• UNK Students Explore Glass at Try It Tuesday Event

    On Tuesday, August 23rd, the Glassworks Society hosted “Try It Tuesday,” a one day event that was open to all UNK students offering the opportunity to get the glass class experience without having to be registered for a glass course.

  • UNK Art Cultural Studies Through Art, New York City Tour

      Fifteen UNK students in an Art History 475 course, Cultural Studies Through Art taught by Mallory Wetherell, spent a week in New York City in early May. Participants visited The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Guggenheim), the Museum of Natural History (Whitney), and The Museum of Modern Art. The group toured the Chelsea Collectives Galleries […]

  • 2016 End of Year BBQ

    The Art and Design Department’s annual BBQ was held at Centennial Park on May 3 beginning at 4:30 p.m. Students and faculty gathered and ate, participated in a drawing for artworks, tie-dyed shirts, and played soccer and badminton. (photos)  

  • Spring Ceramics & VCD Pottery and Planter Sale

    Customers chose beautiful flowers in handmade planters, cups, bowls and other ceramic items at the UNK Ceramics and VCD sponsored plant sale in the Art Wing hall of the Fine Arts Building on Wednesday, April 20th,  9 a.m. – 2 p.m.   

  • UNK VCD students win Two Judges’ Citations and Fifteen (15) Nebraska ADDY Awards

    The UNK Art and Design students won a Special Judges’ Citation and a gold ADDY Award for the department’s integrated brand identity campaign “Imagination.”  Student designers were Taylor Cody, Josh Rivas, Brooklyn Sorenson,  Shelty Webster, and Brittany Wolken. Faculty Dan May, Mark Hartman, and Richard Schuessler art directed. Doug Waterfield, Department Chair, narrated the video.  Other 2015–16 UNK Student Gold Nebraska ADDY award winners are: […]

  • Visiting Artist Presentation: Eóin Breadon March 14th

    Visiting Artist in Glass: Eóin Breadon hot sculpting a glass skull (click to see full view). The hot scuplpting glass demonstration was held on Monday, March 14th, 2016,  4:30 – 7:20 p.m. in the glass studio (room 137 Otto Olsen). This program was open to the public. A small studio reception followed the presentation.  Glass and Sculpture […]

  • “Imagination” Is New Theme for Art Department

    “Imagination,” conveyed in whimsical illustration and visual arts will represent the UNK Art Department in public spaces. Watch out for the imaginative creatures depicting UNK Art Design, Art Studio, Art Education and Art History.  


Department of Art and Art History Mission

To provide for professional and cultural study with courses giving a concentrated experience for those interested in a professional career in art. Degrees in studio art and visual communication and design can be completed. To prepare teachers of art for a professional career in education. Creative ability professional proficiency and understanding of the psychology of art education are stressed. To enable art and non-art majors to acquire an awareness and appreciation of their cultural heritage. Important resources in this process include the Walker Art Gallery, the Museum of Nebraska Art (MONA), and study tours.

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Mallory Wetherell Featured in New Frontiers Magazine

Posted on October 27 - 2015 | Comments Off on Mallory Wetherell Featured in New Frontiers Magazine

“Thinking creatively and problem solving is something we learn to not do. We’re all born creative and then we grow out of it. The real […]

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Greg & Lisa Daake to be honored by College of Fine Arts & Humanities

Posted on October 13 - 2015 | Comments Off on Greg & Lisa Daake to be honored by College of Fine Arts & Humanities

Greg and Lisa Daake will be recognized by the College of Fine Arts and Humanities as Distinguished Alumni on October 28. Daakes are founders and owners of the Omaha […]

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Early Awareness Day Glass Demo

Posted on October 9 - 2015 | Comments Off on Early Awareness Day Glass Demo

On Wednesday, October 7th, fourth-grade students from several area schools poured out of buses at UNK to attend the Early Awareness Day. Grouped by their […]

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