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Art & Art History Department Scholarships | Due March 22

Current undergraduate and graduate students are eligible. Application deadline is March 22, 2021

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Upcoming Lectures

Visiting Artist Lecture Series — Spring 2021

Our visiting artist and scholars' program has reinforced the mission of the Art and Art History Department by affirming the power of art to transform individuals and society. Our faculty invites leading artists and scholars to present an array of artistic practices, historical discourse and divergent perspectives that can increase access to creativity and forge new territories between the arts and broader cultural movements.

Lectures: Nydia Blas (1/26), Suchitra Mattai (2/9), Mark Salvatus (3/2), Sana Musasama (3/9), Miguel Rivera (3/16), Robert Pruitt (4/6)

Link to more information about the Spring 2021 visiting artists

All lectures are presented livestream through Art & Art History's YouTube channel

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Artwork by Robert Pruitt, courtesy of the artist

Arts Practicum Speaker Series

This series of talks explores strategies to forge a sustainable, productive, fulfilling career in the arts. Speakers will discuss the trajectory and evolution of their art practices. Students and researchers from all majors and fields are welcome.

Rebecca Vaughan (2/16), Sam Harvey (3/23), Tya Alisa Anthony (4/13)

Link to more information about the presenting artists

All lectures are presented livestream through Art & Art History's YouTube channel

Link to Art & Art History's YouTube Channel

Image: Tya Alisa Anthony, courtesty of the artist

Art & Art History in the News

Rashid Johnson, a painter, sculptor, installation artist and filmmaker, in his Long Island, N.Y., studio on Dec. 16, 2020. (Credit: Jon Henry)

Celebrating a lineage of Black abstract art

When Megan O’Grady looks at a painting, she doesn’t just examine its composition. She’s interested in the artist behind the brushstrokes and the social context in which the artist is working. This month she explored an extraordinary, yet little written about, history of Black abstraction in a piece for The New York Times: Once Overlooked, Black Abstract Painters Are Finally Given Their Due. CU Boulder Today spoke with O’Grady, a critic and essayist who recently joined the university as assistant professor of Critical and Curatorial Studies in Art and Art History, about why it’s important to revisit art history, its movements and its artists. Read more
Alejandra Abad

Community helps finish hopeful messages art installation in Boulder

Alejandra Abad and Román Anaya, University of Colorado Boulder fine arts graduate students, developed the “Our Wishes/Nuestros Deseos” project as a way to create community art during a pandemic. The concept is to reclaim flags, using them to embody inclusiveness instead of as divisive symbols. Read more
George Rivera

Denver billboard art installation draws attention to ‘stop hate’

Professor George Rivera created this public art piece—his first ever billboard work—to address hate as a response to the current political climate, Black Lives Matter and the COVID-19 pandemic. It seeks to confront this issue in a simple and straightforward message without specifying any specific group. Read more
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