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Adobe CC discounted subscriptions available now for UNT students

Reduced-price Adobe CC subscription licenses now available to UNT students

Students: Interested in a discount to Adobe® Creative Cloud™? A limited number of personal subscriptions currently is available!
Study Abroad, an office of UNT International

UNT Study Abroad Summer 2022 offerings include multiple opportunities for CVAD students

The UNT Study Abroad Office coordinates affiliate, exchange, and faculty-led programs for UNT students in collaboration with university colleges, schools, faculty and staff. Following are the study abroad opportunities led by CVAD faculty...
Call for Entries

CVAD Galleries calls for entries in the 61st Annual Voertman Art Competition

With Chief Curator Christopher Blay of the Houston Museum of African American Culture, as the juror for the 61st Annual Voertman Art Competition, the CVAD Galleries...
Detail of boxy black pinstripe jacket with randomly placed pockets and colorful dice buttons

Texas Fashion Collection looks ahead to delight in the spring exhibition

In partnership with the CVAD Galleries, the Texas Fashion Collection will open the spring exhibition "Delight: Selections from the Texas Fashion Collection" on Jan. 18, 2022, said Annette Becker, TFC director...
 Moai at Rano Raraku, Rapa Nui (Easter Island)

Art History offers a world of Special Topics for Spring 2022

Students will have the world for their choosing in the Department Art History's lineup of rotating topics next spring!
Liss Fleur, wearing glasses, head turn to one side

Houston Botanic Garden opens with Liss LaFleur’s installation that inspires and informs

Liss LaFleur's answer to a by-invitation-only call for artists resulted in her selection for the opening of the new Houston Botanic Garden. Lawndale Art Center, a multidisciplinary art center...
Spring 2022 Rotating Topics Courses

Studio Art announces Spring 2022 Rotating Topics

Check out the spring lineup of rotating topics...
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CVAD students now may apply for after-hours access to the Art Building

Fall 2021 Student Services Announcement: Currently enrolled CVAD students now may apply for after-hours access to the Art Building...
James Thurman smiling

James Thurman's "Paper Alchemy" exhibition comes to U.S. after debut in Instanbul

Since 2018, Associate Professor James Thurman, Studio Art: Metalsmithing and Jewelry, has become increasingly interested in curatorial projects. For more than 25 years, he has been
Gray lockers in the Art Building

CVAD Art Building Lockers

Need a locker in the Art Building this semester? Apply and pay online!
Detail of "You are an island" by Alicia Eggert

Alicia Eggert sculpture selected for festival in Monopoli, Italy

Alicia Eggert's “You are (on) an island” (2011-2021) was recently erected on a tiny island off the coast of Monopoli, Italy, as a part of the PhEST International Festival of Photography and...
Matthew Ritchie, black-and-white photo, head and shoulders

CVAD Gallery opens with "Matthew Ritchie: Florilegium"

The CVAD Galleries is delighted to present an engaging new exhibition and public program by internationally renowned New York-based artist Matthew Ritchie (b. 1964)...
Allyson Packer, head and shoulders

Allyson Packer performs at CARPA, University of the Arts Helsinki

Allyson Packer, lecturer in CVAD Foundations, will premiere a new performance "Words That We Feel (Work That Resides in Our Bodies)" on Aug. 28, 2021, at the Colloquium...
Mary A. Johnson, artist

Kolaj Institute selects Mary Johnson to use collage to interpret a 1918 book for 21st-Century readers

Mary A. Johnson, lecturer, Foundations, was selected for residency of collage artists organized by the Kolaj Institute along with nine other collage artists to make 63 collages that interpret
Ana M. Lopez, head and shoulders portrait in black and white

Houston Arts Alliance acquires art by Ana Lopez for Houston Airport

The Houston Arts Alliance selected a piece by Ana M. Lopez, associate professor, Studio Art: Metalsmithing and Jewelry, for direct purchase and acquisition by the City of Houston...
COVID-19 Student Success Award for Continuing and New Students, apply soon

COVID-19 Student Success Award—all students encouraged to apply

In a message from R. Joey Saxon, associate vice president for Student Financial Services, UNT Division of Enrollment, COVID-19 Student Success Award information was provided to encourage...
Nada Shabout, portrait, head and shoulders

Washington Post features opinion article by Nada Shabout: An ancient treasure may be returned to Iraq

This week, a 3,500-year-old clay tablet containing a portion of the “Epic of Gilgamesh” — one of the world’s oldest surviving pieces of literature — was forfeited by Hobby Lobby...
Nicole Foran, Manisha Sharma, Heidi Strobel

CVAD welcomes new department chairs

Three new department chairs will join CVAD on Aug. 2, 2021 coming from Tennessee, Ohio and Illinois...
Brooks Oliver, head and shoulders

Art Macao features Brooks Oliver's artworks in international exhibition

July 1, 2021 — Brooks Oliver will have four major works featured in the international exhibition "Project Sands X: Beyond the Blue – An Exhibition of Ceramic Extraordinaire." This special...
Hae Jin Gam, Fashion Design, head and shoulders portrait

AAFCS awards Hae Jin Gam for Best Paper in Apparel, Textiles and Merchandising

Recognized at the annual conference of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, Hae Jin Gam, associate professor, fashion design, and coordinator for...
Huy Nguyen

Big Design Scholarship awarded to CVAD student in MA in IXD program

Two UNT graduate students won the first annual scholarships from Big Design, a Dallas-based non-profit headed by Brian Sullivan, director of design at Sabre, the travel technology company in Southlake...
Parker Metcalf, head and shoulders

Graphic Design alumnus awarded prestigious international internship

Alumnus Parker Metcalf has been awarded a rare and highly competitive, paid six-month journey through the World's Greatest Internship, WGI. As one of only four selected from approximately 500 applications...
Nada Shabout

Nada Shabout receives national award from Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences

The Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences Board of Directors has announced Nada Shabout is a recipient of the 2020 Kuwait Prize for Arts and Literature as the endorsed by His Highness...
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New construction begins on ceramics and graduate studios for Studio Art Department

New construction of approximately 26,500 sq. feet has begun to house CVAD's Studio Art Department Ceramics program, graduate studios, and outdoor space to be located at Mulberry Street and...
CVAD Fabrication Labs

Need to access the Fab Labs?

The CVAD Fabrication Labs are now open for reservations! Reservations can be made through the CVAD reservation system by logging in with your EUID and password...