The University of Arizona Center for Creative Photography has acquired the archive of Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer David Hume Kennerly.
Kennerly is one of the most celebrated photojournalists of the modern era. His images have appeared in hundreds of publications around the world, including on the covers of Time, Newsweek and Life. He has photographed 10 U.S. presidents, from Lyndon B. Johnson to Donald Trump, and leading world figures including Queen Elizabeth II, Mikhail Gorbachev, Anwar El Sadat, Fidel Castro, Deng Xioping and many others.
Spanning more than 50 years of history dating from 1965, the David Hume Kennerly archive features nearly 1 million images, prints, objects, memorabilia, correspondence and documents. Read more.
The Center for Creative Photography, UA Presents, and Arizona Arts presented “In the Room with David Hume Kennerly Featuring Jon Meacham Presented by Bank of America,” to a packed house at Centennial Hall, Oct. 11. The event brought together two Pulitzer Prize winners: photographer David Hume Kennerly and his friend and former Newsweek colleague Jon Meacham. Together, they probed the dynamic effect that photography can have on the way we feel and understand our world. The event was free to the public.
The University of Arizona is one of the world’s top institutions for arts and humanities studies. According to Times Higher Education, the university ranks No. 11 among U.S. public institutions and No. 80 out of 536 colleges and universities worldwide. “Our tradition of excellence in the arts and humanities is one of the foundational elements in our strategic plan,” said University of Arizona President Robert C. Robbins. “I am proud that these rankings reflect our commitment to fostering a culture of creativity and humanistic scholarship.”
Arizona Athletics commissioned School of Art alumnus Danny Martin (MFA ’08) to paint a mural, “The Cactus Comet Rides Again” on Arizona Stadium celebrating the cultural heritage of the Southwest and the history of Arizona football. “It was a humbling experience to be invited back by my alma mater to do something on that scale,” Martin said.
UA alumnus John Matter (BA, Media Arts ’01) earned an Emmy Award for his work on the HBO hit series, Game of Thrones, at the Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards in September. John was part of the GOT team that won the Emmy for Outstanding Sound Editing for a Comedy or Drama Series; Matter served as the dialogue editor for the series.
Arizona Arts and its neighbors threw an incredible Block Party on Oct. 1. Over 500 guests enjoyed food, music, and performances from UA Dance, Eller’s Ellervator Pitch, a CAPLA VR experience, the Speak-Easy Xylophone Ragtime Band, and a performance by theatre students of stage combat, plus more.
The College of Fine Arts features some of the most accomplished faculty in the world in our classrooms, studios, and stages. This fall a whole new class of faculty have joined the staff and we thought you’d enjoy learning about their backgrounds, areas of interests and career highlights with the following biographies.
The College of Fine Arts honored students for their 2018-2019 academic and creative performance at the annual Achievement Awards Convocation at Crowder Hall as part of Family Weekend on Oct. 11. The nine Creative Achievement Award winners were selected for demonstrating exceptional scholarship, creativity, innovation and passion for the arts. The College also celebrated 480 students with Academic Distinction Awards.
A University of Arizona Museum of Art exhibition evokes the true spirit of Bauhaus by bringing together the Department of German Studies; the Letterpress Lab; the Schools of Art, Music and Theatre; and CAPLA. Collaborations like these fueled the innovation that led to Bauhaus’ global and lasting reputation. “We really wanted to feature the afterlife as much as the life of the Bauhaus because of the amazing collection we have at the UAMA,” says exhibition curator Morah Riedl, Ed Slowik Curatorial Intern and recent MA alumna in Art History.
Highlights of current and upcoming events from Arizona Arts