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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

woman looking up at giant rocks
Arts and Culture | September 28, 2022

Five to 10 artists will be chosen to produce work that responds to five historic Nevadan land art sites associated with artworks by Walter De Maria, Jean Tinguely, and Michael Heizer.

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Arts and Culture | September 21, 2022

Join us as we explore how art, design, media, and performing arts disciplines enhance the creation of knowledge.

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People | July 26, 2022

The history-making program manager helps shape college women leaders and advocates for human rights.

UNLV President Keith E. Whitfield at commencement
People | May 10, 2022

UNLV president will highlight exceptional students at commencement who embody the academic, research, and community impact of the graduating class.

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Arts and Culture | April 28, 2022

The biannual Open Studios is an opportunity for the community to visit the graduate studios and meet the artists.

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Arts and Culture | April 7, 2022

The Barrick Museum is the only institution in Nevada to be selected as a finalist for this prestigious award.

 

Art In The News

The Salt Lake Tribune
June 26, 2022

Like any work of art, the value of Spiral Jetty — easily the most recognizable artwork in Utah — depends on how you look at it.

KTNV-TV: ABC 13
December 13, 2021

Last summer Lisa Rock left her house as seldom as she could. She says it's because of what was happening right outside her door.

College Art Association of America
December 7, 2021

Scroll down to meet this year’s candidates and submit your online voting form.

New York Times
November 30, 2021

His status as an art-world outsider, and as a staunch defender of “beauty” in art, drew him legions of fans and enemies alike.

Enstars
November 26, 2021

Dave Hickey, a critic, popularly known for his book "Art Guitar: Essays on Art & Democracy," has passed away at the age of 82.

Germanic
November 26, 2021

Dave Hickey, a prominent American critic whose essays covered subjects from Liberace to Norman Rockwell, has died.

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Recent Art Accomplishments

August 16, 2022
Hikmet Loe (Art) published an article on Aug. 16 in the Southwest Contemporary titled, "Land Art Diary: Utah's Earthworks Feel the Heat of Climate Change." 
July 29, 2022
Laurence Reese (Art) was recently published in the regional Southwest Contemporary Magazine for a review of "Forgotten Artifacts" at Core Contemporary Las Vegas. "Forgotten Artifacts" is an exhibition that includes Emily Budd and Jerrica Robbins (both Art), along with other art students and UNLV art alumni Chris Bauder, Eric Pawloski, Christina…
May 27, 2022
Emily Budd and Jerrica Robbins (both Art), along with other art students and UNLV art alumni Chris Bauder, Eric Pawloski, Christina Uran, and Micah Haji-Sheikh have work exhibited in "Forgotten Artifacts," a group show celebrating popular cast metal sculptors in the Las Vegas Valley. Hosted by Core Contemporary and curated by Ross Takahashi, the…
May 13, 2022
Tiffany Lin (Art) delivered a lecture at UNR in the department of art in which she discussed recent works on American life, history, and ecology of the Mojave. 
April 22, 2022
Emily Budd (Art) has had her sculptural work selected for the group exhibition, Mixed Media, at Site:Brooklyn Gallery. The exhibition runs until May 22.
April 2, 2022
Laurence Myers Reese (Art) spoke at the 2022 Conney Conference for Jewish Arts at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, about his thesis work "In the Image of (Towards a Trans Talmud)," an interdisciplinary work investigating themes of intersex, trans, and genderqueer identity in Jewish texts. He is a graduate student.