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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

Campus News | March 22, 2020

Top of the List: Seeking help whenever you need it.

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Arts and Culture | March 13, 2020

Graduate art students take “library” as their prompt in this upcoming group exhibition.

Arts and Culture | March 9, 2020

Linda Lister stage directs this Jacques Offenbach operetta, with music direction by Darryl Cooper.

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Arts and Culture | February 26, 2020

Join us for the opening reception 5-9 p.m. Friday, March 27. It is free and open to the public.

Arts and Culture | February 26, 2020

Founded in 2003, the hall honors people who have made significant contributions to the visual arts, performing arts, or architecture.

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Arts and Culture | February 25, 2020

The New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players return after their highly successful 2018 Las Vegas debut.

Fine Arts In The News

Fast Company
March 13, 2020

These planes flying out of a nearby airport are a reminder of the estimated $13 billion international airport that had been planned and partially constructed on top of the seasonal wetlands native to this place.

Las Vegas Review Journal
March 7, 2020

UNLV’s Student Union Art Gallery showcases works created by eight Beginning Painting students in the exhibit “Seeing in Paint 2: Selections From Fall Beginning Painting.” Works by artists Emily Fisher, Sam Ganados, Micah Haji-Sheikh, Jasmine Hernandez, Olga Krolevich, Alina Lundquist, Jeremy Miller and Jessica Rios are on display through March 27.

March 2, 2020

Walking along the edge of a seasonally dry lakebed on the eastern outskirts of Mexico City, there is near perfect silence except for the occasional airplane that flies overhead.

Las Vegas Review Journal
February 26, 2020

Sunday will mark one year that Heather Harmon has been working to give the people of Las Vegas their first standalone dedicated art museum.

Florida Today
February 24, 2020

Cementing his comedic legacy — Carrot Top will be inducted into the UNLV College of Fine Arts Hall of Fame in April. He's also a member of Las Vegas Magazine's first-ever Hall of Fame class.

Las Vegas Review Journal
February 21, 2020

When Clinton Williams took over as band director at Rancho High School in Las Vegas in 2013, it had almost nothing.

Fine Arts Experts

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

March 27, 2020
Wendy Kveck (Art) has an interview online at The Art People podcast. She discusses her growth and development as a painter, performance artist, sculptor, and educator in Las Vegas with podcast host Justin Favela, '14 BA Art. Her work involves collaboration, found photographs, and non-traditional materials such as cake frosting.    
March 24, 2020
Laurence Myers Reese (Art) was recently published in Concept, a catalog for a national art exhibition produced by the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition. Reese's essay discusses the work of Micala Gingrich Gaylord of Wichita, Kansas, and the way personal stories can build a communal narrative. He is a graduate student.
March 16, 2020
Jonathan Rhodes Lee (Music) has just published a book, Film Music in the Sound Era, with the Routledge publishing firm. The book offers a comprehensive bibliography of scholarship on music in sound film (1927–2017). Thematically organized sections cover historical studies, studies of musicians and filmmakers, genre studies, theory and aesthetics,...
March 12, 2020
Interim Executive Vice President and Provost Chris Heavey congratulates faculty who have received tenure commencing July 1. The tenure recommendations were approved at the Board of Regents meeting on March 5. Those faculty are: Scott Abella, College of Sciences Stephen Benning, College of Liberal Arts Maile Chapman, College of...
March 11, 2020
Dave Rowe, Sapira Cheuk, and Cida de Aragon (all Art) are participating in a group exhibition, "Aesthetics Primary," at the Fifth Street School through May 30. This exhibition focuses on artists whose work could be defined as possessing aesthetic beauty or creating visual pleasure. de Aragon is a graduate student.
March 11, 2020
The CSUN Faculty Achievement Award recognizes faculty members for outstanding dedication to students through advising, classroom instruction, mentorship, or special events. Those receiving the award in 2020 are: William Ramsey, College of Liberal Arts, department of philosophy Caitlin Saladino, Greenspun College of Urban Affairs, Lincy Institute...