• Mitch O’Connell to Visit UNK on Monday, October 5th

    Illustrator, painter, and all around trendsetter Mitch O’Connell is set to speak on his work and experiences Monday, October 5 at 7pm in the Fine Arts Building Recital Hall as part of The Jack Karraker Lecture Series. A spirited Q & A and Meet and Greet will follow his talk. This event, sponsored by the Department […]

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  • Art and Design Student’s 9/11 Tribute, 2016

    UNK Art and design students have created a 9/11 tribute and art display to honor Sept. 11th victims and survivors. The public presentation, titled “Hello, 911 Tribute and Art Display,” will remain in place through Monday, September 12th. It is located on the lawn south of the UNK Health and Sports Center, 2501 15th Ave., […]

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  • 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.

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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)  

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  • 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.   

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  • 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: […]

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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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Featured posts

Visiting Artist Presentation: Eóin Breadon March 14th

Posted on March 2 - 2016 | Comments Off on 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 […]

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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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“Imagination” Is New Theme for Art Department

Posted on October 6 - 2015 | Comments Off on “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 […]

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