Anthropologist looking at painting

Anthropologist launches high-tech study of color in ancient art

May 18, 2018

The graduate and undergraduate students are working with Gerardo Gutiérrez, an anthropology professor who specializes in archaeology, and the Colors of History Project at CU Boulder. Together, they are bringing advanced atomic spectrometry methods to the CU Art Museum, where students in archaeology and art and art history are learning to use the equipment and process the data.

Man digging in a farm field

Beyond Boulder: The Field School Experience

Dec. 6, 2017

While living and working together in rural environments, students create artwork specific to the landscape using a variety of mediums, from sculpture and printmaking to photography and ephemeral assemblages. The field school is designed to expand students’ definition of what a studio practice can be while exposing them to new vistas.

Melanie Yazzie in her studio

Faculty in Focus: Melanie Yazzie

Nov. 1, 2017

Printmaker finds inspiration in students and global connections.

feature-length experimental documentary “Off Country" still image

Filmmaker alums tackle nuclear weapons buildup

Oct. 19, 2017

The nuclear weapons buildup and the protests against it were for many simply the news of the day, but for two filmmakers from the University of Colorado Boulder it may turn out to be a provocative theme for a historical documentary and multimedia oral-history archive.

Lynn Wolfe

AAH Department celebrates the life, work and hundredth birthday of one of its formative faculty members

July 7, 2017

Lynn R. Wolfe was born just after the start of World War I, served in the Army during World War II, retired when Ronald Reagan was in the first year of his presidency and now spends his days creating new art. Wolfe, professor emeritus of art and art history, served...

Marina Kassianidou

CU professor Marina Kassianidou finds new ways to put her mark on the world

April 20, 2017

To those who aren’t art professors, students, historians or fine artist themselves, much of the joy derived from viewing what’s commonly called abstract art (though the artists might just call it “art”) is derived from seeing something for the first time, an image or format entirely new to the viewer and their experience.

Student in open studios

King Exhibition, Open Studios and the CU Art Museum create a synergy of art

April 4, 2017

Artists’ creative laboratories will be open and on display for the Emerging Artists Open Studios.

Matt Smith and Ariana Kolins pose together in the Visual Arts Complex

Graduate students push boundaries of creativity in CU's ceramics program

Oct. 26, 2016

The Ceramics Graduate Program in the Department of Art and Art History is meant to be a transition from classroom learning to individual learning in a private studio practice. The program offers a solid foundation from which students can take risks, be challenged and stretch themselves as artists.

Museum exhibition of ceramics

CU Boulder's ceramics program is ranked fifth in the nation

Sept. 13, 2016

The ceramics program is one of eight University of Colorado Boulder programs to be ranked in the top 10 graduate specialty programs nationwide, but it is the only one of the CU Boulder group to hail from the arts and humanities.

Sculpture by Carissa Samaniego

Art Students Recognized in International Competition

Sept. 11, 2016

Graduate sculpture students took home honorable mentions in a recent competition.