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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

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Arts and Culture | January 21, 2020

Start 2020 with Prokofiev's music, the Russian National Ballet, and the heartwarming story of Cinderella and the Prince, complete with her ugly step-family!

headshot image of Anita Hill
Arts and Culture | January 7, 2020

Attorney, Educator, and Advocate for Women’s Rights to visit UNLV Jan. 28; tickets are free.

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Business and Community | December 30, 2019

A collection of news stories from 2019 highlighting UNLV's impact in Southern Nevada and beyond.

UNLV professor Matthew Lachniet works in his lab on campus.
People | December 27, 2019

A collection of stories highlighting UNLV faculty and students who made the news in 2019.

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Arts and Culture | December 18, 2019

Create, connect, and explore! Join the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art for a day of all-ages art exploration and hands-on creativity.

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People | December 11, 2019

Alumna Jaimee Newberry turns a mommy-daughter holiday project into a booming custom clothing company.

Fine Arts In The News

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now
January 6, 2020

If you go to see a movie at Regal Cinemas in the next month, you may see work from local students at UNLV. The university tweeted that their team of Fine Arts film students won the Coca Cola Regal Films ‘Social Media Campaign award’ during the 2019 contest.

KSNV-TV: News 3
January 6, 2020

If you’ve gone to the movie theater in the last month, you may have seen the work of UNLV Film students.

Las Vegas Review Journal
December 27, 2019

The third parklet, outside Hardway 8 sports bar, was designed by UNLV landscape architecture students.

Las Vegas Weekly
December 26, 2019

This year, Las Vegas visual, literary, theatrical and performing arts scenes took several decisive steps forward. Here are just a few of the year's highlights.

Science Alert
December 24, 2019

In her Hugo-finalist novel Record of a Spaceborn Few, Becky Chambers envisions a future where humanity travels the galaxy in generational ships, their entire civilisation dependent on a well-oiled system of reusing and recycling resources. Every waste product is expertly crafted into something else, sustaining the space travellers for generations.

Las Vegas Review Journal
December 20, 2019

Moving forward with its vision of creating a Girl Scout camp for girls in Southern Nevada and beyond, Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada (GSSNV) has selected Las Vegas-based LGA Architecture as the firm to design and develop the property in Alamo, 90 minutes north of Las Vegas. The camp will be situated on 36 acres of land that was donated to GSSNV in December 2018 by the Charles and Phyllis M. Frias Charitable Trust.

Fine Arts Experts

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Recent Fine Arts Accomplishments

January 22, 2020
Sapira Cheuk (Art), Chad Scott (Teaching and Learning), and Richard Zwiercan (Libraries) are participating in an exhibition titled Existing in Thought, which is on display through March 4 at Winchester Cultural Center gallery. The exhibit features 42 works of art by 34 selected artists. Russian-born guest curator Valentin Yordanov has exhibited...
January 22, 2020
Anne H. Stevens (Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies), along with alumna Molly C. O'Donnell, '15 PhD English, have co-edited the collection The Microgenre: A Quick Look at Small Culture with Bloomsbury, released this month. Contributors to this collection of essays about highly specific cultural genres include Megan Becker, John Hay (...
January 17, 2020
Richard Zwiercan (Libraries) had a work of art selected for the juried group art exhibition, Existing in Thought, which will be on display at the Winchester Cultural Center Gallery in Las Vegas through Feb. 6. 
January 6, 2020
Krystal Ramirez (Art) is exhibiting at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts through Feb. The exhibit, Whose Diversity, draws upon histories of the Latinx community in Minneapolis. She was inspired by Whose Diversity?, a collective of undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Minnesota who challenge and transform the culture of...
January 6, 2020
Ashley Doughty (Art) is included in the College Book Arts Association Members' Juried Exhibition, Intersections: Book Arts as Convergence, at the Carroll Gallery at Tulane University through Feb. 6. It celebrates the crossroads, overlaps, conversations, and potential for shared experience and expansion. Her recent books are about procreation and...
December 19, 2019
Marcus Civin (Art) has a short Critic's Pick posted online at Artforum. He picks Ramiro Gomez's exhibit, "Here, for a Moment," at Charlie James Gallery in Los Angeles that brings a picture of the low-wage international workforce into dialogue with immigration control and the increasing criminalization of border crossing. Artforum is an...