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Department of Art News

The Department of Art at UNLV offers BA, BS, BFA, and MFA degrees in the unparalleled creative environment of Las Vegas.

Current Art News

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
Arts and Culture | September 22, 2021

Selected artist to create an original site-specific mural celebrating the thriving and diverse Las Vegas community.

An art piece in blue and yellow depicts geometric shapes
Arts and Culture | August 16, 2021

This momentous event celebrates the beauty of Indigeneity through the art of local and regional Native American Women artists.

collage of book covers
Campus News | August 4, 2021

Education and art majors team up to better explain complex concepts to children.

a flier for art talk talk talk
Arts and Culture | July 28, 2021

Presented by Los Angeles-based artists Beck + Col, "ART TALK Talk talk" is an online art talk show modeled after classic late night shows like "The Tonight Show."

photo of BLM mural on building
Campus News | June 16, 2021

Oversized banner celebrates campus diversity as part of student government initiative.

Campus News | June 8, 2021

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Art In The News

Las Vegas Weekly
September 9, 2021

The joys of a sketchbook are many, and it’s one of the most accessible hobbies around.

Denver Business Journal
September 7, 2021

At a time when officials are looking in many directions for solutions to transportation issues, a group of activists is suggesting more state and local leaders consider combining their planning for roads, highways and walking paths with an often-overlooked sector — art.

Nevada Business
August 30, 2021

Carnevale Gallery plans to donate 25 percent of its proceeds through September to Vegas PBS to help support local arts programming in honor of late artist Rita Asfour.

Las Vegas Weekly
August 26, 2021

Culture: Art exhibits, theater productions, and more.

KTNV-TV: ABC 13
June 10, 2021

Thursday, the Secretary of Energy is coming to Las Vegas.

KSNV-TV: News 3
May 10, 2021

When most people think of viewing art standard venues such as museums, galleries or public displays come to mind. But Southern Nevada is also home to examples of what's called "Land Art”; sculpture on a grand scale reshaping portions of the earth itself.

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Recent Art Accomplishments

September 23, 2021
Q'shaundra James (Art) had her artwork featured in Issue 154 of Reed Magazine:
September 20, 2021
Susanna Newbury (Art) will present "Frank Gehry's Creative Aesthetics" at the Glass House Monday, Sept. 20. The talk, drawn from her 2021 book The Speculative City, examines architect Frank Gehry's early designs for museums and artist's studios in Los Angeles. The Glass House, built by Philip Johnson between 1949 and 1995, is a National Trust...
September 13, 2021
Anne Savage (Art) and Lauren Paljusaj (English) have installed their planned photographic research exhibition in the display cases outside Special Collections entrance on the Library's third floor. "Intimate Nevada" reflects on the hisotry of Southern Nevada through photographs of early settlers and architecture. Accompanying content to the...
September 8, 2021
Fawn Douglas (Art) was featured on KNPR's Native Nevada Chapter 6: The Artivists. Douglas is an MFA candidate.
August 4, 2021
Iandry Randriamandroso (Art) led teens in creating the Together Govans mural in Baltimore this summer.
July 26, 2021
Hikmet Loe (Art) was featured in a recent Artforum article on land art.