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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

See U Art Students, Alumni, and Faculty in November Gallery Stroll

Heading out for gallery stroll this Friday? Stop by these exhibitions to see work from...

Students, faculty and alumni in the Statewide Annual UT ’22 Exhibition

Big applause for BFA student Nakita Shelley, alum Laura Mason, and former Morales fellow Horacio...

A Sense of Place Exhibition on view at Utah Cultural Celebration Center

A Sense of Place, an exhibition of work is the culmination of a 16-week project from...

Painting and Drawing Professor Al Denyer at SECAC

Professor of Painting and Drawing Al Denyer recently attended the annual SECAC conference in Baltimore,...

Associate Professor Wendy Wischer’s “Written on the Wind” travels with NHMU exhibition

In March 2020, the Natural History Museum of Utah was in the middle of an...

Check out these spring classes in the Department of Art & Art History!

ART/PHOTO 3730: Photographic Studio meets Tues/Thurs 12:25-3:20pm with Professor Jaclyn Wright. This class is dedicated...

Book Arts’ Emily Tipps at Finch Lane Gallery

Emily Tipps, Program Manager in the Marriott Library’s Book Arts Program and owner of High5 Press,...

Professor Wendy Wischer named Newell Fellow

Congratulations to Wendy Wischer, Associate Professor of Sculpture Intermedia, awarded the L. Jackson Newell Fellowship...

Alumnus Ted Nagata awarded 2022 CFA Legacy Award

At the College of Fine Arts Gala this week, alumnus Ted Nagata was awarded the...

MFA Candidate Douglas Tolman in Symposium on the Great Salt Lake Panel

MFA Candidate Douglas Tolman will speaking in the panel "Can Art Save Us?" at the...

New Americans Workshop Series

In partnership with the International Rescue Committee and through the generous support of the Salt...

Conflux: Blind Date Exhibition

Conflux: Blind Date An exhibition of sculpture and time-based work by students from the sculpture...

Art Talk: Will Wilson at UMFA on October 7

Art Talk: Will Wilson Friday, October 7 | 6:30–8 pm | FREE Utah Museum of...

Utah 2022 Statewide Annual Call for Entries

Statewide Annual 2022: PAINTING, SCULPTURE & INSTALLATION Visual arts competitions and exhibitions have been a...

Art Teaching Potluck

Art teaching is hosting a back to school potluck! Come out to the fine arts...

Art History Student Association Annual Chalk + Talk

Join the Art History Student Association for their Annual Chalk + Talk! Thursday Sept 15th ...

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,...