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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, graphic design, research, critical discourse, and teaching. Our faculty are 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 create exciting opportunities for interdisciplinary collaborations. The Department of Art & Art History is an excellent place for students interested in creating a life in the arts.

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Four Undergraduate and Two Graduate Degrees

MAGNIFYING: Meekyung MacMurdie, Assistant Professor of Art History

Meekyung MacMurdie is a historian of Islamic art and architecture, with a focus on manuscripts....

Art History MA grad Kiki Karahalios Curatorial Intern at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Recent Art History MA graduate Kiki Karahalios has spent this fall working as a curatorial...

Ceramics Student Dani Okelberry: The 28 Day Cycle

U of U Ceramics senior Danielle Okelberry shows her work The 28 Day Cycle, created...

Art History Professor Elena Shtromberg at El Centro Nacional de Arte Contemporáneo, Santiago

Art History Professor Elena Shtromberg will take part in “Repensar lo audiovisual desde el archivo:...

Ceramics Student Griffin Hale: A Caregiver’s Journey to Healing through Art

U of U Ceramics student Griffin Hale created an art installation focused on his mother,...

Graphic Design students tackle sustainability in Worn Again Clothing Exchange

Graphic Design students in the Sustainable Design Practice led by faculty advisor Carol Sogard, are...

Photography/Digital Imaging Alumnus Nick Pedersen at UMOCA

UMOCA Artist-in-Residence Nick Pedersen's exhibition Slow Apocalypse is currently on display in the museum’s Exit...

Faculty in Land Body Exhibition at Ogden Contemporary Arts Center

Professors Wendy Wischer, Jaclyn Wright, and Al Denyer show work in a group show opening...

A Sense of Place

Responses to Belonging in the American West Collaborative Statement Our research as a group parses...

Professor Justin Diggle in imPRESSions Open Printmaking Biennial ’21

Printmaking Professor Justin Diggle has been nominated, as an elected fellow, to represent the Royal...

Help Wanted: Graphic Designer at PMD Beauty

PMD is a luxury at-home skincare brand specializing in high tech consumer devices. The PMD...

salt 15: Horacio Rodriguez at UMFA

salt 15: Horacio Rodriguez | January 22-June 26, 2022 | Utah Museum of Fine Arts 2016-2018...

U of U Art Students and Alumni at the Statewide Annual Exhibition

The Statewide Annual Exhibition opens this Friday, December 3, at Finch Lane Gallery, and includes...

Kathryn Wingard Creative Counseling

Recent MFA grad Kathryn Wingard has opened a new counseling practice! Visit kathrynwingardcreativecounseling.com

In the Garden – Call for Submissions

In the Garden Ends on November 30, 2021 Call for Submissions! From soil springs life....

Junk Journal Workshop

The Art Teaching Club is sponsoring a free junk journal workshop on Friday October 29th...

Art Teaching MFA student to present at ‘Tell the Story’ Event

Art Teaching MFA student Reilly Jensen will be facilitating a comic-book and storytelling arts workshop on...

U Magazine feature on alumnus Trent Call

Read about Alumnus Trent Call (BFA'04) in a feature about some of his murals in...

Breakfast Art: An International Exchange Project

We invite students to respond to the theme of 'Breakfast', and create size 8x8" artworks...

Art Teaching Alum Miguel Galaz at MICA

Art Teaching Alumnus Miguel Galaz presents work from his Tarpuymunay art project at Mestizo Institute...