The Mary Jo and V. Lane Rawlins Fine Arts Series began as the Lyceum Series in 1903 when UNT was North Texas Normal College. The series has grown over the past century while never losing sight of its purpose. In all our endeavors we hope to enrich UNT students' lives and provide a higher quality of life here at North Texas.
As the Fine Arts Series enters its 111th season, we hope to entertain and educate our campus community by presenting an exciting series of performing, visual, and literary arts events. All UNT Fine Arts Series performances are presented free of charge to UNT students. In honor of the commitment that Dr. and Mrs. Rawlins have for UNT students and the Arts, the students at UNT proudly propose to rename this series The Mary Jo and V. Lane Rawlins Fine Arts Series.
Collections, Cultures and Collaborations
Curated by Tempestt Hazel
January 29 - March 7, 2015
Opening reception | January 29 | 5 - 7 p.m.
UNT Art Gallery
Tempestt Hazel is an independent curator, writer, arts advocate and co-founder of Sixty Inches From Center, a non-profit organization that documents and engages in the visual arts in Chicago. She is currently the Professional Development Manager at the Chicago Artists Coalition. At UNT, Hazel proposes to research the modern and postmodern artwork within the CVAD Permanent Collection and find a common theme amongst the works. The project is conducted in tandem with graduate student research in CVAD's Art Education and Art History Department through CVAD's Collections, Cultures and Collaborations series.
Gomez Residency Artist | February 2-5, 2015
Performance | February 5 | 8 p.m.
Murchison Performing Arts Center
Bobby McFerrin is a ten-time Grammy winning musician. His latest album, "spirityouall", is a blusey, feel-good recording, an unexpected move from the music-industry rebel who singlehnadedly redefined the role of the human voice with his a cappella hit 'Don't Worry, Be Happy,' his collaborations with YO-YO Ma, Chick Corea and the Vienna Philharmonic, his improvising choir Voicestra, and his legendary solo vocal performances.
ELENI of SPARTA
February 20, 2015 | 8 p.m.
UNT Main Auditorium
ELENI of Sparta is an Indo Greek retelling of the life of "Helen of Troy" conceptualized, choreographed and presented by Rajika Puri.
"Ain't I a Woman: My Journey to Womanhood"
February 24, 2015 | 7 p.m.
Laverne Cox ia an actress, producer and transgender advocate. She can currently be seen in the critically acclaimed Netflix original series Orange is the New Black. Her program explores how the intersections of race, class and gender uniquely affect the lives of trans women of color. From growing up in Mobile, Alabama, raised by a single mother in a Christian family, to attending college in New York City to pursue a career as an actress, to finally finding her courage to step into womanhood as she always knew at her heart was her destiny, Cox tells the story of the unique challenges along her journey to womanhood, professional achievement, self-acceptance and love.
"Marvel: Inside the World's Most Heroic Brand"
February 27, 2015 | 7 p.m.
UNT Main Auditorium
In the footsteps of celebrated comic book legend, Stan Lee, comes comic industry veteran Bill Rosemann, who creates superhero stories and characters that resonate with audiences of all ages. From Marvel to DC Comics and back to House of Ideas, Rosemann has worked alongside the industry's top creators, while writing and editing titles tarring famous characters such as Spider Man, Captain America, Iron Man, Thor and Batman. Inspirational and entertaining, Rosemann gives audiences a rare look inside the world of an iconic brand while dispensing insights into what we can learn from these larger-than-life characters to tap into our own super-human potential.
April 21, 2015 | 8 p.m.
UNT Main Auditorium
Daniel Roth has been widely acclaimed as one of the leading French organ virtuosos, and has held several prestigious positions as an artist and teacher. Renowned for his brilliant interpretations of organ literature and for his thrilling improvisations, which are regularly included in his concert programs, Daniel Roth concertized extensively throughout Europe, Great Britain, The United States, Scandanavia, Japan and Korea.
14th Annual Campus Songwriters Competition
April 28, 2015 | 7:30 p.m.
Gateway Ballroom 34
The 14th Annual Campus Songwriters Competition will present the best student songwriters from UNT. Students will compete for the trop prize and an invitation to peform at the Kerrville Folk Festival. Students can submit their original works for consideration in March 2015. Be sure to check our Facebook page for updates.
African Cultural Dance and Music Festival
April 11, 2015 | 8 p.m.
The Annual African Cultural Festival of Traditional Ethinic Music and Dance is a yearlu events that brings professional musicians and dancers from Ghana, West Africa, USA, India, Brazil and Cuba to showcase the World Music and Dance.
Unless specified, tickets are available at the Information Center in STUB, or by calling (940) 565-3805. Free tickets are available for UNT students with a valid ID and discounted tickets are available for UNT faculty, and staff.