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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

abstract digital art
Arts and Culture | January 18, 2023

This spring’s exhibition season features five solo exhibitions of artists exploring diverse mediums, themes, and identities.

collage of 8 individual people
Arts and Culture | December 7, 2022

The event, to be held March 21, honors those who have made a significant impact in the areas of visual arts, performing arts, or architecture.

photo of wall art
Campus News | November 23, 2022

The project represents a gift from the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV Class of 2022 and the theme of 'diversity, inclusion, and acceptance.'

abstract painting
Arts and Culture | November 2, 2022

The exhibition, which is open to the public, will showcase the works of the late Las Vegas-based artist and beloved UNLV professor beginning November 4.

 

two ballerinas and one ballerino dancing together
Arts and Culture | October 10, 2022

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.

two people viewing fine art in a gallery
Arts and Culture | September 29, 2022

Fresh Studies is an exhibition of new artwork by the 2022-23 UNLV Bachelor of Fine Arts cohort.

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

February 2, 2023
Tiffany Lin (Art) contributed illustrations for Wildsam’s latest release on Las Vegas, which launches Friday, February 3. Wildsam publishes field guides for travelers, readers, and the endlessly curious. Inside Wildsam Las Vegas, you'll find city stories from writers past and present; illustrated maps to desert hikes, select gambling spots,…
October 27, 2022
Tradition-Innovations in Art, Design, and Media Education Panel Kimberly G. James (Music), Kymberly Mellen (Theatre), Phillip Zawarus (Architecture), Olga Townsend (UNLV Art Alumna), Adam Paul (Film), Julian Kilker (JMS), Timothy Jones (Music), Morgan Iommi (NSC), Alethea Inns (OIT), and Yvonne Houy (College of Fine Arts) presented on "tradition…
October 26, 2022
Trauma-Informed Performing Arts Education Workshop Kymberly Mellen (Theatre), Alethea Inns (OIT), Morgan Iommi (NSC), Olga Townsend (UNLV Art Alumna), and Yvonne Houy (College of Fine Arts) facilitated the most requested workshop for the 2022 Art Schools Network national conference. Trauma — an emotional response to disturbing events — literally…
October 10, 2022
UNLV College of Fine Arts Dean Nancy J. Uscher has begun her term as president of the International Council of Fine Arts Deans (ICFAD). ICFAD is a vehicle through which members share information and ideas that enhance the leadership of deans and associate deans, provosts and associate provosts, university presidents and other arts executives in…
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…