The Department of Art and Art History’s internationally recognized research programs (Visual Communication + Emerging Media, Film and Video, Intermedia, Glass, 3D Studio, 2D Studio, Photography, Art History, Art Education) provide outstanding undergraduate and graduate training in theoretical, experimental and applied art, design and new media. With a distinguished faculty of approximately 60 artists, designers and historians and a diverse body of over 650 undergraduate and graduate students, we continue to educate a new generation of artists, designers, historians and educators.
Faculty Creative Works is an annual event showcasing the books, art, music, media, patents, conference activities, and journal contributions made by UT Arlington faculty. UTA Libraries initiated the event to give special attention to the depth and breadth of scholarship and creativity produced by UTA faculty. It complements the University’s vision of creating global impact through creative scholarship, transformative access, and collaborative learning.
Collection of the UTA Amphibian and Reptile Diversity Research Center field expeditions that include images. Due to the high number of field expeditions the Center only provides selected trips, which are the cornerstone of herpetology, gathering data and specimens for research.
Focus on Faculty is a Speakers' Series for UT Arlington faculty, begun during 2002-2003 to provide a forum for outstanding faculty to share their research and achievements with students, faculty and staff of this campus and with the citizens of Arlington. Focus on Faculty is co-sponsored by UT Arlington Libraries and Phi Kappa Phi.
A joint project of the UT Arlington’s College of Liberal Arts and the University Libraries, the Maverick Veterans’ Voices Oral History Project honors and preserves the experiences of the men and women of the UT Arlington community who have served in any branch of the United States Military.
Over the years, the UT Arlington Fine Arts Library had accumulated a sizable collection of print sheet music scores. Thanks to an internal library grant, it was possible over a three month period in 2016 to digitize a small sampling of this collection. By making this collection available to a global audience, researchers worldwide will have the ability to study the history of the United States from a unique perspective since sheet music from this era can reveal much about public opinion and the social and political issues of pre-1923 America.
Hosted by the University of North Texas, The Portal to Texas History serves as a gateway to Texas history materials supplied by museums and libraries throughout the state. The link above provides access to over 1,000 digitized items from UTA Special Collections that are accessible through the Portal. These materials from UT Arlington include include maps, photographs, illustrations, books, letters, and more.
The UTA Libraries Special Collections Division has partnered with researchers Kevin Randle, David Rudiak, Simon Schollum, and Jerry Morelock to document and disseminate photographic assets held by the Libraries related to the Roswell UFO incident of 1947. At the time, the object in question, said to be a weather balloon, was flown to the Fort Worth Army Air Field where reporters saw and photographed the material.