TJAA Zoom Webinar with Dr. Dennis Kratz

Events, Visual Arts  •   November 18, 2020

​November 15, 2020

APART: Thoughts on Public Art/Religion/Translation 

Creating/Responding to Art

Dr. Dennis Kratz is the Senior Associate Provost and Director of the Center for Asian Studies, and Rockover Professor of Humanities at The University of Texas at Dallas.

He served as Dean of the School of Arts and Humanities for 22 years. Prior to that, he served as the University’s Dean of Undergraduate Education. 

Dennis founded the University’s Confucius Institute to promote knowledge and understanding of Chinese culture, and visited China twice a year, for many years.  He then expanded his interest to other Asian countries.

His research emphasizes the continuation and transformation of the western “heroic” tradition from classical antiquity through medieval and modern literature. He studies the ways in which artists seek to maintain the essential qualities of that inheritance, while making their art a vehicle for the expression of values that speak to a contemporary audience.

Dennis is a published author, and has received numerous awards, including, most recently, the 2020 North Texas Business Council for the Arts Obelisk Award for Lifetime Achievement.

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