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Aesthetics and Theories of the Visual Arts

An intense, professional education in the aesthetics and theories of the visual arts.

Academic Programs

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Student using a marker to color an infographic about voting
A harpist plucking the harp strings in front of a gallery for the Barrick Museum.

Museums and Galleries

Among the many sights on the UNLV campus are our museums and galleries. UNLV has a wealth of fine art and artifacts from all over the world housed in the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art and the Donna Beam Fine Art Gallery.

Student Artwork

Throughout a semester, our students create many great works of art. Explore the curated galleries of some of the best student art, and see the great work our students are creating.

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What's Happening

A collage of images showing the final set design for a theatre performance as well as the Barrick Museum behind blooming yellow flowers.
Feb. 9, 2018

From galleries and exhibits to the latest Nevada Conservatory Theatre production, we're adding the finishing touches on art projects across campus.

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Dec. 7, 2017

Museum director Alisha Kerlin is building a network of collaborators from disparate disciplines and inventing new ways to entice the community to campus.

Nov. 21, 2017

Game designer honors artist friend with scholarship.

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Sep. 13, 2017

In an era of answers at our fingertips, UNLV’s real role is to promote ignorance in our students, argues the Barrick Museum’s D.K. Sole.

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