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College of Fine Arts News

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

Arts and Culture | July 2, 2019

For the first time, the Barrick is taking part of its collection out for a "pop-up" exhibition, partnering with Nevada Humanities.

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Arts and Culture | July 1, 2019

The season features four unique concerts showcasing works created by UNLV dance faculty and students.

Campus News | June 26, 2019

A collection of news stories highlighting the people and programs of UNLV.

portrait of man
Arts and Culture | June 20, 2019

Lara is the artist-in-residence at The Rogers Art Loft — a multidisciplinary artist residency dedicated to inclusivity, originality, and empowerment of artists.

A man in a UNLV basketball jersey leans on a gold-colored Oldsmobile.
People | June 5, 2019

Francisco Franco used to commute to school in a stock Oldsmobile in the late 1990s. When he was invited last year to bring the same car — now a custom lowrider — back for an art exhibit, it was a full-circle moment for the UNLV alumnus.

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Arts and Culture | May 30, 2019

The event is free and includes hands-on activities, storytime, and more. All ages welcome.

Fine Arts In The News

Las Vegas Weekly
July 1, 2019

Performer April Kidwell is an expert at portraying a frenetic female anti-hero. Her first major role was as Cleopatra at Caesars Palace. Kidwell’s dazzling smile, bedazzled bra and feathered headdress may have said “Vegas showgirl” more than “fierce queen,” but it paid her way through a theater and dance degree at UNLV. And more importantly, it set the stage for a career to come.

Double Scoop
June 20, 2019

Now in its third year, the Bus to the Barrick program provides free transportation for K-12 Clark County School District children to visit UNLV’s Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art. Most of the students in attendance have never been to an art museum prior to their field trip, and without free transportation and admission, many of them wouldn’t be able to afford the experienc

KNPR News
June 20, 2019

Las Vegas is the fastest-warming city in the country because of a changing climate and a heat island that grows with the community.

KSNV-TV: News 3
April 29, 2019

Filmmakers from around the country are filling the city for the 12th annual Las Vegas Film Festival that kicks off Sunday.

NPR
March 26, 2019

UNLV’s Nextet music series just might be the best kept musical secret in Las Vegas. If you’re a fan of contemporary classical music you’ll want to take note.

Reno Gazette Journal
March 8, 2019

For nearly a century, Reno took pride in being the Biggest Little City in the World. As a growth spurt brings in skyrocketing housing costs and a host of other challenges, however, some say it’s time for Reno to start thinking, well, big.

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Recent Fine Arts Accomplishments

July 18, 2019
Susanna Newbury (Art) wrote "Artists at Work: Susan Silton," which has been published in East of Borneo, the interdisciplinary journal and archive on Los Angeles art. The essay and interview address Silton's life and work in Los Angeles as well as her deep engagement in public space and accessibility, queer subjectivity, and gentrification in...
June 28, 2019
Wei-Wei Le (Music) saw her solo CD album Wei-Wei Le, Live in Concert released last month by Blue Griffin Records of Lansing, Michigan. The album consists of live concert recordings (completely unedited) of the Bruch "Scottish Fantasy" and the Khachaturian "Violin Concerto in D minor," accompanied by Colorado's Pueblo Symphony Orchestra, conducted...
June 27, 2019
Alisha Kerlin (Barrick Museum) has been named the Nevada representative to the Association of Academic Museums and Galleries (AAMG) — an organization to which the Barrick Museum of Art belongs. AAMG believes great universities have great museums. It is the leading educational and professional organization for academic museums, galleries, and...
June 7, 2019
Susanna Newbury (Art) received a 2019 Millard Meiss Publication Grant from the College Art Association [CAA] for her forthcoming book, Speculations: Art, Real Estate, and the Making of Global Los Angeles (University of Minnesota Press, 2020). Twice a year, CAA awards grants through the Millard Meiss Publication Fund to support book-length...
May 30, 2019
Stephen Caplan (Music) wrote an article “Promising Research,” which has been published in the most recent edition of The Double Reed. This is the first article of a new recurring column, “Health Matters,” that Dr. Caplan will be contributing to the journal, which explores health issues relevant to double reed players. The Double Reed is the...
May 6, 2019
Clarissa Otoo (Hospitality), Zulma Arceo (Public Health), Caroline Farah (Teaching and Learning), Cambria Del Castillo (Theatre), and Camisha Fagan (Sociology and English) successfully completed their involvement in UNLV’s Grad Rebel Advantage Program. All five are undergraduates. The Grad Rebel Advantage Program helps prepares students for...