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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.

Jul
31
Thu
Mary Sinner MFA Exhibition
Jul 31 – Sep 14 all-day
Aug
20
Wed
The Skin Around… : Kristen McDermaid MFA Exhibition
Aug 20 – Sep 4 all-day
Sep
3
Wed
Arts Bash
Sep 3 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

artsbashOne of the largest arts celebrations on campus, Arts Bash boasts live performances, information booths, free t-shirts, interactive art, a photo booth, and free food! You can grab a hot dog, watch a live performance of a number from Avenue Q, and check out the booths. Or you could check out the ceramists throwing pots at the Art & Art History Booth, or take some mustache-and-big-glasses photos with your besties in the photo booth. But, make sure you pick up a passport and collect enough stamps by visiting the booths, so you can redeem it for your free Arts Bash t-shirt.

In essence, we’re throwing a massive party to let you know what arts experiences are at your fingertips as a student of the University of Utah, including art exhibits, dance performances, film screenings, concerts – even events at Kingsbury Hall, Pioneer Theatre Company, and the Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA). And, all it takes is your student ID.

Swing by Arts Bash to learn more.

Spencer Charles Lecture
Sep 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

gdAIGAThe AIGA University of Utah Student Group presents:
SPENCER CHARLES

former Senior Designer at Louise Fili Ltd, will show a selection of professional and personal typographic and lettering design work

September 3rd at 7pm, Art Building, room 158
admission is free and open to the public

Sep
8
Mon
Lindsay Frei MFA Exhibition
Sep 8 – Sep 19 all-day
Oct
2
Thu
Distinguished Alumni Assembly
Oct 2 @ 10:45 am – 12:00 pm
Oct
4
Sat
ArtsForce
Oct 4 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

ARTSFORCEArtsForce is a conference for current College of Fine Arts undergraduate students that began in the fall of 2013 in collaboration with Strategic National Arts Alumni Project (SNAAP) . Students attend events and workshops that prepare them to understand and articulate the transferrable skills they are developing. Students will also have an opportunity to network with arts alumni and members of various local arts organizations. Students will take away from the conference tools that will undoubtedly ease the transition from college into the modern workforce.
ArtsForce Website

Oct
20
Mon
Howard Clark Scholarship Exhibition
Oct 20 – Nov 7 all-day
Oct
24
Fri
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.

Dec
9
Tue
Holiday Sale
Dec 9 – Dec 11 all-day

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