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Welcome to the Academy for Visual and Performing Arts!  Since 2003, we have been supporting the curiosity, passion, and endeavors for the Arts on the Texas A&M University campus and in the Bryan-College Station area.  We host nationally and internationally renowned experimental artists, support innovative experiments by our faculty and students, but also engage our community in current dialogues about the Arts.  We hope you join us to make an impact on the Arts, our community, and society. 


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    NEW “AVPA Virtual Workshop Grant”

    In order to respond to the limited travels and face-to-face interactions during the fall and continuously enhance the Arts at Texas A&M, the AVPA is offering a new "Virtual Workshop Grant" of $500 each to support collaborations between faculty members and external artists in conducting virtual workshops during the academic year of 2020-2021 to enhance students’ learning experience.

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    Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of American Women’s Right to Vote

    To help round out our celebration of women in the United States gaining the right to vote in 1920, the Wright Gallery invites women faculty in the College of Architecture to submit work for the opening exhibition in the Fall 2020 semester. The show will include flatwork (painting, photography, prints, drawings, collage, plans, sections, elevations, renders, etc.), sculpture and other 3D work, assemblage, multimedia installations, time-based work, textiles, interactive pieces, and Augmented/Virtual/Mixed/ Extended Reality by women and about women, about current affairs, and about other historically marginalized communities. Contributors whose work is selected for inclusion will also be asked to craft a short, written account of a woman artist whose work, life, pioneering spirit, and/or social and political engagement provided inspiration or otherwise made an impact on their own lives and work, and provide an image of the artist or an example of the artist’s work. The text will be displayed next to each artist’s work in the gallery. 

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    Liberty & Justice for All Poetry Celebration

    Hosted by Navasota Theatre Alliance in partnership with the Texas A&M Academy for Visual and Performing Arts
    In preparation for the 4th of July, please join us for a celebration of poetry on the theme: “Liberty and Justice for All.”  Our event will be headlined by noted poet, Todd Fuller.  Todd is the author of “To the Disappearance,”  “60 Feet Six Inches and Other Distances from Home: the (Baseball) Life of Mose YellowHorse (Holy Cow! Press.”  His work has been featured widely in journals across the country.  Todd is dynamic and engaging.  You won’t want to miss hearing him read his works on this theme.

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  • Living Architecture Systems Group -TAMU Exhibition Catalogue
    Sep 09 - Sep 29, 2019

    Living Architecture Systems Group -TAMU Exhibition Catalogue

    Can architecture come alive? Could future buildings think, and feel? The collaborative work of the Living Architecture Systems Group draws on a fundamental desire to dwell in living nature. The Living Architecture collaboration includes architects, engineers and industrial designers from research centres within North America and Europe, led by artist and architect Philip Beesley of Waterloo Architecture. 
  • Royal Osiris Karaoke Ensemble’s The Art of Luv                (Part 6): Awesome Grotto!
    Oct 03, 2019 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

    Royal Osiris Karaoke Ensemble’s The Art of Luv (Part 6): Awesome Grotto!

    Royal Osiris Karaoke Ensemble (ROKE) describe themselves as “a musical priesthood that explores the metaphysics and mythologies of love, desire, and courtship at the end of the 20th century.” Their work represents the cutting edge of experimental performance, as they combine installation art, ritual, opera, movement, and theatre to create unique experiences for audiences in intimate settings. Their work has been presented at world-renowned performance festivals in New York, Portland, Philadelphia, and beyond.