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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

female scifi fantasy figure illustration
Arts and Culture | January 30, 2023

Agnes Evans must put together the pieces of her younger sister's death. What she discovers sends her on a fantastical trip through the mysterious world of Dungeons and Dragons.

faraway shot of an orchestra performing
Arts and Culture | January 26, 2023

Taras Krysa conducts.

landscape oil painting
Arts and Culture | January 25, 2023

In the third concert of the 2022-23 season, faculty and special guests perform the Brahms Sextet No. 1 in B-flat major, Op. 18 and the Dvořák String Sextet in A Major, Op. 48.

man sitting at a grand piano
Arts and Culture | January 25, 2023

This collection of preludes and fugues is one of the great artistic and intellectual accomplishments of European history.

band group posing with silly gestures
Arts and Culture | January 25, 2023

The Austrian band, known as the 'Monty Python' of the music world, seamlessly combines slapstick comedy with extraordinary musical ability.

two people looking at projects in an art gallery
Arts and Culture | January 25, 2023

Join the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art for two days of joy and reflection as it says goodbye to all of its current exhibitions.

Fine Arts In The News

Forbes
January 23, 2023

The Las Vegas area is home to over 200 assisted living communities, but to find the best fit for yourself or a loved one, it’s important to consider your care needs and budget, as well as your lifestyle, interests and comfort level with group activities. Here’s an overview of assisted living options in Las Vegas to jumpstart your search.

Verywell Health
January 5, 2023

Billions of dollars a year are spent to build healthcare facilities in the United States. Considering how much money is poured into constructing hospitals, little is known about how hospital room designs affect patient outcomes.

Las Vegas Review Journal
December 31, 2022

Though most desert dwellers appreciate the cooler fall and winter temperatures, these months with fewer hours of daylight can sometimes cause some people to experience seasonal affective disorder. With SAD, people may experience long periods of sadness, energy loss, weight gain, oversleeping and a loss of interest in activities they normally enjoy.

Newsweek
December 23, 2022

While today's celebrities have the advantage of looking good thanks to social media filters and the lighting and effects used by movie studios, it goes without saying that they are an enviably youthful-looking bunch.

WAC
December 23, 2022

As an annual tradition of WAC, the selected books examine various topics ranging from the reuse substantial amounts of existing materials, an uncovered beauty of pools, the changing nature of workplaces to a dazzling world of modern video games and a selection of paradigmatic projects exploring synthetic-vernacular architecture in Africa.

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now
December 6, 2022

5,000 volunteers, 12 marching bands, 16 giant balloons, and 28 floats later, a University of Nevada Las Vegas graduate has become a pivotal part of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

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Recent Fine Arts Accomplishments

February 2, 2023
Tiffany Lin (Art) contributed illustrations for Wildsam’s latest release on Las Vegas, which launches Friday, February 3. Wildsam publishes field guides for travelers, readers, and the endlessly curious. Inside Wildsam Las Vegas, you'll find city stories from writers past and present; illustrated maps to desert hikes, select gambling spots,…
January 27, 2023
The UNLV Concerto Competition was held January 26, and the winner was Ana Elisa Portes Lima (Music, College of Fine Arts) - Mezzo Soprano, DMA student of music professor Kimberly James. Her repertoire was Maurice Ravel's  “Sheherezade." The judges — professors Taras Krysa, DeAnne Letourneau, and Richard Kravchak — were unanimous in their decision.
January 7, 2023
Faculty member Andre Chiang, DMA, and recent graduate Valentine Baron, DMA, (both Music - Voice) presented different sessions at the 68th National Opera Association Annual Conference in Houston, TX. The sessions were titled, “Do That, Too: Honoring Your Whole Creative Self On and Off the Opera Stage” and the 2020-22 Dissertation Competition winner…
December 8, 2022
Today the London Indie Short Festival announced  that the winner for the Best Documentary Short category went to the interdisciplinary project known as The UNLV Shoah Survivors Project. Congratulations to all of the film's collaborators!  About the film The UNLV College of Liberal Arts religious studies program and UNLV…
December 5, 2022
Jonathan Rhodes Lee (Music) has received the Ruth Solie Prize from the North American British Music Studies Association. The organization gives this award biennially for what it deems “the most outstanding article on a subject in British music” published over the previous two years. The prize committee praised Lee’s “meticulous scholarship” and “…
November 26, 2022
Thanks to professor Diego Vega (Music), select UNLV string students performed at the Latin Grammy Award ceremony on Nov. 17, 2022.  "This is a very rare and unique opportunity only available to students at UNLV's School of Music," said Vega. "Our students were ecstatic to be part of this prestigious event."