Left to right: Graduate students Sarah Jentsch, Kim Tomlinson and Hannah Demma with the edition of prints they created with Mark Dion. The image is of a lobe-finned fish surrounded by a list of terms that refer to corruption. Photo by Eddy Aldana. Mark Dion tours Morrill Hall with Director Susan Weller and graduate students from the School of Art, Art History & Design. Photo by Eddy Aldana.

11 Nov 2021    By Kathe C. Andersen

Dion engages with art students in visit

Lincoln, Neb.--Conceptual artist Mark Dion visited the School of Art, Art History & Design Oct. 25-28 as part of the Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist & Lecture Series.

Dion’s work examines the ways in which dominant ideologies and public institutions shape our understanding of history, knowledge and the natural world. He frequently collaborates with museums of natural history, aquariums, zoos and other institutions mandated to produce public knowledge on the topic of nature.

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An Open Studios event will be held Friday, Nov. 5 from 5-7 p.m. in Richards Hall and Woods Art Building.

27 Oct 2021    

Open Studios event Nov. 5

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

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Brad Kahlhamer

20 Oct 2021    

Painter Kahlhamer to present next Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist series lecture

Lincoln, Neb.—Painter Brad Kahlhamer will present the next Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist Lecture on Wednesday, Nov. 3 at 5:30 p.m CST via Zoom. 

The lecture is free and open to the public. Access the Zoom lecture at: 
https://unl.zoom.us/j/91416909830.

Kahlhamer is an artist who lives and works in New York City. He was born in Tucson, Arizona, and earned his B.F.A. at the University of Wisconsin-Fond Du Lac. 

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Francisco Souto, “Exhausted,” 2021, colored pencil on paper, 11” x 11”.

14 Oct 2021    

Souto’s ‘Diaspora II’ opens Oct. 22 at Kiechel Fine Art

Lincoln, Neb.--School of Art, Art History & Design Director Francisco Souto’s newest exhibition, “Diaspora II,” opens Friday, Oct. 22 at the Kiechel Fine Art Gallery in Lincoln.

The exhibition runs Oct. 22 through Dec. 3 at the gallery, located at 1208 O St. An opening reception will be held Friday, Oct. 22 from 5-8 p.m. with an artist talk at 6:30 p.m.

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Installation by Mark Dion.

13 Oct 2021    

Conceptual artist Dion to present next Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist series lecture

Lincoln, Neb.—Conceptual artist Mark Dion will present the next Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist Lecture on Wednesday, Oct. 27 at 5:30 p.m. in Richards Hall Rm. 15. His lecture is free and open to the public.

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Byron Anway, “Cumulus Crowd.” A work by Jesse Fleming from the “NUCLEI” series.

27 Sep 2021    

Biennial Faculty and Staff Exhibition opens Oct. 1

Lincoln, Neb.--The Biennial Faculty and Staff Exhibition will be on display Oct. 1-Nov. 5 in the Eisentrager-Howard Gallery in Richards Hall.

The exhibition features the work of faculty and staff in the School of Art, Art History & Design. An opening reception will be held on Friday, Oct. 1 from 5-7 p.m. in the gallery. A closing reception will be held on Friday, Nov. 5, also from 5-7 p.m. in the gallery.

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Painter Odalis Valdivieso will present the next Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist Lecture on Oct. 6.

27 Sep 2021    

Painter Valdivieso to present next Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist series lecture

Lincoln, Neb.—Painter Odalis Valdivieso will present the next Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist Lecture on Wednesday, Oct. 6 at 5:30 p.m. in Richards Hall Rm. 15. Her lecture is free and open to the public.

Born in Caracas, Venezuela, Valdivieso lives and works in Miami. She received a Masters of Fine Arts degree from Royal College of Art in London. 

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Chuck O'Connor

16 Sep 2021    By Julie Kundhi, Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor

O’Connor returns to faculty after 10 years of success as dean

Lincoln, Neb.--Charles “Chuck” O’Connor has announced that he will step down Jan. 3, 2022 after serving for nearly a decade as dean of the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts. He plans to return to his full-time faculty role in the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film.

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Ash Eliza Smith (left) and Jesse Fleming each received Layman Awards from the UNL Office of Research & Economic Development for their research projects.

09 Sep 2021    

Smith, Fleming receive Layman awards

Lincoln, Neb--Two professors in the Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts each received Layman Awards from the UNL Office of Research & Economic Development for their research projects.

Assistant Professor of Emerging Media Arts Ash E. Smith and Assistant Professor of Emerging Media Arts Jesse Fleming each received $10,000 Layman Awards. Layman Awards provide funding for projects that will enhance the grantee’s ability to obtain external funding to support prominent scholarly work.

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School of Art, Art History & Design alumna Rikki Neumann (B.F.A. 2017) works on the mural created by Shawn Dunwoody at the Veterans of Foreign Wars headquarters at 2431 N. 48th St. Photo by Eddy Aldana. Students from Associate Professor of Art Sandra Williams’ University Honors seminar Graffiti Revolution help Shawn Dunwoody (right) paint his mural at the Veterans of Foreign Wars at 2431 N. 48th St. Photo by Eddy Aldana.

02 Sep 2021    By Kathe C. Andersen

Murals painted in University Place neighborhood

Lincoln, Neb.--Eight murals were created this week along north 48th Street in Lincoln as part of the LUX Center for the Arts’ Emerge LNK: Mural+Street Festival.

Emerge LNK is a mural project that seeks to bring joy to our community and uplift small businesses as we emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic together.

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