Matt Belk, “Deer,” 2023, acrylic on canvas, 39” x 48”. Matt Belk in his studio. Courtesy photo.

02 Feb 2024    By Kathe C. Andersen

Alumnus Belk has first solo exhibition in New York City

Lincoln, Neb.--School of Art, Art History & Design alumnus Matt Belk (B.F.A. 2011) has his first solo exhibition in New York City. “Sunsets” is on display through Feb. 24 at The Hole in Tribeca. 

Belk’s landscape paintings portray the natural world and are influenced by the sport of hunting. Using airbrush, tape and an X-acto knife, he layers plants, animals and other unexpected guests in his paintings.

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Fatima Al-Jayashi, “Creative Burnout,” 2023. Lim Puoch, “Love Library,” 2023.

31 Jan 2024    

37th Annual Undergraduate Juried Exhibition opens Feb. 2

Lincoln, Neb.--The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Eisentrager-Howard Gallery will host the 37th Annual Undergraduate Juried Exhibition. The exhibition opens with a First Friday reception on Friday, Feb. 2 from 5-7 p.m. and continues through March 1.

A closing reception will be held Friday, March 1 from 5-7 p.m. in the gallery with awards presented at 6 p.m. More than 10 awards will be announced, including the Freshman Award, Sophomore Award and the Faulkner Memorial Awards.

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Yoonmi Nam, “The Four Seasons (detail),” Mokuhanga, 2019. Yoonmi Nam

24 Jan 2024    

Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist spring series begins Feb. 7 with printmaker Yoonmi Nam

Lincoln, Neb.--Seven artists will be presenting Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist & Scholar lectures this spring in the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s School of Art, Art History & Design. The series begins with printmaker Yoonmi Nam on Wednesday, Feb. 7.

The 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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Caroline White, “Flowstone and Cricket.” Scott Ostdiek, “Sense of Belonging.”

27 Nov 2023    

Capstone Exhibition opens Dec. 11

Lincoln, Neb.--The School of Art, Art History & Design will present the work of graduating undergraduate students in the upcoming Capstone Exhibition Dec. 11-15 in the Eisentrager-Howard Gallery.

A closing reception will be held on Friday, Dec. 15 from 5-7 p.m. in the gallery.

This biannual experience is held at the end of the fall and spring semesters and presents the work of each semester’s graduating Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) seniors in studio art and graphic design as a culmination of their coursework and exploration.

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The Clay Club’s fall sale is Dec. 8-9 in Richards Hall Rm. 118. A photo and printmaking sale will also be held in Richards Hall.

20 Nov 2023    

University of Nebraska–Lincoln student art sales are Dec. 8-9

Lincoln, Neb.--The University of Nebraska–Lincoln School of Art, Art History & Design is hosting art sales in ceramics, printmaking and photography on Dec. 8-9 in Richards Hall.

Hours for the sales are Friday, Dec. 8 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 9 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission to the sales is free and open to the public. Cash, checks and credit cards will be accepted at both sales.

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A grouping of objects from the exhibition, left to right:  Casey Beck, Etruscan Oinochoe; Sarah Rady, Nazca Achira Root Stirrup Vessel; Marina Kushner, Mangbetu Double Vessel; Sarah Rady, Thin Orangeware Dog Effigy Vessel from Teotihuacan, Mexico; Christopher Williams, Cypriot Terra Cotta Horse and Rider; and Charlotte Middleton, Han Dynasty Cocoon Vessel. Marina Kushner’s Mangbetu Double Vessel from the Democratic Republic of Congo.

20 Nov 2023    

‘Making History’ exhibit opens Nov. 27

Lincoln, Neb.--The fourth triennial “Making History” exhibition will be on display in the Eisentrager-Howard Gallery Nov. 27-Dec. 1.

The gallery is located on the first floor of Richards Hall on the University of Nebraska–Lincoln city campus. Admission to the gallery is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday 12:30-4:30 p.m. or by appointment for groups larger than 10. A closing reception will be held on Friday, Dec. 1 from 5-7 p.m. in the gallery.

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Terry James Conrad Terry James Conrad, “Biomarker” 2018-2019, found object printing press.

10 Nov 2023    

Printmaker Terry James Conrad is next Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist

Lincoln, Neb.— Terry James Conrad, assistant professor and program head of printmaking at the University of Iowa, will present the next Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist Lecture on Thursday, Nov. 30 at 5:30 p.m. in Woods Art Building Rm. 11. The lecture is free and open to the public.

The 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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Dana Fritz's “Field Guide to a Hybrid Landscape" was published by University of Nebraska Press. Dana Fritz

01 Nov 2023    

Fritz to present book talk during Nebraska Research Days

Lincoln, Neb.--Hixson-Lied Professor of Art Dana Fritz will present a book talk during Nebraska Research Days on Tuesday, Nov. 7 from 11 a.m. to noon at The Mill at Nebraska Innovation Campus.

The event is free and open to the public. Registration is encouraged, but not required. Visit https://go.unl.edu/bets to register.

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A visitor interacts with a graduate student at a previous Open Studios event. This year’s Open Studios event is Nov. 3. Photo by Eddy Aldana. Eighteen graduate students in the School of Art, Art History & Design will participate in Open Studios on Friday, Nov. 3 in Richards Hall and Woods Art Building.

27 Oct 2023    

UNL graduate studio art students host Open Studios Nov. 3

Lincoln, Neb.—Graduate students in the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) studio art program in the School of Art, Art History & Design will host their annual Open Studios and Raffle on Friday, Nov. 3 from 6-8 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

The event, hosted by the student-run Visual Artists in Practice, is free and open to the public. Studios will be open in Richards Hall (basement and 2nd floor) and Woods Art Building (basement and 3rd floor) on the University of Nebraska–Lincoln city campus.

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Carleton Watkins, “Rancho San Antonio Rock Outcropping, Exhibit no. 6” (1861). Salted paper print. Courtesy of The Bancroft Library, UC Berkeley, BANC PIC 19xx.096:06—ffALB.   Christine Hult-Lewis

11 Oct 2023    

Pictorial curator Hult-Lewis is next Hixson-Lied Visiting Scholar

Lincoln, Neb.— Christine Hult-Lewis, the interim pictorial curator at the Bancroft Library, the special collections library at the University of California Berkeley, will present the next Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist Lecture on Wednesday, Oct. 25 at 5:30 p.m. in Richards Hall Rm. 15. Her lecture, titled “A New Kind of Evidence: Landscape Photography in the Courtroom in the American West,” is free and open to the public.

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