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Her Majesty Queen Sonja of Norway (right) presents the Queen Sonja Print Award 2018 to Emma Nishimura on Nov. 8. Photo: Nina Rangøy / NTB scanpix.

calendar icon16 Nov 2018    

School of Art, Art History & Design alumna wins major printmaking prize

Lincoln, Neb.--Emma Nishimura (M.F.A. 2013) has won the Queen Sonja Print Award. The award carries a $50,000 prize, along with a week-long residency in Sweden. Nishimura received the award Nov. 8 at a ceremony at the Royal Academy of Arts in London.

“It’s all feeling very surreal still,” Nishimura said of winning the award. “I was thinking it was just an incredible honor to be nominated. And then I found out I won, and I think I’m still speechless trying to talk about that.”

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The Clay Club Sale and Fine Art Photo Club Print Sale are Dec. 7-8 in Richards Hall. Support the work of talented student artists by purchasing their most recent work.

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Student art sales are Dec. 7-8

Lincoln, Neb.--The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s School of Art, Art History & Design is hosting the Clay Club’s Fall Sale and Raffle and the Fine Art Photo Club’s Print Sale and Raffle on Dec. 7-8 in Richards Hall.

Hours for both sales are Friday, Dec. 7 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 8 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Both sales are in Richards Hall. The pottery sale will take place in Rm. 118, while the Photo Sale will take place Rm. 112. Cash, checks and credit cards will be accepted at both sales.

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Turkish members of an excavation team led by Nebraska art history professor Michael Hoff sweep dirt away from a new mosaic discovered in August 2018. Courtesy photo. The mythological figure Narcissus appears in this detail of an ancient latrine's mosaic floor. Courtesy photo.

calendar icon12 Nov 2018    

Nebraska team discovers 'extraordinary' Roman mosaic in Turkey

Lincoln, Neb.--A rare, second-century figural floor mosaic has been unearthed in the ancient Roman city of Antiochia ad Cragum on the southern coast of Turkey.

The newly discovered mosaic features unusual composition and risqué subject matter – essentially ancient dirty jokes about the mythological characters Narcissus and Ganymede. The mosaics adorned the floor of a marble-lined public latrine that apparently served patrons of the adjacent Great Roman Bath Complex and those attending events at a nearby bouleterion, or council house.

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Lynne Avadenka, “Comes and Goes VI,” 2010 (one side), relief and letterpress printing, typewriting on mixed media.

calendar icon07 Nov 2018    

Printmaker Avadenka presents next Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist Lecture Nov. 14

Lincoln, Neb.—Printmaker Lynne Avadenka will present the next Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist & Scholar Lecture on Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 5:30 p.m. in Richards Hall Rm. 15. The lecture is free and open to the public.

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s School of Art, Art History & Design’s Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist & Scholar Lecture Series brings notable artists, scholars and designers to Nebraska each semester to enhance the education of students.

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Simon Levin, “Butterfly Plate,” 9” x 9” x 1”, wood-fired stoneware, 2013. Kim Dickey, “The Impossibility of Letting Go,” glazed stoneware and powder-coated steel, 59”x20”x20”, 2016.

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Ceramists Dickey, Levin present next Hixson-Lied Visiting Scholar Lectures Nov. 7

Lincoln, Neb.—Ceramists Kim Dickey and Simon Levin will present the next Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist & Scholar Lectures on Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 5:30 p.m. in Richards Hall Rm. 15. The lectures are free and open to the public.

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s School of Art, Art History & Design’s Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist & Scholar Lecture Series brings notable artists, scholars and designers to Nebraska each semester to enhance the education of students.

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Associate Professor of Art Santiago Cal discusses the sculpture program with students from Lincoln Public Schools. Photo by Justin Mohling.

calendar icon29 Oct 2018    By Kathe C. Andersen

School of Art, Art History & Design hosts Lincoln Public Schools high school art students

Lincoln, Neb.--The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s School of Art, Art History & Design opened its doors to approximately 150 juniors and seniors from art programs in the Lincoln Public Schools (LPS) on Oct. 26 for a special art day at Nebraska to allow students the opportunity to explore the specific disciplines offered in the School.

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Jeff Fontana George B. Bridgman, Female Figure Study from Bridgman's Life Drawing (Bridgman Publishers, 1924). Fontana has researched the drawings and drawing practice of painter, draftsman and educator George B. Bridgman.

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Art historian Fontana presents next Hixson-Lied Visiting Scholar Lecture Oct. 31

Lincoln, Neb.—Art historian Jeff Fontana will present the next Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist & Scholar Lecture on Wednesday, Oct. 31 at 5:30 p.m. in Richards Hall Rm. 15. The lecture is free and open to the public. His title is "George B. Bridgman's Life Drawing Instruction: Bringing Classical Figures into the Modern World."

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s School of Art, Art History & Design’s Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist & Scholar Lecture Series brings notable artists, scholars and designers to Nebraska each semester to enhance the education of students.

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Steven DeLair, “Sunday Break.” Tim Frisch, “Generations.”

calendar icon22 Oct 2018    

MEDICI Exhibition opens Nov. 2; fundraiser is Nov. 15

Lincoln, Neb.--The 25th annual MEDICI Exhibition will be on display Nov. 2-15 in the Eisentrager-Howard Gallery in Richards Hall, culminating in their annual fundraiser on Nov. 15 from 6:30 to 9 p.m.

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The Fall MFA Open Studios event is Oct. 19 from 5-7 p.m. in Richards Hall and Woods Art Building.

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MFA Open Studios is Oct. 19, 2018

Lincoln, Neb.--Graduate students in the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) program in the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s School of Art, Art History & Design will be hosting an Open Studios event on Friday, Oct. 19 from 5-7 p.m. in Woods Art Building and Richards Hall. Admission is free and open to the public.

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Liz Ingraham

calendar icon11 Oct 2018    

Ingraham honored for contributing outstanding intro computer science curricula

Lincoln, Neb.—School of Art, Art History & Design Professor Emeritus of Art Liz Ingraham, along with her colleagues Professor of Computer Science Leen-Kiat Soh and Lee Dee Miller (B.S. 2003; M.S. 2007; Ph.D. 2014), have been awarded an “Honorable Mention” in the 2018 National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) Engagement Excellence Awards.

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