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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

Explore our Programs

Four Undergraduate and Two Graduate Degrees

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...

2022 Outstanding Senior: Alexandria Jensen

We're delighted to share that Alexandria Jensen has been awarded the College of Fine Arts...

Capstone Exhibition: London Matthews

Painting & Drawing major London Matthews opens her Senior Capstone Exhibition, Safe Space, at Medium...

2022 BFA Show

Work from our current University of Utah graduating BFA students in their group exhibition “Ah,...

Capstone Exhibition: E.C. Comstock

“A Balmy Elsewhere: Restorative Materialisms” takes its title in part from Bill Brown’s “Thing Theory,”...

MFA Candidate Douglas Tolman wins Frankenthaler Climate Art Award

Big congratulations to MFA candidate Douglas Tolman, one of three winners of the Frankenthaler Climate...

Sydney Porter Williams & Dr. Beth Krensky recognized in 2022 Utah Art Educator Association Awards

Each year at the annual Utah Art Educators Association (UAEA) conference, deserving educators and supporters...

Professor Jaclyn Wright at UMOCA

Photography & Digital Imaging Professor Jaclyn Wright opens a solo exhibition in the Projects Gallery...

Professor Maureen O’Hara Ure at Phillips Gallery

Painting & Drawing Professor Maureen O’Hara Ure opens her exhibition “Elsewhere” at Phillips Gallery this Friday,...

Help Wanted: HRE is hiring a Graphic Designer!

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

Design Work for Circe’s Game

Circe's Game seeks design assistance for a custom deck of poker cards for mass production.

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...

Online Summer Teaching Positions Available

Rewarding & Enjoyable Summer Teaching Jobs Teach Reading Classes to Students of All Ages Now...

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...

Strolling for Scholarships Call for Artists

Strolling For Scholarships Call for Artists The University of Utah Union invites you to help...

Internship Opportunity at Olympus Tattoo

Olympus Tattoo [olympustattooshop@gmail.com] Phone: 3857430228 Website: https://olympustattoogallery.com/ Address: 1779 S 1100 E Salt Lake City...