Malcolm Mobutu Smith will present a Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist Lecture on Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 5:30 p.m. on Zoom.

calendar icon23 Sep 2020    

Fall Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist series to be presented online

Lincoln, Neb.--Five artists are presenting Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist & Scholar lectures this fall in the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s School of Art, Art History & Design.

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.

Each lecture will be presented via Zoom and are open to the public. Links for each lecture will be available on arts.unl.edu.

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Christie Asuoha, "Amarachi," digital collage, 2020. From the series “The Heads of Asuoha." Christie Asuoha, "Nneoma," digital collage, 2020. From the series “The Heads of Asuoha."

calendar icon01 Sep 2020    

Recent art grad wins Best of Show in the 2020 SECCA Student Showcase

Lincoln, Neb.--Christie Asuoha, who received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in studio art from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln School of Art, Art History & Design in August 2020, won Best of Show in the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) Student Showcase 2020.

The virtual exhibition of artworks by high school and college students in art and design fields is viewable online at https://www.seccashowcase.org. SECCA is an affiliate of the North Carolina Museum of Art.

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Amanda Durig, “Impossible Alternatives,” line etch, aquatint, soap ground on paper mounted to panel, 25 ¾” x 17 ¾” x 5/8”, 2020. P.J. Hargraves, “Our Season,” Stoneware Cone 6, Salt Fired (Oxidation), 28” x 22” x 16”, 2019.

calendar icon26 Aug 2020    

Eisentrager-Howard Gallery opens this fall with MFA exhibitions

Lincoln, Neb.--Last spring, the University of Nebraska–Lincoln had to transition to remote learning due to the coronavirus. It meant the postponement of the April MFA exhibitions in the Eisentrager-Howard Gallery in Richards Hall.

This fall, the gallery will re-open with those four MFA exhibitions, as well as special protocols to protect gallery patrons from COVID-19.

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Our new faculty include (clockwise from upper left): Ben Evjen, Michelle Harvey, Anna Henson, Rafael Untalan, Robert Twomey and Jinku Kim.

calendar icon25 Aug 2020    

College welcomes 6 new faculty

Lincoln, Neb.--The Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts welcomes the following new faculty this fall:

• Ben Evjen, Assistant Professor of Practice in Graphic Design
Evjen comes to Nebraska from Utah Valley University, where he was assistant professor and program coordinator in the Art & Design Department. He has also served as an adjunct instructor at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia.

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calendar icon17 Aug 2020    

2 undergrads earn Gilman Scholarships

Lincoln, Neb.--Two Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts undergraduates were among 30 at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln who earned Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships to support credit-bearing study abroad, internship abroad or virtual international opportunities between spring 2021 and Dec. 31, 2021.

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Sofia Fernandez, “Black Fique,” graphite on paper, 12” x 16”.

calendar icon09 Jul 2020    

Kiechel Fine Art in Lincoln presents the work of School of Art, Art History & Design students

Lincoln, Neb.--Kiechel Fine Art in Lincoln presents the exhibition “Now,” a show of work by students from the School of Art, Art History & Design. The exhibition is on display from July 10-Aug. 9 at the gallery, which is located at 1208 O St. in Lincoln.

From currently enrolled students in both the Master of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Fine Art programs to recent graduates, “Now” celebrates the talent of new and emerging artists.

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Donna Harler-Smith, Karen Kunc, Pamela Starr and Alison Stewart have retired from the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts.

calendar icon30 Jun 2020    

Four distinguished professors retire from Hixson-Lied College

Lincoln, Neb.--Four distinguished professors in the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts retired this spring after a combined 145 years of service to the University of Nebraska–Lincoln: Donna Harler-Smith, Karen Kunc, Pamela Starr and Alison Stewart.

Donna Harler-Smith
Harler-Smith is professor of voice in the Glenn Korff School of Music. She has taught at Nebraska since 1976. She holds a bachelor of arts degree from Denison University and a master's degree from the College-Conservatory of Music-University of Cincinnati.

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Terry Ratzlaff

calendar icon27 May 2020    By Kathe C. Andersen

Ratzlaff earns Fling Fellowship

Lincoln, Neb.--Terry Ratzlaff, a graduate student in photography in the School of Art, Art History & Design, has received the prestigious Maude Hammond Fling Fellowship from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln for his third year of graduate studies.

“It’s very exciting to receive this fellowship because I see it as an investment in my research and a belief of my potential as both a student and artist,” Ratzlaff said. “I will certainly miss teaching next year, but being able to focus solely on my research is incredibly exciting and humbling.”

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The Hixson-Lied Faculty and Staff Awards recognize outstanding performance and accomplishments in the areas of teaching, research and creative activity, faculty service, outreach and engagement, outstanding lecturer, and staff service to the college.

calendar icon27 May 2020    

Hixson-Lied Faculty, Staff awards announced

Lincoln, Neb.--The Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts announced the 2020 recipients of the Hixson-Lied Faculty and Staff awards. These awards are made possible by the Hixson-Lied Endowment.

The following awards were presented:

• The College Distinguished Teaching Award was presented to Hye-Won Hwang, assistant professor of practice in dance from the Glenn Korff School of Music. This award recognizes a professor who has demonstrated excellence in teaching and a selfless dedication to students.

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The Spring 2020 Capstone Exhibition is currently on view at http://unlcapstone.com.

calendar icon26 May 2020    

Digital Capstone Exhibition now live

Lincoln, Neb.--The Capstone Exhibition takes place annually each spring and fall semester and highlights the highest achievements from the degree pursuits of graduating undergraduate students. This semester’s edition offered a few extra challenges.

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