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Site Lines: Press & Gallery Talks

Join us at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts for two more gallery talks for the University of Utah Art Faculty exhibition Site Lines:  November 7, 5-7pm, and December 5, 1-3pm. The show has garnered incredible coverage including pieces in the Deseret News, The Salt Lake Tribune, the Utah Review and The Daily Utah Chronicle.

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Art Dialogue – Interspaces, in the Czech Republic

Lenka Konopasek, Adjunct Assistant Professor in Painting and Drawing, with current MFA candidates Etsuko Kato and Josh Graham participated in the Art Dialogue – Interspaces, a tradition of interaction of art professors and emerging student artists from selected art schools in the Gallery of Klatovy / Klenova, in the Czech Republic. The Symposium was a […]

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Site Lines: First Look

A lively gathering of contemporary art at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA) this fall shows off the diverse and innovative talents of the department’s outstanding art faculty. Site Lines: Recent Work by University of Utah Art Faculty, opening Friday, September 28, presents more than forty paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography, mixed media, letterpress and […]

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Art History Professor Elizabeth Peterson Retires

At the end of this academic year and on the occasion of her retirement, we celebrate the career of Elizabeth Peterson, Associate Professor of Art History, after twenty-six years as a dedicated and highly valued teacher, scholar and colleague in the Department of Art & Art History at the University of Utah. A specialist in […]

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Photography Professor Joe Marotta Retires

As the semester ends, we say a bittersweet goodbye to Professor Joe Marotta as he retires after 40 years of teaching photography in the Department of Art & Art History at the University of Utah. Professor Marotta started at the University of Utah in 1978, and has run the photography program for the same amount […]

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Art History Faculty Presenting in the US and abroad

Art History faculty are presenting in the US and abroad! Visiting Assistant Professor Sarah Hollenberg presented “Regionalism and Decolonization at the United Nations, 1952-1970” at the Annual Conference of the College Art Association in Los Angeles on February 21, 2018. On March 14 she presented “’Altar to the God of All’: Architecture, Faith, and International […]

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2018 BDAC Statewide Competition

Congratulations to all of the artists in the Bountiful Davis Art Center 2018 Statewide Competition! We were proud to see a number of University of Utah Art faculty and students included in the exhibition, and three of our faculty named winners! 1st Place: Tatiana Larsen, “Pouring Gifts” In the piece called “Pouring Gifts”, Larsen uses […]

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Xi Zhang Solo Exhibition in NYC

MARC STRAUS is pleased to present our inaugural solo exhibition of new paintings by Utah-based Chinese artist Xi Zhang. The exhibition opens Friday, February 16 from 6pm – 8pm and then will be on view through April 1st, 2018. Cultural identity and immigration are the most decisive issues of the day in international politics; frequently […]

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Simon Blundell: Fragmentation and Language

Simon Blundell, Assistant Professor/Lecturer in Photography, opened his exhibition Fragmentation and Language at the Gallery at Library Square January 13 – February 23, 2018. Blundell says of the work: Vision is shaped by the time in which we live, and life today can no longer be distinguished from the influences of mechanical and technological means […]

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