Diversity and Inclusion spotlight: work by Kelly Moore
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Art emboldens individuals to share their unique voices and that of their communities. Art can also fuel courage to deviate from harmful conventions and embrace heterogeneity and difference. These qualities have empowered art to serve as a powerful catalyst for social change — giving voice to the disempowered, challenging systems of oppression, and raising awareness of social inequity.
The School of Art recognizes that marginalized communities face forms of oppression on and off our campus. In the face of those challenges and in keeping with its educational and artistic mission, the School of Art seeks to foster a welcoming, equitable, and accessible community, characterized by respect and civility, for all its students, faculty, and staff. To cultivate the artistic development and growth of our community, we see it as our responsibility to create spaces in which everyone can think for, express, and freely be themselves, unencumbered by barriers. As individuals within this community, we recognize our own privilege and role in realizing and continually upholding these shared aspirations.
Endorsed by the School of Art Faculty, 23 January 2023
Questions, Concerns, Comments? We’re listening.
We are always interested in hearing your general thoughts about diversity-related issues and matters concerning our climate in the School of Art. This portal is anonymous and monitored by our Diversity Committee. We appreciate your honesty, so feel free to let us know if you think improvements are necessary.
Diversity Project Spotlights
The School of Art believes that creativity thrives on diverse perspectives. We also believe that sharing, questioning, and learning about our community leads to awareness and change. Throughout the semester, we highlight projects by UT students and faculty that address topics of cultural, racial, ethnic, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and religious diversity. Have a project that should be featured? Learn more and submit your project for consideration.
Diversity Project Spotlights
- MFA Student Ruchi Singh: Internship with the Jewish Museum in New York
- Stacey Robinson and Julie Lohnes Interview at the Ewing Gallery
- Stacey Robinson Brings Energy and Collaborative Art to Knoxville
- MFA Grad Danqi Cai to Teach at University of Arkansas
- Works of Koichi Yamamoto Featured in “Actuel: l’estampe contemporaine”
- Ruchi Singh to Intern with Jewish Museum in NYC
- Art History Student to Attend Conservation Workshop
- Daily Beacon Features Visiting Artist Lonnie Holley and the Downtown Gallery
- Artist in Residence Lecture with Warith Taha, March 9, 2023
- Hiles and Ekstrum Present at CAA Conference
- Tennessee Triennial Showcases Contemporary Art Community
- Students Featured in Shopper News
- Elaine McMillion Sheldon’s “King Coal” to Premiere at Sundance Film Festival
- Military Veteran Yilan Chang Dukes to Graduate – Fall 2022
- Sculpture Students Partner with Dogwood Elementary for Outdoor Art Exhibit
- “Our Tennessee” Celebrates UT Libraries’ Beauford Delaney Collection
- Neil Greenberg Offers Art & Organism Course
- Printmaking Students Create Book With Visiting Artist Wuon-Gean Ho
- Ceramicist Isaac Scott to Lecture on Thursday, October 20, 2022
- WELCOME STUDENTS FROM WROCŁAW, POLAND
- Retrospective by Thais Lloyd at Gallery 1010
- Student Profile: Ruchi Singh
- “Light of Truth” 2022 Juried Student Exhibition and Exchange
- Mythology, Inspiration for Art by Jace Hermanto
- Motherland, a Series of Paintings by Mary Laube
- From America to Kurdistan and Back Again: Nuveen Barwari
- At the Intersection of Art and Disabilities