University of North Texas

College of Visual Arts and Design

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  • CVAD Alum Carl Finch heads the two-time Grammy winning band, Brave Combo.

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  • The CVAD Art Education Doctoral Program is a nationally ranked program, #13 in North America

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  • One of every fifteen students at the University of North Texas is a CVAD major! 

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  • UNT is an institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design

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  • Art Education faculty members Chris Bain and Nadine Kalin served on the Editorial Review Board of the Journal of Art Education, one of the most prestigious journals in the field.

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  • UNT‘s MFA program ranks in the upper 25% nationally according to US News and World Report

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  • CVAD‘s Communication Design students won nine of fifteen Best of Show prizes in this year‘s Dallas Society of Visual Communication 4th Annual National Student Show.

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  • As of Fall 2008, all new CVAD MFA students will receive $1000 scholarships.

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  • In Spring 2008, CVAD donors sponsored over $50,000 in scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students!

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  • The CVAD NAEA student chapter won the 2008 Student Organization Distinguished Service award from the University

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  • The Department of Art Education and Art History prepares more art teachers each year than any other university in Texas.

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  • CVAD‘s Ph.D. program in Art Education is among the top-rated programs in the U.S.

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  • Recent graduates of the art history program have pursued advanced degrees at University of Texas, Tufts University, University of Rochester, City College of New York, University of Arizona, Southern Methodist University, and Texas Christian University.

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  • CVAD art historians were the first UNT faculty chosen to participate in UNT‘s Next Generation course redesign. This program is considered to be a national model.

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  • The Department of Art Education and Art History faculty includes presidents of three national and international professional societies and the 2006 Art Educator of the Year.

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  • CVAD offers regular opportunities to study and travel in countries such as China, England, Ireland, Russia, and Scotland.

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  • CVAD‘s Texas Fashion Collection includes over 15,000 fabulous dresses by designers such as Balenciaga, Dior, de la Renta, and many others.

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  • CVAD Art Education alum Susan Gabbard is the former president of the National Art Education Association.

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  • CVAD alum, sculptor, Jesús Moroles, is on the Board of the Smithsonian Institute

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  • “I learned a lot about the creative process for producing a complete original work.”

    - Jezzalie Gill (Drawing 1)

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  • CVAD‘s Texas Fashion Collection includes over 15,000 fabulous dresses by designers such as Balenciaga, Dior, de la Renta, and many others.

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  • CVAD Art Education alum Susan Gabbard is the former president of the National Art Education Association.

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  • CVAD alum, sculptor, Jesús Moroles, is on the Board of the Smithsonian Institute

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  • Interior Design MFA student Greta Buehrle was named one of two IDEC Foundation Graduate Scholars for 2009.

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Dear students, friends, and colleagues,

Please visit http://www.unt.edu/academics.htm for class schedules, registration information, calendars, and catalogs. And for CVAD information, watch our website and Facebook pages for announcements of new activities and subscribe to our monthly newsletter, Stories from the Avant-Garde to keep track of our activities and accomplishments.

 

Happy Holidays!

After an icy last week of the semester and an even more icy start to finals week, a semester break will be a good thing!  UNT will close Friday December 20 and re-open ifor the Spring semester on January 2.  Registration for classes is available through January 9.  Have a good holiday season and we will see you in January!

CVAD will be hosting exhibitions in the UNT Art Gallery, the Cora Stafford Gallery in Oak Street Hall, the Lightwell Gallery, and the North Gallery all semester. We rotate shows weekly in the Lightwell, Cora Stafford, and North galleries, so there is a lot of variety. Watch the gallery website for current and future shows. A new item on our website is the "Featured Videos" which are focusing on visiitng artist, scholars, and designers this year.

The College hosts annual lectures and lecture series throughout the year, including the newly launched Art History Lecture series, the Core Design and Core Drawing series, the College's Visiting Artist and Scholar series, the Contemporary Arab and Muslim Cultural Studies Institute (CAMCSI) series, and individually sponsored lectures including the Nasher lecture, the Gough lecture in Interior Design, and the Davis lecture in Art Education. Additionally, visiting artiists are regularly brought to the campus to participate in PRINT, our print research facility, and through our exhibition series.

 

Spring and Summer 2013 showed CVAD's global reach in art and design! CVAD Professor of Photography and 2013 Guggenheim Fellow, Dornith Doherty, was featured in Ted-X Monterey, discussing her project "Achiving Eden". CVAD Assistant Professor of Metals and 3-D Core Coordinator James Thurman taught an online rapidprototyping course from Istanbul, and CVAD Department of Art Education and Art History Chair Denise Baxter was in London with an Honors Art Appreciation class. CVAD faculty are traveling throughout the world on independent and sponsored research.

Last year's Nasher Lecture series speaker was sculptor Kiki Smith, who will be our Institute for the Advancement of the Arts Artist-in Residence all year in 2013-2014!  She wwas on campus this fall and will return in the spring.  We will be collaborating in the coming year on a series of exhibitions at UNT on the Square including exhibitions by Kiki Smith and a fabulous installation by CVAD alum Ron English.  Visit UNT on the Square for their schedule for upcoming events. 

Kiki Smith - Nasher Lecture Series

We will once again host the annual North Texas Medieval Graduate Student Symposium in April, bringing a host of scholars to the campus. The event in Spring 2013 attracted scholars from throughout the US as well as representatives from Europe and Asia. 

 

North Texas Medieval Graduate Student Symposium 2013

 

Faculty

The CVAD faculty includes world-renowned artists, art educators, art historians, and designers.  You can find information about the individual faculty on the Department websites or on the UNT Faculty Profile System. Last fall we welcomed a whole new group host of  full-time faculty including art educators Adetty Perez De Miles and Amelia Kraehe, new media artist Paula Gaetano Adi, photgrapher Pavel Romaniko, and sculptor Tim DeVoe. Last spring, Ruth West, joined us as our first joint appointment with another college.  Ruth holds appointments in the College of Information and CVAD, as well as courtesy appointments in biology and computer science.She is helping to coordinate an exhibition of CVAD students this spring at the Dallas Contemporary.

Exhibitions

See our Announcements on the CVAD homepage for upcoming shows and visit the UNTArtGalleries page for information on shows in the Main Gallery, the Lightwell, the North Gallery, and the Cora Stafford Gallery. Join us at the receptions. The UNT Art Galleries will expand their operations to Dallas this fall with the opening of UNT Artspace Dallas in November, so watch for show announcements and opening dates!  We are very excited about this new window on CVAD in Dallas.

 

Art in Public Places Program and the UNT Artist Registry

Three years ago, UNT initiated the Art in Public Places Program for the Denton campus.  Last fall, we unveiled artworks purchased for the Kristin Farmer Autism Center and this summer new works for the Willis Library and Sage Hall. A  sculpture by CVAD alum Matt Anzak was installed in the Business Leadership Building this fall. Funds are reserved for future projects in Discovery Hall and Bruce Hall, the Greek Life Center, and other bildings on campus. Four major projects will be undertaken in the new Student Union.

In support of the Art in Public Places Program, we have created an Artist Registry.  Artworks for the Art in Public Places projects are primarily selected from the Artist Registry.. Take the ArtPath and watch the campus transform itself through art! 

 

Support CVAD

You can find out more information about the activities of our faculty, students, alumni, institutes, galleries, and departments on the CVAD webpages, by following CVAD on Facebook, by joining any of the CVAD groups and viewing the many student and department blogs, and by reading  Stories from the Avant-Garde, our monthly e-newsletter. We gratefully acknowledge the gifts and support of CVAD donors, without which we could not operate.  Along with scholarships and program support, in-kind gifts of furniture, equipment, materials, and services provide myriad ways for people to help our students.  We have opportunities for volunteers in our galleries and offices as well, so help us when you can as we continue to provide an excellent education for students and great resources for the community.

Please contact us to see how you can help CVAD and our students in our quests for excellence.  We are proud of their accomplishments and need your help to enhance their opportunities.  Visit the Support CVAD site on our home page and, if you can, contribute to our scholarships and operating endowments so that we can continue to help all of our students and community grow through art and design.

 Robert Milnes portrait 2014

 Robert Milnes, Dean

College of Visual Arts and Design 
University of North Texas
December 19, 2013            

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