Dawn Hewitt found her passion for art and art history while taking a course at Austin Community College (ACC), and it changed her life forever! She developed critical and creative thinking skills during her studies, which were honed first at ACC and then while earning a BA in Art History at The University of Texas at Austin (UT), graduating with honors and a certificate in European Studies. She went on to earn an MA in Art History, with a focus on Museum Studies and a certificate in Women and Gender Studies, from Texas Christian University. Since the fall 2016, Dawn has taught Art Appreciation at ACC. She enjoys engaging with students from all courses of study and backgrounds. Her love of art and place has resulted in an ACC study abroad offering that will take students to Vienna, Austria to explore and appreciate the art and architecture that created such a complex and rich culture. She has also worked at the Blanton Museum of Art. In 2018, Dawn joined the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at UT. At the Center, Dawn is the Director of Community Engagement; in this role, she creates outreach and connection opportunities through events, exhibitions, and DEAI initiatives. Her teaching and academic philosophy is that art can bring people together through shared experience and collective memory.

Courses Taught
ARTS 1301 Art Appreciation 

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Email: jthrashe@austincc.edu
Website: simplebooklet.com/artappreciation2021
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/dawn-elizabeth-hewitt
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