Arts and Humanities

In an experiment colloquially called "adobe Stonehenge," researchers at the Desert Research Learning Center at Saguaro National Park are looking at the impact of heavy rainfall on adobe brick construction.
May 27, 2020
Science and folklore can be important partners when it comes to addressing global challenges like climate change and COVID-19. Folklorist Maribel Alvarez says folklore can document the kind of "knowing" that only comes from generations of tradition and observation.
This undated photo from UArizona Special Collections’ Southwestern and Borderlands Photograph Collection shows the border between Nogales, Arizona, and Nogales, Sonora, along International Street. (Courtesy of University of Arizona Libraries, Special Collections)
May 21, 2020
The $750,000 grant to University Libraries will allow researchers to produce open-access humanities research from the border for both academic and popular audiences.
The Arizona Repertory Theatre canceled its production of "The Light in the Piazza" before the set could be completed. (Photo courtesy of Hank Stratton)
May 19, 2020
Experts from the College of Fine Arts say this is a good time to focus on creating your own art, in addition to taking in your favorite movies, shows, books and music.
May 7, 2020
A new UArizona project aims to build a stronger community of student veterans and empower them to tell their own stories, with an understanding of the broader context of post-war homecoming across different generations and cultures.
Many universities, including the University of Arizona, have been forced to cancel in-person graduation ceremonies because of COVID-19. This photo was taken during the 2018 ceremony.
April 9, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to the cancellation of countless time-honored rituals. Maribel Alvarez in the School of Anthropology says creating new rituals can help ease the pain.
Master of Fine Arts student Rachel Wilkins models one of the dual-layer masks that she and her fellow students are making. (Photo courtesy of the College of Fine Arts)
March 26, 2020
A group of students in the School of Theatre, Film and Television are putting their costume-making skills to work making masks for health care workers, first responders and more.
Daniel Asia, professor of music
Feb. 18, 2020
Daniel Asia, a professor in the Fred Fox School of Music, has been nominated to serve a six-year term as a member of the National Council on the Arts.
Feb. 10, 2020
The Humanities Seminars Program is offering a multidisciplinary, six-week “Climate Change: Earth, Sea, and Sky” class.
Gallery 11/07/95 is the first memorial gallery in Bosnia and Herzegovina, an exhibition space with documentary and artistic interpretations aiming to preserve the memory of the Srebrenica tragedy and the 8,372 people who perished in the massacres.
Nov. 6, 2019
The Artistic Activism After Atrocity project examines how post-atrocity societies remember and engage with past violence, particularly the role of art in changing minds and attitudes.