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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

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.

detail shot of artwork
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.

woman in formal indigenous clothing speaking
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.

 

woman in red top
Arts and Culture | February 3, 2022

This year's inductees include legendary songstress Dionne Warwick, iconic musician and performer Paul Anka, prima ballerina Cynthia Gregory, and actor and educator Michael Tylo (posthumously).

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.

Art In The News

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.

Artforum
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

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.
March 29, 2022
Laurence Myers Reese (Art) presented his thesis work "In the Image of... (Towards a Trans Talmud)" at the Western Jewish Studies Association annual conference at the University of Oklahoma, Norman. His work was part of a panel on Modern Jewish Identities with scholars from Israel and the U.S. He is a graduate student.
March 10, 2022
Tiffany Lin (Art) is part of the Migrate, a temporary art installation in the Wetlands Park Nature Preserve with installments by local artists reflecting the theme of "Migration and Movement."