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.

New Narratives: Recent Work by U of U Art Faculty
Oct 24 – Jan 11 all-day

This triennial exhibition showcases the newest work by the University of Utah’s Department of Art and Design faculty and celebrates the working artists who inspire the community through their creative output and their teaching.

When » Opens Friday, Oct 24, and runs through Jan 11

Hours » 10 am to 5 pm Tuesdays through Fridays (open until 8 pm on Wednesdays); 11 am to 5 pm Saturdays and Sundays; closed Mondays and holidays

Admission » $9 for adults; $7 for seniors (65 and over), youth (ages 6 to 18) and out-of-state college students; free for children under 6, Utah college students, U. of U. staff and faculty, military families and UMFA members

Special events » Four special events are scheduled as part of the exhibition:

» Open house » Wednesday, Nov. 12, 4 to 8 pm Admission is free; light refreshments will be served

» Gallery talk » Thursday, Nov. 13, 5:30 pm Featuring artists Maureen O’Hara Ure, Simon Blundell and others

» Gallery talk » Wednesday, Nov. 19, 5:30 pm Featuring artists Lenka Konopasek, Stefanie Dykes, Simon Blundell and others

» Pre-Gallery Stroll event » Friday, Nov. 21, 4 to 6 pm A warm-up for that night’s Salt Lake Gallery Stroll, featuring artists Beth Krensky, Stefanie Dykes, Simon Blundell, Wendy Wischer and others

MFA Graduate Exhibition
Jan 12 – Jan 30 all-day
Lecture: Barbara London, Curator
Feb 4 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Sam Wilson Exhibition
Feb 9 – Mar 6 all-day
Annual Student Exhibition
Mar 16 – May 8 all-day