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Welcome to the Department of Art & Art History

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Monday through Thursday 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
If you have questions, please email info@art.utah.edu.

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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Alumni Feature: Dave Titensor, U Creative Director

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

U of U Artists at Three Creeks Confluence Park, SLC

Painting & Drawing Professor Al Denyer, and alumni Joshua Graham (MFA Community Based Art Teaching, 2019) and Claire...

Wendy Wischer at Oolite Arts

Sculpture Intermedia Professor Wendy Wischer shows her new video installation, Where Water and Rock Collide, in a group...

Alec Bang & Douglas Tolman at Finch Lane

[in]land | Finch Lane Gallery | 6.25.21 - 8.6.21 BFA Alumni Alec Bang and Douglas Tolman open their...

Jaclyn Wright, Spring 2021 Digital Matters Grant

Read about Photography / Digital Imaging Professor Jaclyn Wright's Digital Matters Exhibition and Performance grant work in the...

Art History Alumni News

Congratulations to our Art History MA Alums Jennifer Sales and Emily Citino for their recent accomplishments! Jennifer Sales...

MA Graduate 2021: Laura Johnson

Congratulations to Laura Johnson, who successfully defended her MA thesis, “Uncovering the Embedded Histories of Gender, Race, and Hairstyling...

MA Graduate 2021: Kiki Karahalios

Congratulations to Kiki Karahalios, who successfully defended her thesis and earned her MA in Art History! We're happy...

John Erickson at Phillips Gallery

Painting & Drawing Professor John Erickson shows new work in an exhibition opening Friday, May 21, from 6-9pm...

Al Denyer at Modern West

"Time and growth are a dependent pair. This exhibition exemplifies their mutual reliance as the three selected artists...

  1. Summer Session II

    June 28 - August 4
  2. Fall 2021 Semester Begins

    August 23
  3. Sam Wilson Exhibition

    August 23 - September 3
  4. Sandy Brunvand Retirement Exhibition

    September 7 - September 17
  5. MFA Exhibition: Candace von Hoffman

    September 20 - October 8

Kimball Arts Festival

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

Call for Submissions: Volunteer Mural Project for Artists and Art Students

Utah Animal Adoption Center of Sandy, Utah seeks University of Utah artists and art students interested in volunteering...

Call for Muralists for the UMFA’s Great Hall

CALLING ALL UTAH MURALISTS: Utah Museum of Fine Arts in partnership with @therak.murals is seeking qualified artists to...

Help Wanted: Graphic Designer @ Halcyon Graphic Design

Halcyon Graphic Design is a small (2-person) graphic design agency based in Salt Lake City looking to find...

Help Wanted: Boozetique

The Boozetique is searching for a cashier who is interested in bringing an artist’s aesthetic, fun and creativity...

Albert Abdul Barr-Wang exhibits work at Marriott Library

BFA student Albert Abdul Barr-Wang  presents This Land is Our Land, Not Yours, in the 5th floor gallery...

SLC Library Performance Art Festival

The Eighth Annual Salt Lake City Performance Art Festival will feature world-class performance art — as a live...

Pillar Art Prize

The Pillar Art Prize provides unrestricted grants to artists in the United States every quarter. Winners are selected...

Kuifi ül-Sonido Antiguo Lecture

Kuifi ül-Sonido Antiguo: A conversation about contemporary Mapuche creation and their position on indigenous patrimony April 7, 2021 3:30pm...

GCSC Seminar: Mary Miss

Mary Miss: City as Living Laboratory (CALL) Tuesday, March 9, 4pm / Zoom Mary Miss has reshaped the...