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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.

Summer office hours: 8:30am - 5pm, closed for lunch 12 - 1pm

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Four Undergraduate and Two Graduate Degrees

Summer Faculty News

We asked the Art & Art History Faculty what they did this summer and everyone...

Professor Beth Krensky at Yale University Institute of Sacred Music

Art Teaching Professor Beth Krensky opens her exhibition Between Spirit and Matter at Yale University's...

Professor V. Kim Martinez in ‘Art Elevated’

Painting & Drawing Professor and Department Chair V. Kim Martinez was featured in PBS Utah's...

Professors Maureen O’Hara Ure & John Erickson & Alumni in Phillips Gallery Group Show

Painting & Drawing Professors Maureen O'Hara Ure & John Erickson and alumni Paul Vincent Bernard,...

Professor Emeritus Joseph Marotta at Alice Gallery

Photography Professor Emeritus Joseph Marotta opens a solo exhibition at Alice Gallery July 15 -...

Photography Class publishes Field | Work

Field | Work is a collaborative project created over the spring 2022 semester by artists...

Honors Art, Action, & the Environment, Spring 2022

In spring semester, students in Professor Wendy Wischer's Honors Art, Action, & the Environment class...

Class of 2022 After Graduation!

Congratulations ot the Class of 2022! We caught up with a few graduating seniors about...

Alum Bea Hurd opens solo exhibition at BDAC

Since graduating last year, alum Bea Hurd (BFA Sculpture Intermedia 2021 @beayond_art) spent 5 months...

2022 CFA Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher: Comstock

We're delighted to share that Art & Art History student Comstock has been presented with...

Work Study Opportunities for Students

What is Work Study? Federal Work-Study (FWS) Program is to promote the part-time employment of...

Check out these Art History courses for fall!

Thinking about diving into some new courses this fall? Check out these exciting interdisciplinary art...

Eco Arts Festival at Tracy Aviary Request for Artists

Tracy Aviary is hosting eco-arts festival on August 1st, featuring community partners and local artists showcasing eco-art for sale, information about community organizations...

MFA Alum Nancy Rivera Artist-in-Residence Kick-off Party at Kimball Art Center

Date: Friday, July 8 Time: 6pm Location: Kimball Art Center Meet our next resident artist,...

Help Wanted: HRE is hiring a Graphic Designer!

Looking for graphic design experience? Housing & Residential Education is searching for a Graphic Design...

Afrofutures: Vision and Influences with King Britt

Afrofutures: Visions and Influences with King Britt Saturday, April 23 | FREE | 7:30 pm G....

Art Workshop Series at the Leonardo

It’s time to flex those creative muscles! Join us on the first Saturday of every...

Salt Lake City Performance Art Festival

Catch world-class performance art with the 9th Annual Salt Lake City Performance Art Festival, curated...

My Path: Q & A with Alberto Lopez

Date: April 6 Time: 5-7 pm Location: Leonardo Museum, 3rd floor (209 East 500 South,...

Pride Week Art Show – Now Accepting Submissions

Help us celebrate Pride Week through a showcase of different mediums of art created by...