Arts and Humanities

Many students who have presented their work during the annual film competition have gone on to work in the film industry. (Photo credit: Jack Alexander Jr.)
April 19, 2017
A group of emerging filmmakers, all graduating UA seniors, will present films that explore themes relating to topics that include friendship, young love, social issues and family traditions.
April 10, 2017
Through the Mellon Foundation, the UA Press will launch an initiative to digitize out-of-print books that highlight the experiences of indigenous and Latino groups in the Southwest.
Conservation staff member Betsy Burr prepares the basket exhibit at the Arizona State Museum. (Photo: Bob Demers/UANews)
April 5, 2017
The exhibit, opening Saturday, showcases items from the Arizona State Museum's collection of more than 35,000 American Indian baskets and fiber art items. With UANews video.
According to artist David Tineo, a UA alumnus, “Our world has come to a crossroads. Borders, race, religion, skin color and sexual preference can no longer exist as barriers, for we are a great woven human tapestry.”
April 3, 2017
Exhibits introduce the UA Museum of Art to Phoenix residents, offer artists an opportunity to show their work, and create new opportunities for student and faculty engagement.
UA researcher Jennifer Jenkins says "tribesourcing" is the process of asking tribal members to re-narrate historical films from the Native perspective.
March 29, 2017
A team led by UA researcher Jennifer Jenkins, funded through a National Endowment for the Humanities program, will record narratives from tribal members around the state.
The debut documentary by director María José Cuevas, which swept multiple awards at the Morelia Film Festival, will screen during Tucson Cine Mexico, a partnership involving the UA Hanson Film Institute, New York-based Cinema Tropical and Mexico City’s Ambulante. (Photo: Matt Barnes)
March 21, 2017
Tucson Cine Mexico places an emphasis on including films directed by women and representing indigenous people. The festival will be held March 22-26.
This spring, UA instructors and graduate students are offering a reading course at the Whetstone Unit in the Arizona State Prison Complex. The participants in the course are incarcerated veterans in the "Regaining Honor” pod. (Photo courtesy of the Whetstone Unit)
March 20, 2017
The 47-year-old program is training students and faculty to help with prison writing workshops, offering an undergraduate course on prison writing and piloting an inmate reading course.
TC Tolbert (center), who earned a Master of Fine Arts in poetry from the UA, is a poet of stature. Tolbert has been named as Tucson poet laureate. U.S. poet laureate Juan Felipe Herrera (left) attended the announcement at the UA. (Photo: Sarah Ann Gzemski/UA Poetry Center)
March 13, 2017
TC Tolbert, who first moved to Tucson more than 14 years ago, calls the city "a place unlike any other" because of its deep commitment to the arts and social justice.
March 8, 2017
With the Tucson Festival of Books on the way this weekend, writers across disciplines discuss what makes this such a special place for them to pursue their creative endeavors.