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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

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Arts and Culture | March 13, 2020

Graduate art students take “library” as their prompt in this upcoming group exhibition.

Arts and Culture | February 26, 2020

Founded in 2003, the hall honors people who have made significant contributions to the visual arts, performing arts, or architecture.

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Arts and Culture | December 18, 2019

Create, connect, and explore! Join the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art for a day of all-ages art exploration and hands-on creativity.

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People | December 11, 2019

Alumna Jaimee Newberry turns a mommy-daughter holiday project into a booming custom clothing company.

A student uses printing equipment in an art studio.
People | December 6, 2019

Students and professors use extended campus hours to prepare for finals week.

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Arts and Culture | December 2, 2019

The fall semester is wrapping up in the department of art. Enjoy any of these 12 spectacular experiences in the 12th month of the year.

Art In The News

Las Vegas Review Journal
March 7, 2020

UNLV’s Student Union Art Gallery showcases works created by eight Beginning Painting students in the exhibit “Seeing in Paint 2: Selections From Fall Beginning Painting.” Works by artists Emily Fisher, Sam Ganados, Micah Haji-Sheikh, Jasmine Hernandez, Olga Krolevich, Alina Lundquist, Jeremy Miller and Jessica Rios are on display through March 27.

Las Vegas Review Journal
February 26, 2020

Sunday will mark one year that Heather Harmon has been working to give the people of Las Vegas their first standalone dedicated art museum.

February 20, 2020

Spring has sprung (or has started to) in northern New Mexico (where our Southwest US editor Ellie Duke lives), and that means it’s time to come out of hibernation to explore the artistic offerings of the season. As always, there are many wonderful exhibitions, festivals, and art events taking place during the coming months throughout the southwestern US.

Luna Luna
February 17, 2020

I define authentic as something derived from a lived experience. Every creative endeavor should be produced from a place of honesty. Creating any type of cultural artifact should be done in earnest. The world is already too cluttered with lies manufactured by disingenuous and profit-driven motivations. Keeping your creative space true is an exercise in freedom.

Las Vegas Review Journal
February 8, 2020

UNLV’s Student Union Art Gallery showcases works created by eight Beginning Painting students in the exhibit “Seeing in Paint 2: Selections From Fall Beginning Painting.”

Las Vegas Weekly
December 26, 2019

This year, Las Vegas visual, literary, theatrical and performing arts scenes took several decisive steps forward. Here are just a few of the year's highlights.

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Recent Art Accomplishments

March 27, 2020
Wendy Kveck (Art) has an interview online at The Art People podcast. She discusses her growth and development as a painter, performance artist, sculptor, and educator in Las Vegas with podcast host Justin Favela, '14 BA Art. Her work involves collaboration, found photographs, and non-traditional materials such as cake frosting.    
March 24, 2020
Laurence Myers Reese (Art) was recently published in Concept, a catalog for a national art exhibition produced by the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition. Reese's essay discusses the work of Micala Gingrich Gaylord of Wichita, Kansas, and the way personal stories can build a communal narrative. He is a graduate student.
March 11, 2020
Dave Rowe, Sapira Cheuk, and Cida de Aragon (all Art) are participating in a group exhibition, "Aesthetics Primary," at the Fifth Street School through May 30. This exhibition focuses on artists whose work could be defined as possessing aesthetic beauty or creating visual pleasure. de Aragon is a graduate student.
February 24, 2020
Emily Budd (Art) is one of 47 artists from 24 states being featured in Eros & Thanatos, a national juried exhibition, at the Burkham Gallery in Flint, Michigan. Eros, Greek god of love and sex, and Thanatos, the personification of death, have been used throughout western culture to symbolize the driving forces of life, love, sexuality,...
February 24, 2020
Tiffany Lin (Art) will represent Nevada as a delegate to the For Freedoms Congress in Los Angeles. For Freedoms will explore strategies to supercharge civic engagement.
February 13, 2020
Ashley Doughty (Art) will present at the 108th annual College of Art Association Conference in Chicago this month. She will present on a panel called Black, Brown + Latinx Graphic Design Educators, chaired by Kelly A Walters from The New School, Parsons School of Design. Other participating designers are representing the College of New Jersey,...