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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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Ceramics Student Dani Okelberry: The 28 Day Cycle

U of U Ceramics senior Danielle Okelberry shows her work The 28 Day Cycle, created for Professor Brian Snapp’s Advanced Ceramics class, in the lobby of the Aline W. Skaggs Biology Building through the end of fall semester. Read about this collaborative project between the School of Biological Sciences and Department of Art & Art […]

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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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Ceramics Student Griffin Hale: A Caregiver’s Journey to Healing through Art

U of U Ceramics student Griffin Hale created an art installation focused on his mother, who has metastatic breast cancer, in Professor Brian Snapp’s Advanced Ceramics class. “The Caregiver’s Window,” located in the hills above Huntman Cancer Institute, remained for just a few days, but the emotional impact may last a lifetime. HCI shared this […]

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Graphic Design students tackle sustainability in Worn Again Clothing Exchange

Graphic Design students in the Sustainable Design Practice led by faculty advisor Carol Sogard, are learning about the environmental impacts of design practice and the problems that arise from manufacturing, consumption, and disposal. They address sustainability-focused societal challenges by applying their creative skills to community-based projects. On December 8, at the Worn Again Clothing Exchange, […]

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Photography/Digital Imaging Alumnus Nick Pedersen at UMOCA

UMOCA Artist-in-Residence Nick Pedersen’s exhibition Slow Apocalypse is currently on display in the museum’s Exit Gallery through January, 8, 2022. In Slow Apocalypse, Pedersen uses an intricate combination of photography, digital collage, and printmaking to explore environmental issues of the Anthropocene, an age of human impact on the natural world. With carbon emissions reaching levels […]

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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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