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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

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...

Lenka Konopasek unveils mural at Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center

Adjunct Assistant Professor and BFA alum Lenka Konopasek (Painting & Drawing 1994) unveiled a new...

Art History MA student Alberta Madrid awarded FLAS Scholarships

Congratulations to Art History M.A. student Alberta Madrid, who was awarded a FLAS scholarship for...

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 -...

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,...

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...