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The College of Fine Arts provides an academic experience that heightens awareness of the physical, intellectual, and cultural world while preparing students for professional employment and/or post-graduate study in their artistic area.

Current Fine Arts News

A collage of found objects adorn a wall
Arts and Culture | July 19, 2021

Entry to the 5-7:30 p.m. event is free, and guests are not required to register.

A man holds a sign over his head with one hand while the other is on the ground
Arts and Culture | June 18, 2021

Enjoy this final performance of "Spin (After Sol LeWitt)," an exhibition of sculpture, video, photography, and performance by Colorado-based artist Yumi Janairo Roth.

photo of BLM mural on building
Campus News | June 16, 2021

Oversized banner celebrates campus diversity as part of student government initiative.

man with award
People | June 14, 2021

Nick Tipping earns Best Jazz Artist for his work with his band, The Jac.

A pastel drawing of a tree
Arts and Culture | June 9, 2021

The free workshop celebrating "A Beauteous Tree: Margaret Fuller’s Femality" will be held from noon-3 p.m. June 19.

A woman speaks into a microphone
Arts and Culture | June 9, 2021

The June 12 discussion at the museum will focus on the importance of using "testimonio" teaching methods in contemporary classrooms.

Fine Arts In The News

Today
July 26, 2021

Experts share their thoughts on the engagement watch trend.

Film Festival Today
July 23, 2021

Augustine Frizzell’s directorial debut, Never Goin’ Back, was an irreverent stoner comedy about two high-school-dropout waitresses which, though imperfect, felt fun and fresh.

Rewire
July 16, 2021

Floristry is 'a therapy in itself — it's connecting with nature... to make artwork.'

Washington Post
July 15, 2021

Americans are returning to work and finding that sensibilities and dress codes have changed. With hybrid dressing, ‘all bets are off.'

Refinery29
July 12, 2021

After 16 months of sitting mostly empty, offices in the U.S. are preparing to re-open their doors to employees. But, while corporate spaces have always been ruled by dress codes, a pandemic year at home will throw those strictures out the window.

Refinery29
July 8, 2021

For decades, the skort has been loved for its quirky, utilitarian qualities. But in addition to being one of the most adaptable styles in the contemporary wardrobe, it's also one with a fascinating history.

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Recent Fine Arts Accomplishments

July 19, 2021
Alisha Kerlin (Barrick Museum of Art) was appointed to the board of Rogers Art Loft. Rogers Art Loft welcomes national and international artists to work for two to eight weeks in downtown Las Vegas. Their mission is dedicated to inclusivity, originality, and empowerment of artists. They seek to support artists in all steps of their development;...
June 24, 2021
Julian Kilker (Journalism and Media Studies), Susie Skarl (Libraries), and Yvonne Houy (Fine Arts) co-presented a panel session at the 2021 CCC Techconnect Online Teaching Conference. The panel, "Structuring Engagement: Using Google Apps to Organize Interactive Assignments," introduced collaborative teaching innovations developed at UNLV to a...
June 23, 2021
Emily Budd (Art) has an online exhibit, "Solo Virtual Exhibition: Emily Budd's 'Whiptail'," presented by Outback Arthouse. On a disappearing dry lake bed outside Las Vegas, speculative artifacts hint at stories of survival, love, and persistence in a dreamscape of wild queer futures. Excavated out of material collecting and remaking, they imagine...
June 21, 2021
Susanna Phillips Newbury (Art) has published "Streets for People of Las Vegas," part of the "Lockdown Aesthetics and Gentrification" dossier on Mediapolis: A Journal of Cities and Culture. The essay draws on her ongoing research  on art and urban development to address zoning, urban development, and gentrification in Las Vegas before and during...
June 16, 2021
Wendy Kveck (Art) is one of four artists featured in "FREEDOM>FORCE REDUX" at the Sahara West Library. The exhibit opened June 11 and will be on display through Aug. 28.
June 15, 2021
Jung Min (Art) has an exhibition, "Boundaries: Solo Exhibition," on display at Enterprise Library through July 18.