Yumi Roth

Social Change Drives Shifts in Graduate Arts Education Across the Southwest

Aug. 24, 2021

Roth at CU Boulder says that graduate programs are evolving to reflect students’ changing goals. In the past, most aspired to academic positions or commercial sales through gallery representation. “Now many students are exploring socially engaged, field-based practice, starting their own small businesses instead of going into the academic or gallery world,” Roth explains. “Students are looking for a third way.”

Erika Osborne, Mapping Bodily Connections: Juniper – Cedar Mesa, UT, 2012

How do you make invisible ecological disaster visible?

Sept. 24, 2020

Ecological disasters often harm the most vulnerable people, animals and ecosystems, and yet this unequally distributed damage remains insufficiently seen, realized and discussed, a group of scholars at the University of Colorado Boulder contends.

MRS Sculpture Residency

Mountain art residency attracts participants like moths to a flame

Aug. 31, 2019

New program aims to promote cross-disciplinary research between art and science, and to support new creative works

UuDamm Tran Nguyen, film still from "Serpents' Tail"

'Urgent Elements' focuses lens on eco-video from Southeast Asia

Feb. 8, 2019

Four acclaimed video artists from Vietnam and Cambodia are traveling to the University of Colorado Boulder to take part in an immersive art program—in the hopes of taking a cross-disciplinary look at environmental issues.

Annette deStecher presenting artwork at the CU Art Museum

Art of the Americas is focus of new PhD program

Jan. 29, 2019

“The new program will challenge traditional and mainstream understandings of art by unpacking, contextualizing and decolonizing the term (art),” Cordova says. “We’re not just here to appreciate art,” he says. “We’re here to analyze and to be critical of the forces that surround its production, consumption and interpretation.”

digital artwork by Rick Silva

Once a frontier discipline, digital arts now well established at CU Boulder

Dec. 10, 2018

“We are trying to make things more flexible for students who don’t want to put themselves in some sort of disciplinary box,” Mark Amerika, professor of distinction, art and art history

Paul Ramirez Jonas, "Key to the City"

There’s an art to helping students become citizens of the world

Nov. 28, 2018

Art has always taken our imaginations to unexplored places, and now two University of Colorado Boulder art professors are finding it can also encourage freshmen, through a first-year seminar, to actively explore the campus, community and, hopefully, the wide world of academia.

Stephanie Su

CU Boulder art history students deepen learning through ‘object-based learning’

Sept. 28, 2018

‘What does this art mean?’ students muse. You tell me, prof replies

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.

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.