, among many others, LeBron James and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

>> Alumnus of the Year

Q&A: Dorsey Kaufmann’s Ripple Effect

MFA candidate and visual artist Dorsey Kaufmann discusses how her interactive art installation, Ripple Effect, visualizes water quality data through sound, light and water. A video in the Landmark Series, featuring Kaufmann’s work, shows how art can be used to effectively communicate complex scientific issues.

>> See Ripple Effect in Action

Photos from the Medici Luncheon

Congratulations to all of our Medici Scholars and a very big thank you to our Medici Circle donors whose generous gifts make this valuable program thrive. Enjoy a small handful of photos from the recent luncheon honoring the 2019 Medici Scholars & Donors.


Documentaries: Cooking in the crock pot

“Documentary filmmaking is more like cooking in the crock pot instead of the microwave,” said Professor Beverly Seckinger. “It takes time to build relationships, trust and access.” Seckinger discusses the importance of documentary filmmaking and her experience with her award-winning film, “Hippie Family Values.”

>> More on docs, see trailers

Pride of Arizona and No Doubt

The Pride of Arizona marching band presented the music of No Doubt at the 66th Annual University of Arizona Band Day. The medley included tracks Tragic Kingdom, Don’t Speak, Hella Good, and Just a Girl. Nick Caruso captures the reaction from members of the band, including Gwen Stefani, on his pop culture blog, The Littlest Winslow.

>>Watch the Pride performance

ArtWorks video from Arizona Illustrated

Arizona Public Media produced this compelling piece, “Crafting My Story,” an exhibition at the University Museum of Art. Exuding kindness and authenticity, the group show was created by the ArtWorks community to explore grief, loss and spiritual life among adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

>> Watch the video story

Hank Stratton relishes new role at ART

Arizona Repertory Theatre Artistic Director Hank Stratton (left) seen here in the production of “Newsies.”

Hank Stratton has had a career that many aspiring actors would envy. After being classically trained in London, he found success on Broadway and in Hollywood. But Tucson is where Stratton, the new artistic director for the Arizona Repertory Theatre, finally feels like he is “firing on all cylinders.”

>> More on Hank

Position Announcement

The University of Arizona College of Fine Arts and the Fred Fox School of Music seek an innovative and visionary educational leader with an entrepreneurial spirit for the role of Director.

>> More Information

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Upcoming Events

Highlights of current and upcoming events from Arizona Arts


Fred Fox Graduate Wind Quintet
December 2. Fred Fox School of Music
Venue: Holsclaw Hall
Jesus Christ Superstar
December 3 – 8. Broadway in Tucson
Venue: Centennial Hall
Studio Jazz Ensemble/Fred Fox Jazz Ensemble
December 4. Fred Fox School of Music
Venue: Crowder Hall
R&J: For Love and Money
December 5. School of Theatre, Film & Television
Venue: Dixon Studio, Drama Rm. 116
In the Wings – Student Spotlight
December 5 – 8. School of Dance
Venue: Stevie Eller Dance Theatre
Wind Ensemble/Chamber Winds
December 7. Fred Fox School of Music
Venue: Crowder Hall
Holiday Card to Tucson
December 8. Fred Fox School of Music
Venue: St. Augustine Cathedral
The Qualities of LIGHT
December 14 – May 30. Center for Creative Photography
Venue: Center for Creative Photography
Broadway Princess Party
December 15. UA Presents
Venue: Centennial Hall
What’s Up, Docs
December 17. School of Theatre, Film & Television
Venue: The Loft Cinema
College of Fine Arts Fall Convocation
December 19. College of Fine Arts
Venue: Crowder Hall

Now on View

Edward Weston’s Leaves of Grass
Through November 30, 2019. Center for Creative Photography

A New Unity: The Life and Afterlife of Bauhaus
Through December 1, 2019. UA Museum of Art

2019 School of Art Faculty Exhibition
Through January 5, 2020. UA Museum of Art

Crafting My Story: Experiences of Loss, Grief and Spiritual Live
Through January 12, 2020. UA Museum of Art


Ongoing Events

CANCELED: Modern Art Gallery
UA Museum of Art
CANCELED: Contemporary Art Gallery
UA Museum of Art
CANCELED: Ansel Adams: Signature Style
Center for Creative Photography
CANCELED: The Qualities of LIGHT
Center for Creative Photography

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Even Ansel Had to Earn a Living: Virtual talk with Rebecca Senf is this morning at 11am PT. Becky Senf Ccp will speak about and read short excerpts from her new book "Making a Photographer: The Early Work of Ansel Adams," which reveals details about how the photographer’s early decades changed the course of his successful career. Bring questions for a lively discussion with this Ansel Adams scholar. Co-organized by the Center for Photographic Art (Carmel, CA) and the Center for Creative Photography (Tucson, AZ), registration is required for this free virtual talk.

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This Wednesday at 11am PT, the CCP and Center for Photographic Art present "Even Ansel Adams Had to Earn a Living: Looking at His Early Commercial Work and How it Influenced His Art with Dr. Rebecca Senf (Becky Senf Ccp)."

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