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.
September 2013 – May 2014
Located in the Education Gallery at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts
Exploring Sustainability is an exhibition of new projects that explore how principles of ecological sustainability and affiliated design strategies are applied to creative thinking and to the design process. During Sustainable Design Practice, the University of Utah studio art course in which this work was created, students gained an overview of the environmental impacts of design and production practices as well as the processes and methods associated with more sustainable approaches. The projects created over the course of the spring 2013 semester are inspired examples of how students integrated sustainable design into their own creative process. The exhibition is intended to stimulate further dialogue among the university and local communities about issues related to sustainability.
Students in the Interdisciplinary Capstone will present their final research project. This show is the accumulation of experiences, ideas and techniques they have acquired in the Arts and Technology courses towards a minor or certificate degree. The exhibition highlights their relationship to contemporary technology and issues in art through the use of digital media, video, sounds, installation and performance.