Welcome to the H.J. Lutcher Stark Center for Physical Culture and Sports. We are delighted to once again be open to the public and will continue to welcome visitors into our space as long as The University deems it safe. Beginning Wednesday, August 25, you can once again come and study in our reading room, do research in our archives, and wander through our galleries where there are many exhibitions, including two that are related to the history of UT football. As is true throughout the University, we are not mandating mask wearing at the Stark Center, but it would be appreciated if those who are not vaccinated would please wear a mask while they are in our space.  We’ll happily provide you with a free mask at our welcome desk.  For class or group visits, please call us at 512-471-0995 or email us at info@starkcenter.org so we can be prepared for your visit.  Information on parking may be found here. 

A Surprise Gift from Artist David Deming

A Surprise Gift from Artist David Deming

For 15 years renowned artist David Deming and I shared The Forty Acres—as we call UT’s main campus—but our paths never crossed. Deming was in the Art Department teaching sculpture, then serving as chair of the department, and finally as Dean of The College of Fine Arts until he moved back to his hometown in 1998 to become President of the Cleveland Institute of Art. During those same years, Terry and I were teaching weight training and other classes in Kinesiology and Health Education.  We were friends with other Art Department faculty like painters Kelly Fearing, and Vincent Mariani, (who...

Rogue Fitness Honors Terry Todd with Documentary Premiering at Austin Film Festival

Rogue Fitness Honors Terry Todd with Documentary Premiering at Austin Film Festival

The H.J. Lutcher Stark Center for Physical Culture and Sports announces the premier and theatrical release of The Commissioner of Power, a feature-length documentary about the life and work of Terry Todd, Ph.D.  Todd was the founder (with his wife, Jan) of the H.J. Lutcher Stark Center in the College of Education and taught in the Department of Kinesiology & Health Education for 35 years specializing in research related to strength and sport history. He is regarded as one of the most important figures in the history of strength training and strength coaching. The Commissioner of Power premieres on Wednesday,...

The Stark Center is a research center housed within the Department of Kinesiology & Health Education.  We are a unique combination of library, archive, and gallery/exhibit space.  Click on the images below for more information.

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The Stark Center is committed to making its resources available to the public.  To that end, we are creating a variety of digital projects, including flipping books and interactive exhibits.

 

The Stark Center features collections from around the world related to all aspects of physical culture and sports.

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