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Welcome to the Department of Art & Art History

The dynamic environment created within the department is fertile ground for those serious about art making, research, critical discourse and teaching. Our faculty is dedicated to excellence and provides an open, respectful center for diversity and creative expression. The department mentors students in innovation, critical thinking, craft, exploration and creates exciting opportunities for interdisciplinary collaborations. The Department of Art & Art History is an outstanding place for students interested in creating a life in the arts.

Mar
29
Wed
Graphic Design Portfolio Review
Mar 29 – Apr 3 all-day

Entry into the Graphic Design emphasis area is determined through a portfolio review. Applicants drop off portfolios to the Art Office (Art Building, room 161) on Wednesday, March 29, 2017, between 9am – 4:30pm. Applicants pick up portfolios in Gittins Gallery on Monday, April 3, 2017, between 9am – 4:30pm. Please download the criteria below.

Portfolio Application Guidelines

Apr
5
Wed
Visiting Artist: Richard Noyce
Apr 5 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

The Mirror and the Crystal Ball

Richard Noyce writes and speaks regularly on contemporary visual arts and has lectured on four continents. In addition to many reviews and articles in British and European magazines, he has written books on contemporary painting, graphic arts, and printmaking — in the form of the highly successful Printmaking at the Edge. He is an advocate and champion for artists who extend disciplines and break the boundaries of their mediums.
Noyce is the Contributing Editor, Europe, for ‘Art Bahrain’. He has juried exhibitions in the U.K., Poland, Greece, Spain, Latvia, Belgium, Egypt and Croatia and has served three times as the President of the Awards Jury at the prestigious International Print Triennial in Krakow. He was awarded the 40th Anniversary Medal, and the 50th Jubilee Award of the International Print Triennial in Krakow for his long-standing collaboration with the Triennial and for his promotion of contemporary printmaking in the international arena.

Apr
13
Thu
Annual Student Exhibition
Apr 13 – May 5 all-day

Opening Night Reception April 13th | 6-8pm, Awards at 7pm
Juror: Whitney Tasse, Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts

Apr
14
Fri
2017 Senior Art Exhibition
Apr 14 – Apr 21 all-day

Join us in celebrating the annual showcase for senior level Art Majors of the University of Utah!

OPENING RECEPTION:
Friday, April 14th, 6-9 PM
Refreshments and Awards

LOCATION:
Former Anthropologie Space at Gateway Mall
116 S. Rio Grande Street
Salt Lake City, Utah

OPEN DATES:
April 15th – 21st
10 AM – 10 PM
Closing Night Reception on April 21st Gallery Stroll

Special thanks our sponsors: Access Salt Lake, Blick Art Supplies, The Gateway, Neighborhood Market, SLUG Magazine, and UMOCA.

Apr
20
Thu
Visiting Artist: Rafael Lozano-Hemmer
Apr 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Antimonuments: A Draft of Shadows

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer is a Mexican-Canadian media artist. He will present his interactive installations at the intersection of architecture and performance art. Using technologies such as robotics, computerized surveillance, projectors, multichannel sound systems and telematic networks, he creates platforms for public participation that interrupt the ghastly corporate narratives of “architainment” and the identitarian and monologic operation typical of many “son et lumiere” spectacles. Inspired by phantasmagoria, carnival, and animatronics, his light and shadow works are “antimonuments for alien agency.” Recently he has been the subject of solo exhibitions at MUAC, Mexico City, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney. He has also shown at Biennials in Venice, Havana, Istanbul, Kochi, Liverpool, Montréal, Moscow, New Orleans, Seoul, Seville, Shanghai, Singapore and Sydney. His large-scale public art installations have been commissioned for events such as the Millennium Celebrations in Mexico City, the Cultural Capital of Europe in Rotterdam, the UN World Summit of Cities in Lyon, and the Expansion of the European Union in Dublin.

THURSDAY APRIL 20, 7:00 PM
UTAH MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS
KATHERINE W. AND EZEKIEL R. DUMKE JR. AUDITORIUM

Made possible through the generous support of the Carmen Morton Christensen Endowment, the Department of Art & Art History,
the College of Fine Arts, ASUU, the International Association of Lighting Designers, and the Utah Museum of Fine Arts.

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