Professor/artist Sama Alshaibi brings elements from “Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves” together to comment on current sociopolitical realities in her sculptural installation “The Cessation” for the State of the Art 2020 exhibition at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas.

>> Hyperallergic on the exhibition

Rebecca Senf, chief curator at the Center for Creative Photography, pitched and wrote the first Arizona Arts’ article for the media outlet, The Conversation, “The surprising source of Ansel Adams’ signature style,” which was republished on, the San Francisco Chronicle website.

>> Insight on Ansel

This year marks the 20th anniversary of The Laramie Project, the groundbreaking play examining reactions to the murder of Matthew Shepard. The play has been seen onstage by 10 million people in 20 countries, and a further 20 million people have watched the HBO film adaptation. American Theatre Magazine honored the anniversary and those who conducted the interviews, including TFTV Assistant Professor Greg Pierotti.

>> The Laramie Project

  • Multimedia festival goes virtual, challenges art limitations, Daily Wildcat | 03.27.20
  • Arizona theater groups are sewing mask for health-care workers, Arizona Republic | 03.27.20
  • Artists adapting to closures, Daily Wildcat | 03.26.20
  • Artists defend human dignity in the face of institutional dehumanization, Hyperallergic | 03.23.20
  • Student costume designers sew masks for healthcare workers, KOLD-13 | 03.22.20
  • Tucson theater community stands to lose millions, Arizona Daily Star | 03.21.20
  • “Hollywood on Location,” by TFTV’s Josh Gleich reviewed, Times Literary Supplement | 02.21.20
  • AstroTurf & American exceptionalism: “The Wolves” staged at ART, Tucson Sentinel | 02.19.20
  • Papay Solomon: Africa Elsewhere, Java Magazine | 01.07.20


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Arizona Arts

The BFA Acting & Musical Theatre 2021 Showcase is now live! Today, the filmed edition of Showcase 2021 is being released online via an exclusive platform for viewing by thousands of agents, casting directors, and other industry professionals across the U.S. and Canada – a vital final step in the professional training of our emerging actors. The Showcase is also available for general viewing – watch our talented graduating seniors now at

Congratulations to our A/MT Class of 2021! Bear Down!
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Arizona Arts

May the Fourth Be With You.

No one captured the thrill of space exploration quite like artist Robert McCall, a major figure in the University of Arizona Museum of Art collection.

For more than 60 years, McCall chronicled the history of aviation, science and space flight and shared his vision with the world. His 35-year relationship with NASA gave Americans a view of its presence in space in ways never before imagined.

In addition to being a visual historian for NASA, McCall served as a conceptual artist for the entertainment industry. He painted the poster art for Stanley Kubrick's classic, "2001: A Space Odyssey."

He has been an inspiration to generations of astronomers, engineers, and astronauts and a model for young artists, designers and illustrators.

In 2007, McCall made the founding donation of 200 original paintings and drawings to UAMA, which helped establish UAMA’s Archive of Visual Arts.

1. Robert T. McCall, Rendezvous (from The Apollo Story portfolio), 1973, Lithograph on paper, Gift of Dr. Byron C. Butler
2. From sketchbook #304, page 7, Oct. 1994. Cactus in space?
3. From sketchbook #307, page 11, Aug. 1999.
4. Mars Metropolis
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