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  • A group of people inside the Barrick Museum, listening to a woman speak
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Aesthetics and Theories of the Visual Arts

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

Black and white painting of a man in angst holding his phone to his open mouth
Black and white of a group of four people looking at numerous polaroid-sized images hanging on a wall
Student using a marker to color an infographic about voting
A woman playing a harp
A woman painting

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UNLV Artist Lecture Series

The UNLV Artist Lecture Series features a diverse array of some of the most compelling artists and thinkers working in the art world today. This important program brings both established and emerging artists to visit the campus and discuss their work in public lectures and to offer individual critiques to our B.F.A. and M.F.A. students.

poster with words "UNLV MFA Open Studios 2018 April 27"
Apr. 24, 2018

The public is invited to visit master of fine art candidates and visit their studios where they will present recent work.

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Apr. 16, 2018

Sessions start at the top of each hour from 1 to 5 p.m.

Lawrence Weschler
Apr. 12, 2018

Longtime New Yorker writer will explore ways art and science have been approached together, and separately, over the years.

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Apr. 6, 2018

The scholar and artist unpacks her 'Scouted' series, a re-contextualization of location shots behind the classic Martin Scorsese film Casino (1995).

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