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The Arts

The arts at UNLV has a mission to boldly launch visionaries who transform the global community through collaboration, scholarship, and innovation. We are proud to offer programs and performances within our departments of art, dance, entertainment engineering, film, music, Nevada Conservatory Theatre, School of  Music, and School of Architecture that both challenge and entertain.

Three ballerinas dancing in garden at night
Musician playing trumpet
Glass door with Performing Arts Center logo and reflection of sky
Mother and daughter look at art work.

Museums and Galleries

Our museums and galleries offer a unique opportunity to directly experience art firsthand. Our free, yearlong programming features artwork from nationally and internationally recognized artists, regionally acclaimed artists, and our own faculty and students.

Barrick Museum
A closeup of a page from a Special Collections book
Handwritten sheet music
Herbarium slide of dried flowers
Crowd attending a lecture


From politicians and international journalists to Nobel Laureates and local experts, we continue to offer a stage to some of the greatest voices of our time.

Guillermo del Toro speaks on stage
Susana Ferreira reads from paper at podium
Camille Busette speaks on stage
Thomas & Mack Center

Thomas & Mack Center, Cox Pavilion, and Sam Boyd Stadium

UNLV offers Las Vegas the best in world-class entertainment. We have played host to exciting and diverse events, including National Finals Rodeo, World Championship boxing, and UNLV Athletics. Event after event, our venues set attendance and revenue records, confirming our status as a shining star in the entertainment capital of the world.