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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

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...

Professor Michael Hirshon in DesignArts Utah ’21 Show

Congratulations to Illustration Professor Michael Hirshon, whose card game work The Imposter Kings was included in...

Professor Lewis J. Crawford at Nox Contemporary

On Friday, September 17th, 2021, Nox Contemporary will host the opening for the exhibition Genetic...

Professor Al Denyer attends Summer Artist Residency at Ucross

Painting & Drawing Professor Al Denyer attended an artist residency at the Ucross Foundation’s 20,000...

Congratulations to Professor Edward Bateman, 2021 Presidential Scholar Recipient

It's been a big year of recognition, accolades and awards for Photography/Digital Imaging Professor Edward...

Art Teaching Professor Sandy Brunvand Retires

We bid a happy farewell to Art Teaching Professor Sandy Brunvand, who retired over the...

UMFA’s “Space Maker” features 33 faculty artists, curated by alum Nancy Rivera

In anticipation of the opening of Utah Museum of Fine Art's "Space Maker" on August...

Professor Ed Bateman short listed for RGS Earth Photo Competition

Congratulations to Photography / Digital Imaging Professor Ed Bateman, who was short listed in the...

Alumni Feature: Dave Titensor, U Creative Director

Graphic Design Alum and University of Utah's Marketing & Communications Creative Director Dave Titensor was...

  1. Space Maker : Faculty Exhibition at UMFA

    August 21 - December 5
  2. PaperWest – 3rd National Works on Paper Juried Exhibition

    October 18 - November 12
  3. Visiting Artist: Maria Thereza Alves

    October 27 @ 11:00 am MDT
  4. Visiting Artist: Rick Griffith

    November 3 @ 4:30 pm MDT
  5. Holiday Art Sale

    December 7 - December 10
  6. MFA Interim Exhibition

    January 10, 2022 - January 28, 2022

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...

BFA Student Ryne Ormond at Office Space Gallery

Sculpture Intermedia and Ceramics BFA senior Ryne Ormond will open a solo show in October...

Fall Gathering at Stewardship Day

Join us for a day of archaeology and learning for the whole family! Where: Nine...

Open Position: Chase Museum Visitor Service Staff

The Division of Arts & Museums seeks a part-time staff member to assist with Visitor...

Call to Mural Artists in Twin Falls, Idaho

INTRODUCTION The Downtown Arts Subcommittee on behalf of the Urban Renewal Agency of the City...

Kimball Arts Festival

52nd Annual Kimball Arts Festival Park City, UT August 6 - 8, 2021