• 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 world happens, and we lose that. I get to reintroduce creativity.” – Mallory Wetherell, in  New Frontiers

  • 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 design firm DAAKE.  Greg Daake will give a Visiting Designer presentation to students on Thursday, October 29, at 9:30AM in room 311.

  • The First Annual Imagination Day, Wednesday, October 14, 2015

    UNK Art Department’s first annual “Imagination Day” art recruitment event was held from 8:30 to 3:15 on Wednesday, October 14, 2015. Participating juniors and seniors from several area high schools attended sessions in Studio Art, Graphic Design, and Art Education at UNK. Students engaged in hands-on printmaking, ceramic, and Photoshop training. They watched a glassmaking demonstration, learned about portfolios, […]

  • “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.  

  • Professors Artworks in U.N. Sponsored Exhibition and Book

    As part of the conference for the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty organization in New York City and Vienna, Austria, the U.N. Sponsored a traveling Art exhibition which contained  works of a select group of international artists. Works by Professor Douglas Waterfield and Associate Professor Dan May were selected to be participants of the international event. Professor   […]


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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AAF Omaha Awards Scholarships to UNK VCD Students

Posted on April 23 - 2015 | Comments Off on AAF Omaha Awards Scholarships to UNK VCD Students

The AAF Omaha (American Advertising Federation) has awarded six (6) scholarships to students in the Visual Communication and Design program at UNK. Marissa Pfeifer received […]

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Sand-Casting Demo

Posted on December 11 - 2014 | Comments Off on Sand-Casting Demo

This Friday, December 12, 2014 at 6:00pm there will be a sand-casting demo and a short, casual get together just for fun in the Glass Lab: 137 […]

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Swanson and Russell Design Work Featured in Communication Arts Exhibit

Posted on October 7 - 2014 | Comments Off on Swanson and Russell Design Work Featured in Communication Arts Exhibit

Logan Bartels, a VCD alumni who is working as an associate designer at Swanson and Russell, was fortunate enough to have helped work on the […]

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