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MAGNIFYING: Meekyung MacMurdie, Assistant Professor of Art History

Meekyung MacMurdie is a historian of Islamic art and architecture, with a focus on manuscripts. Her interests include aesthetics and artistic practice, the creation and transmission of knowledge, cultural encounters and exchanges in the medieval world, and historiography. She is currently at work on her first book, which investigates the ontological status and evidentiary stakes […]

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Art History Professor Elena Shtromberg at El Centro Nacional de Arte Contemporáneo, Santiago

Art History Professor Elena Shtromberg will take part in “Repensar lo audiovisual desde el archivo: 40 años del Festival Franco chileno de Videoarte”, at El Centro Nacional de Arte Contemporáneo (CNAC) in Santiago, Chile. To commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Franco Chileno de Videarte Festival, the CNAC holds the Seminar “Reflect the audiovisual from […]

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Faculty in Land Body Exhibition at Ogden Contemporary Arts Center

Professors Wendy Wischer, Jaclyn Wright, and Al Denyer show work in a group show opening at Ogden Contemporary Arts Center on December 10. LAND BODY explores connections between the human body and the landscape through the perspectives of eleven female identifying artists. Hailing from Utah, New Mexico and Arizona, the artists pay particular attention to […]

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A Sense of Place

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Responses to Belonging in the American West Collaborative Statement Our research as a group parses out the complexities of Identity embedded in Place. The internal awareness of the struggle and vulnerability it takes to share our relationship to “the west” led to the creation of works exploring these boundaries. Not surprisingly, identity of place in […]

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Professor Justin Diggle in imPRESSions Open Printmaking Biennial ’21

Printmaking Professor Justin Diggle has been nominated, as an elected fellow, to represent the Royal Society of Painters-Printmakers in imPRESSions 21, Open Printmaking Biennial. ‘imPRESSions’ is the longest running International Open Original Print Exhibition in Ireland and has become an established feature of the Galway International Arts Festival. View the exhibition here: https://www.impressionsbiennial.net/impressions-2021-expo The idea […]

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Professor Michael Hirshon in DesignArts Utah ’21 Show

Congratulations to Illustration Professor Michael Hirshon, whose card game work The Imposter Kings was included in the DesignArts Utah ’21 Juried Exhibition! Hirshon worked together with game creator Sina Yeganeh to design cards, packaging, manual, and promotional materials for their card game. Each card is 2.5 x 3.5 inches and was drawn and designed digitally. The […]

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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 Bateman! Earlier this month, Bateman was named a recipient of the University of Utah’s 2021 Presidential Scholar Award. These annual awards recognize the extraordinary academic accomplishments and scholarly potential of mid-career faculty. It was also just announced that Bateman’s work […]

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Art Teaching Professor Sandy Brunvand Retires

We bid a happy farewell to Art Teaching Professor Sandy Brunvand, who retired over the summer! We’re excited to announce her exhibition It’s Not Always Black and White opening September 7 in Gittins Gallery. Associate Professor (Lecturer) Sandy Brunvand has been described as a friend to all, supportive colleague, inspirational educator, and powerful artist. Her […]

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