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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

A woman sits next to a mural
Arts and Culture | December 1, 2021

MFA art student Lyssa Parks' work "Star Studies" explores campus diversity and the imposter syndrome that some students feel.

A box with dirt in it
Arts and Culture | November 17, 2021

Exhibition features projects from 10 fine arts bachelor's students.

The exterior of the Barrick Museum
Arts and Culture | October 28, 2021

Romero to talk about her art practice and the ideas that drive her at the Barrick Museum auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

Two women hold flourescent lights in front of a crowd
Arts and Culture | October 18, 2021

Co-presented by philanthropist Susan N. Houston, the College of Fine Arts hosts the free annual Art Walk to honor the Las Vegas community for its dedicated support of the arts and culture in Southern Nevada.

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.

Art In The News

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.

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.

November 26, 2021

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

November 22, 2021

Art critic Dave Hickey, known for his sharp wit and brash writing, died at his home in Santa Fe, New Mexico, of heart disease November 12 at the age of eighty-two.

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Recent Art Accomplishments

January 20, 2022
Tiffany Lin (Art) recently was featured on KNPR's series "Exit Spring Mountain." She is one of the guests for episode seven, "Count Us In." Every year the federal government allocates billions of funds for everything from hospitals and schools to emergency services and roads. For minorities, the data can be especially critical for access to…
November 30, 2021
Laurence Reese (Art), a graduate student, recently published in Southwest Contemporary a review of "Ah-wah-nee," an exhibtion at the Donna Beam Gallery at UNLV.  
November 5, 2021
Kristin Hough (Art) recently opened her solo exhibition "Time Out For Tears" at the Whitney Library. Time Out For Tears is an exhibition of paintings based on still frames from consecutive seasons of The Bachelor, The Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise. The work focuses on a ubiquitous trope in reality TV — female contestants crying on camera.…
November 3, 2021
Sapira Cheuk (Art) recently was featured on the Seeing Color Podcast with Zhiwan Cheung. She is an ink painter and installation artist interested in ways of knowing through the body and how these modes of knowledge reflect or internalize external experiences.
November 2, 2021
Tiffany Lin and Lyssa Park (both Art) contributed designs for new Zoom Zone Designed by Children's Discovery Museum, a kid-friendly area at the Mineta San Jose International Airport. Park is an MFA candidate. With its entrance decorated in the museum’s signature purple, the Zoom Zone will satisfy kids’ interest in things that fly — whether it’s a…
November 2, 2021
Laurence Myers Reese (Art) wrote coverage for Southwest Contemporary on 2021 The Bullfrog Biennial in Beatty. He is an MFA candidate.