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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 sketch showing equations and shapes
Arts and Culture | January 14, 2021

This solo exhibition examines displaced sites of learning through an interactive installation that invites visitors to respond to an ever-changing series of questions written on a classroom chalkboard.

Arts and Culture | January 12, 2021

This year, the university honors both 2020 and 2021 recipients - and the line-up of Las Vergas luminaries couldn't be brighter!

exterior of building
Arts and Culture | January 11, 2021

This collaboration between two artists who use text-based artworks to explore liminal spaces runs Jan. 15 - April 2.

Professor Nancy Lough standing in front of Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas
People | January 4, 2021

Great places are made of great people. Here are a few who made the news in 2020.

medical worker in full protective suit making "LV" sign with hands
Business and Community | December 31, 2020

As the pandemic tightened its grip on Nevada, the nation, and the world, UNLV responded in ways big and small. Members of the media also turned to UNLV's faculty experts for answers.

geometric artwork
Arts and Culture | December 21, 2020

This solo exhibition of painting, photography, writings, and sculptural assemblages runs Jan. 15 - April 2.

Fine Arts In The News

Las Vegas Weekly
January 7, 2021

Last spring, Wendy Kveck taught an art class at UNLV called Finding America in Las Vegas. “I considered how the landscape and cultures of Southern Nevada have influenced artists’ work over the decades,” she wrote in a blog post for Nevada Humanities.

FOX 40
January 4, 2021

It’s a debate that has divided friends and family, with a fierce but fun question: Is the action classic “Die Hard” really a Christmas movie?

Las Vegas Weekly
December 31, 2020

It’s been a doozy of a year for us all, and that’s especially true for the local arts community, which faced the outright cancellation of live entertainment in 2020. But the arts are all about resilience, finding hope and weaving gold from the most plague-infested straw. So we asked notables from Las Vegas’ creative community to share their thoughts and New Year’s Resolutions for 2021. Here’s to better times!

December 18, 2020

When it comes to planning a room in your home, you might instinctively consider the moods or habits you'd like the space to inspire. Maybe you try to create an office space that promotes productivity and a bathroom that borrows elements from a fave spa. Or perhaps you, like many people, are looking for a kitchen that inspires healthy practices.

December 11, 2020

Many areas of life have been compromised by the pandemic, and the visual arts are certainly one of them.

ReviewedUSA Today
December 7, 2020

If you’ve found yourself wistfully staring out of the window daydreaming of flower-filled fields as you wait for your sourdough to rise, you’re not the only one. This whole “shelter-at-home” thing has gotten a lot of us rethinking what home and shelter really means to us.

Fine Arts Experts

An expert in architecture, urban design, and sustainable development.
An expert in contemporary art history, photography and architecture history, urban studies, and economic geography.
A philharmonic orchestra basoonist with expertise on Las Vegas music history and the music industry.
An expert in Shakespearean theatre and theatrical history
An expert in visual storytelling, graphic design, and art incorporating topics of socioeconomic, racial, and gender-based issues. 

Recent Fine Arts Accomplishments

January 25, 2021
Jin Ouk Choi, Rajarshi Ghimire, Seungtaek Lee (all Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction) and Jin-Yeol Lee (Architecture), with Yong-Cheol Lee at the Louisiana State University, published a paper, "Combined Application of 4D BIM Schedule and an Immersive Virtual Reality on a Modular Project: UNLV Solar Decathlon Case," in the ...
January 20, 2021
Robert Shipley (Music) is the author of a drum method book, The Art of Commercial Drumming: How to Develop a Solid Groove and Become a Pocket Drummer. This book gives an opportunity to share knowledge and experience in an effort to give drummers the necessary tools needed to help them have the same. An accomplished world-class musician, Shipley...
January 7, 2021
Hikmet Loe (Art) has been awarded the first Research Fellowship from the Holt/Smithson Foundation. Loe is an educator, writer, and curator whose research examines the changeable nature of the Earth, addressing perceptual and cultural constructs of the land. She joins the department of art this spring as a part-time instructor, teaching Land Art.
December 10, 2020
Adam Schroeder (Music) is nominated for two 2021 Grammy Awards as part of John Beasley’s MONK’estra for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album, and for Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella. This is the eighth nomination the jazz saxophone professor has received since joining the music faculty four and half years ago. The 63rd Grammy Awards show is...
December 10, 2020
Jaclyn Roth (Architecture) recently received the AIA Nevada Academic Design Excellence Award. She is a sixth-year graduate student.
December 4, 2020
The Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art received a Nevada Humanities grant for $7,500 to pair artists with scholars.