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The Creative Research Laboratory (CRL) was a site for contemporary art and design, providing a year-round schedule of exhibitions and community programming by students and faculty in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Texas at Austin. The CRL closed in June 2010 in advance of the launch of the department's new exhibition and research space, the Visual Arts Center (VAC), opening in September 2010. The VAC inhabits the space in the Art Building previously occupied by the Blanton Museum of Art and features five gallery spaces in which a variety of exhibitions by leading contemporary artists, students, faculty, and alumni take place.

Creative Research Lab


jump to Construction Exhibit Construction

September 2005

jump to Framework Exhibit Framework

October 2005

jump to Art Teachers Exhibit Artists & Future Art Teachers

November 2005

jump to Heydays Exhibit Heydays (again)

December 2005


January 2006

link to Sr Studio Show Senior Studio Show

February 2006

link to MFA1 MFA 1

March 2006

link to MFA2 MFA 2

April 2006

link to Sr Design Design Senior Show

May 2006

link to Now and Tomorrow III Now and Tomorrow III

June 2006

link to Making It Alone Making It Alone

July 2006

link to Making It Together Making It Together

August 2006