Hannah Demma, “A Song Without the Words (detail),” 2022, variable dimensions, handmade paper, color pencil, gouache. Maddie Aunger, “Evening Alley,” acrylic on panel, 16” x 20”, 2021.

02 Mar 2022    

MFA Thesis Exhibitions open March 21

Lincoln, Neb.—Eight graduating Master of Fine Arts students in the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s School of Art, Art History & Design will present their MFA Thesis Exhibitions in the Eisentrager-Howard Gallery in Richards Hall beginning March 21.

The simultaneous solo shows will be on display in four rounds, with a new pairing of artists each week between March 21-April 15.

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Rachel Adams curated “All Together, Amongst Many: Reflections on Empathy” at the Bemis Center last summer. Greg Schmidt

02 Mar 2022    

Two artists will present Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist Lectures March 9-10

Lincoln, Neb.—The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s School of Art, Art History & Design will present two Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist Lectures March 9-10. 

Rachel Adams, the chief curator and director of programs at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha, will present her lecture on Wednesday, March 9 at 5:30 p.m. in Richards Hall Rm. 15. Graphic designer Greg Schmidt will present his lecture on Thursday, March 10 at 5:30 p.m. in Richards Hall Rm. 17.

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The University of Nebraska–Lincoln has named its finalists for the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts dean position.

24 Feb 2022    By Julie Kundhi, Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor

Finalists announced for fine and performing arts dean

Lincoln, Neb.--The University of Nebraska–Lincoln has named its finalists for the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts dean position.

Selected through a national search, the candidates will visit campus between Feb. 28 and March 10.

Candidates will participate in multiple-day interviews with a variety of college stakeholders. Public presentations, each at 3:30 p.m. in the Lied Center for Performing Arts’ Steinhart Room, will be offered in-person and via Zoom.

The finalists, listed by public presentation date, are:

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Millee Tibbs, “Prusik Knot.” Millee Tibbs

18 Feb 2022    

Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist series begins March 2 with photographer Tibbs

Lincoln, Neb.--Six 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 photographer Millee Tibbs on Wednesday, March 2.

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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Javier Rivera, “Cyclic Othering,” oil on panel, 2021.

03 Feb 2022    

35th Annual Juried Undergraduate Art Exhibition on display through March 4

Lincoln, Neb.—The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Eisentrager-Howard Gallery in Richards Hall will host the 35th Annual Juried Undergraduate Art Exhibition. The exhibition opens Feb. 4 and will continue through March 4.

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Three Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts students have earned Gilman scholarships for study abroad. Image by Craig Chandler, University Communication.

14 Jan 2022    

3 Hixson-Lied College students earn Gilman scholarships

Lincoln, Neb.--Three Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts majors were among 31 University of Nebraska–Lincoln undergraduates to earn the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to support credit-bearing study abroad, internship abroad or virtual international opportunities.

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Kassidy Linabery, “A Warning to Rich Oppressors,” etching, aquatint, chine collé, and digital print, 24” x 18”, 2021. Gretchen Payne from her self-portrait series, “The Fiction You Tell Yourself,” 11” x 14”.

02 Dec 2021    

Capstone Exhibition opens Dec. 13

Lincoln, Neb.--The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s School of Art, Art History & Design will present the work of graduating undergraduate students in the upcoming Fall 2021 Capstone Exhibition, which will have both online and in-person components.

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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Mikayla Zulkoski in Nakameguro, a residential district in Tokyo, Japan, in the spring of 2019. Mikayla Zulkoski in Paris, France, in the spring of 2018.

19 Nov 2021    By Kathe C. Andersen

Global experiences lead art alumna to teach in Japan

Lincoln, Neb.--Mikayla Zulkoski, who graduated from the School of Art, Art History & Design last May with majors in art and global studies, is leaving in January for up to a year to return to Japan to teach through the JET program (Japan Exchange and Teaching Program).

The JET Program is a competitive employment opportunity that allows young professionals to live and work in cities, towns and villages throughout Japan. Most serve as Assistant Language Teachers and work in public and private schools throughout Japan.

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Brenda Lee

19 Nov 2021    

Lee named Chancellor’s Scholar

Lincoln, Neb.--Brenda Lee, who will graduate in December with a B.F.A. in graphic design, has been named a Chancellor’s Scholar, the highest academic award the University of Nebraska–Lincoln offers.

Lee is one of only 18 student scholars graduating with this honor in December. These students have earned an A in every undergraduate class.

“This honor means so much to me,” Lee said. “It is an acknowledgement and celebration of my hard work and dedication throughout my time at UNL as a student. I hope this makes my family, friends and professors proud.”

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The Clay Club Sale and Print Sale are Dec. 10-11 in Richards Hall Rms. 118 and 112. Support the work of talented School of Art, Art History & Design student artists by purchasing their most recent work. Austin Cullen, “Floating Biomes.”

16 Nov 2021    

University of Nebraska–Lincoln student art sales are Dec. 10-11

Lincoln, Neb.--The University of Nebraska–Lincoln School of Art, Art History & Design is hosting fall art sales by the UNL Clay Club, UNL Photo Club and UNL Painting Club on Dec. 10-11 in Richards Hall.

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