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The Remains of the Dream

The Remains of a Dream The American dream of “self-evident truths” and “unalienable rights,” is no longer a new concept that inspires pride in those living in a fledgling nation. Instead, it is a bedrock of the United States’ identity, an appealing idea, and facade that never existed in truth. The collapse of this dreamscape […]

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Alumni Highlight: Catching Up with Alyssa Hood

Congratulations to Painting and Drawing alum Alyssa Hood (BFA 2019), who will start the MFA program at the Ernest G. Welch School of Art and Design at the Georgia State University in Atlanta this fall! Hood has also been awarded the Area Distinction Fellowship in Painting and Drawing based on the quality of her work. […]

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MFA Exhibition: Kylie Millward, Scribbling Outside the Margins

We’re pleased to present Kylie Millward’s MFA Exhibition Scribbling Outside the Margins Visit the Exhibition Millward’s Artist’s Talk took place Friday, May 15, at 6pm via Zoom. Please watch the event via YouTube. “Because of gender inequality, women grow up with toxic ideas about themselves. Our culture forces women to fit within narrow categories, and […]

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2020 Juried Student Art Exhibition Catalog Released

We’re excited to announce the catalog of the 2020 Juried Student Art Exhibition exhibition is available to view and download online or order a printed copy. All the students with work in the exhibition will receive a printed copy. The Department would like to thank alumnus, Will Tuddenham, for designing the catalog. Purchase a Catalog

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Student exhibitions have gone online!

Due to precautions being taken to prevent the spread of Covid-19 in our community, our student exhibitions are taking place online this semester. Click the links below to view them! 2020 Juried Student Art Exhibition Social Distance BFA Show Interspace Arts Technology Capstone Photo Capstone: Natalie Hopes Photo Capstone: Carson Melrose Photo Capstone: Araceli Haslam […]

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Spring Semester Update

CLASSES CANCELED ON MARCH 16 & 17 ONLINE LEARNING ONLY THROUGH END OF SEMESTER The University of Utah will shift to all-online instruction beginning March 18 for the rest of spring semester. Classes are canceled Monday and Tuesday, March 16 and 17, allowing faculty and staff time to prepare the transition to online coursework. For […]

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Draw on Location with Urban Sketchers SLC

Enjoy Drawing on Location? Urban Sketchers SLC is a public group that meets once a month in a different location around the city. Join us as we document our firsthand experiences and surroundings through our sketchbooks.  All ages and skill levels welcome.  Join our Facebook group for event schedule. Questions? Contact m.hirshon@utah.edu 

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Professor Michael Hirshon featured in ‘Magnifying’

Professor Michael Hirshon was just featured in Magnifying, a series dedicated to showcasing the talent of our students, faculty, and staff to help you learn more about the remarkable individuals within our creative community here at the College of Fine Arts. Read the feature below: Michael Hirshon is a freelance illustrator and assistant professor of Illustration in […]

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Xi Zhang at Kimball Art Center

Xi Zhang: Dream Dust Milkshake February 14 – April 12, 2020 Exhibition Community Reception | February 28 | 6pm-8pm Kimball Art Center 1401 Kearns Blvd, Park City, UT Xi Zhang’s recent paintings explore what it is to be human—to grow and evolve, to navigate relationships, and, often, to struggle. Placing his protagonists amid dream-like landscapes, […]

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