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Photo of Ed Fella's Work

calendar icon23 Sep 2013    

Graphic Designer Fella to present public lecture Sept. 24

Edward Fella, an artist and graphic designer whose work has had an important influence on contemporary typography in the U.S. and Europe, will present a free public lecture on Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 5 p.m. in Woods Art Building Rm. 105.

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A life-size head of the goddess Aphrodite is the first example of a monumental statue found at a southern Turkey archeological site exploring the ancient city of Antiochia ad Cragnum.

calendar icon23 Sep 2013    

UNL team uncovers more archeological treasures

Shoveling and sweeping to expose still-hidden portions of a 1,600-square-foot marble mosaic that dates to Roman times, a UNL archeological team this past summer unearthed a new treasure in southern Turkey.

Lying face down in more than a millennium of soil was a life-size marble head, the remnant of a sculpture of the goddess Aphrodite – still beautiful, though scarred by chips on its nose and face.

The sculpture’s body was missing, likely incinerated in a lime kiln many centuries ago.

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Conference speakers Christian Patterson and John Pfahl.

calendar icon20 Sep 2013    

Art and Art History to host Midwest photo conference

Hundreds of photographers will converge in Lincoln when the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Department of Art and Art History hosts the Midwest Society for Photographic Education (SPE) 2013 Conference Oct. 24-27.

Professor of Art Dana Fritz, who teaches photography at UNL, is co-chairing the conference, along with Larry Gawel, area head of photography at Metro Community College in Omaha.

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Bemis / UNL logos

calendar icon28 Aug 2013    

UNL and Bemis Center announce major new prize for MFA graduates

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln's Department of Art and Art History and the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha announced the inauguration of the Bemis Center Residency Prize for graduates from the UNL Master of Fine Arts program. The Residency Prize will be awarded annually to an outstanding MFA student graduating from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. All third-year MFA students are eligible to apply for the Residency Prize. UNL art and art history faculty will nominate students for consideration; the Bemis Center will determine the recipient.

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Kay Wilwerding, "Gradient," tree bark, 10" x 10', 2013

calendar icon26 Aug 2013    

Nebraska National Exhibition ends Sept. 27

The Department of Art and Art History will host the second annual Nebraska National Exhibition this Fall, featuring the categories of painting, drawing, and sculpture.

The exhibition opens on First Friday, Sept. 6 and continues through Sept. 27 in the Eisentrager-Howard Gallery in Richards Hall. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday 12:30-4:30 p.m.

A First Friday opening reception will be held on Friday, Sept. 6 from 6-8 p.m. in the gallery.

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Matthew Blache

calendar icon24 Jul 2013    

Blache honored by International Sculpture Center

Matthew Blache, who received his Master of Fine Arts in sculpture in May, was named a 2013 Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Honorable Mention from the International Sculpture Center (ISC).

More than 414 nominations were made from 159 colleges and universities worldwide.

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Catherine Meier with one of her works at her exhibition "Open Richness."

calendar icon06 Jun 2013    

Art alum Meier receives McKnight fellowship

Catherine Meier, of Duluth, Minn., who received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in studio art from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Department of Art and Art History in 2005, has received the McKnight Visual Artist Fellowship from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD).

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Abigail Rice stands beside her work being shown in exhibition.

calendar icon09 May 2013    

Art Alum's work influenced by travel to Japan

Abigail Rice, a senior from Lincoln, Neb., came to the University of Nebraska–Lincoln with the plan of majoring in engineering. After her first physics class, Rice discovered it wasn’t for her.

Rice is now part of the 2013 graduating class and received her bachelor of arts in studio art, with an emphasis on photography.

“I’ve always loved art, and I think it’s very important, not just to our culture, but I also think that’s how I think best and that’s through expressive media,” Rice said.

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Danielle Dewees sprays down a screen in the printmaking studio.

calendar icon08 May 2013    

Danielle Dewees designs her passion for 4-H

Danielle Dewees, a junior from Nelson, Neb., was involved with 4-H while growing up. When she visited the University of Nebraska–Lincoln as a prospective school, she asked if there were any opportunities to work in the 4-H department.

Since then, Dewees has been able to use her major in studio art with an emphasis in graphic design to help develop manuals made for 4-H that will be distributed across the nation.

Dewees discovered her love of art through her family, who are also artists.

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Wendy Katz will be studying at the Museum of American Art among other Washington, D.C. locations

calendar icon07 May 2013    

Katz receives Smithsonian Senior Fellowship

University of Nebraska–Lincoln Associate Professor of Art History Wendy Katz has received a 2013 Smithsonian Senior Fellowship. She will conduct research in Washington, D.C., from January to April 2014.

These fellowships are offered by the Smithsonian Institution to provide opportunities for senior investigators to conduct research in association with staff members at the Smithsonian Museums.

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