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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 man smiles while writing music
People | October 28, 2020

Alumnus Eric Whitacre's YouTube sensation Virtual Choir is the creative project that had been planning for the pandemic moment for 10 years.

two portraits
Arts and Culture | October 26, 2020

In the second of the PAC series of student performances, "Letters Home" features letters, cards, and articles written by soldiers who served in Iraq and/or Afghanistan (and their families).

Arts and Culture | October 21, 2020

As winner of this prestigious, highly competitive award, Gresham receives $20,000.

Arts and Culture | October 19, 2020

The live Zoom chat with Huertas, who plays Miguel Rivas on the hit NBC series, is open to the UNLV community.

A sketch of hands
Arts and Culture | October 16, 2020

The exhibition, presented with the Womxn of Color Arts Festival, opens Nov. 9 and runs until Feb. 19.

Arts and Culture | October 14, 2020

The concert opens a series of student performances live-streamed from the Performing Arts Center.

Fine Arts In The News

Las Vegas Review Journal
October 24, 2020

Autumn in the Las Vegas Valley is an odd time when desert dwellers make statements about enjoying “cool” weather that may wander into the 80s or 90s; meanwhile, the rest of the country grapples with temperatures that brush up against freezing point. With our version of “cool” weather officially here, many of us yearn for that true autumn feel experienced, say, in Chicago, New York or somewhere else in the Midwest or East Coast.

Double Scoop
October 19, 2020

Talking with Fawn Douglas is a little bit like finding out that the coolest girl in school is also nice, funny, and about 10 other things besides just being preternaturally talented. She’s the kind of person you have real hopes that you will become best friends with, but ultimately know that your eagerness will prevent that from happening. I am predictable to the core. Douglas, however, is not.

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now
October 14, 2020

UNLV students were able to enjoy two social-distanced performances today at a pop-up event put on by its dance department.

Casa Vogue
October 11, 2020

The real estate market identifies major demand for spacious properties and homes in high standard condominiums in the interior since the beginning of the pandemic. Are we experiencing an urban exodus?

Las Vegas Weekly
October 2, 2020

A master’s degree in any fine art, whether creative writing, music or studio art, can be a tricky thing. Students graduate with a valuable advanced education: polished technical skills and an in-depth understanding of theory, history and contemporary issues. But they don’t finish with the clear-cut career path of, say, a dentist or a lawyer.

Las Vegas Weekly
September 24, 2020

An unseen musician plucks a cello in a halting, haunting melody as a seemingly drunken cameraperson flits between images of the Mojave desert at sunrise and artist Brent Holmes dressed as a pantsless cowboy. He stands alone, among the brush and distant mountains, smokes a cigar, eats a peach and dances. In time with the music, handwritten phrases appear on the screen, such as “A gluttony unfulfilled” and “a denless coyote.” Watching Holmes’ video performance piece “Abraxes” is like watching a poem come to life.

Fine Arts Experts

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Recent Fine Arts Accomplishments

October 29, 2020
The Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art (Fine Arts) just was named a recipient of a new relief grant to support arts organizations in a 13-state western region. WESTAF is partnering with the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to provide the grant.
October 26, 2020
Iandry Randriamandroso (Art) was interviewed by Creative Mornings as part of their featured artist series. Randriamandroso discusses his creative origins and what community art means to him.
October 26, 2020
Yvonne Houy (Fine Arts) will lead College of Fine Arts faculty in presenting an online design charette at the a2ru 2020 National Conference this month. The presentation, Transforming Online Learning Tools through the Arts: A Transdisciplinary Charette, also has been accepted for the Association of American Colleges & Universities  annual...
October 26, 2020
Geovany Uranda (Art) is part of a new exhibition curated by GULCH Collective at Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art. The mural, "Tres Fases," depicts mascaras adorned with the face masks that are now part of our daily routine during the pandemic. It is modeled after a fragment of an anthropomorphic brazier found at Museo Universitario de Ciencias y...
October 22, 2020
Sapira Cheuk (Art) is participating in a virtual exhibit, "From My Eyes," and print sale with R. Cline ARTS in Las Vegas. Titled, ‘ART FOR GOOD,” the overall program also features four other artists. PRINTS FOR GOOD is a supporting component of ARTS FOR GOOD where the artists created a series of archival prints. Sale of the prints benefits The...
October 19, 2020
The UNLV Wind Orchestra, directed by Thomas Leslie (Music), received two 5-star reviews in the October issue of Fanfare Magazine for its latest CD Quaternity, published by Klavier Music Productions. The CD also has been listed for Grammy consideration, a major achievement for a collegiate wind orchestra.