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"Hannibal" 2019Professor Donna Jewell, guest choreographer and actress with the Austrian based theater company Lawine Torren, took four dance students from UNM to perform on April 12 in the largest contemporary theater piece in the world, entitled Hannibal. The...
The future of film at UNM has a new name: Department of Film and Digital Arts slated for fall semester
The film landscape in New Mexico is changing, and cinematic course offerings at The University of New Mexico are changing right along with it. UNM’s Department of Cinematic Arts has been renamed the Department of Film and Digital Arts, and its curriculum has been...
UNM’s College of Fine Arts Dean's Office is pleased to announce once again the availability of travel grants to select CFA students. Launched in 2013, the CFA Dean’s Travel Grant Award program has been able to send over 200 students to study and perform around the...
Because It’s Time: Unraveling Race and Place in NM examines race and identity in New Mexico and is a space for artistic expression that grapples with the complexities of who we are, how we are understood, and how that impacts the way we live (or don’t) in a variety of places.
Their performance, Nueva Música de Nuevo México, will connect new music from New Mexico with an international audience, and bring selected John Donald Robb Field Recordings of historical New Mexican folk music back to Spain as part of the world premiere of a new composition.
University of New Mexico alumna Carol Payne banded together with her colleagues at Industrial Light & Magic to create Women in VFX, a series that highlights women working in visual effects for film and television.
His work is a celebration and study and being of Hózhó–Diné philosophy that encompasses beauty, balance, goodness, and harmony in all things physical, mental, and spiritual.
On April 27, the UNM Art Museum will open “Patrick Nagatani: A Survey of Early Photographs” in the Raymond Jonson Gallery. The photographs in the exhibition predate Nagatani’s move to New Mexico, highlighting the work he did as a graduate student and earlier, when Nagatani was a novice photographer.
The 2018 Linnell Festival of New Plays at UNM is the centerpiece of UNM’s award winning Dramatic Writing Program, led by Artistic Director, Gregory S Moss The University of New Mexico’s Department of Theatre and Dance is pleased to announce the world premieres...
The design, To Spread Happiness, features hummingbirds, which symbolize determination, flexibility, and adaptability. The hummingbirds flutter across a turquoise sky above the Sandia skyline outlined in rainbow stripes.
The UNM students have worked with the curators and staff at Vizcaya to propose and complete an interactive sculptural piece that responds to the theme of this year’s program: Overload.
In June 1987, a group of strangers in San Francisco gathered to remember the names and lives of their loved ones that they feared history would forget.
The Dean of UNM’s College of Fine Arts continues a fun, festive, and artistic holiday tradition by asking for submissions for two official Fine Arts New Year’s cards to be created by you, our wonderful UNM Fine Arts students!
Professor Ray Hernández-Durán and BFA Joanna Keane Lopez among those receiving project funding from the 516 ARTS partnered grant program
featuring over 250+ artists and performers, the 5th annual Arts Unexpected festival is a student-organized pop-up art festival which showcases the CFA’s talents.
Jami Porter Lara discusses the importance of the arts, her time at UNM, and how she uses a 2000-year-old ceramic process to connect the past and present in Border Crossing
Keith Lemmons has been teaching music here at UNM since 1984. Retiring this spring, the former UNM Teacher of the Year discusses a prodigious career in music, and his farewell UNM performance
Santa Fe native and UNM alum, Dana Tai Soon Burgess is a leading American choreographer, dancer, and cultural figure. He has been referred to as the “poet laureate of Washington dance”
Written and directed by Media Arts major Andy Kastelic, Secondhand Sunset will be screened at this year’s Cannes Film Festival
As Meow Wolf gains national attention and accolades, current and former Lobos say they are thankful to be a part of this unprecedented arts and entertainment experience.
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