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Dean Muller to Depart CoA+A

Dr. Lee Gray, professor of architectural history, will serve as interim dean.
   January 19, 2023

Dean Brook Muller has announced he will depart the University effective June 30. Lee Gray, professor of architectural history, will become interim dean.  

"I would like to thank UNC Charlotte for giving me the opportunity to lead the College of Arts + Architecture,” Muller said. “I have learned so much from its magical constellation of...

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Faculty Receive ASC Cultural Vision and Artist Support Grants

Five current CoAA professors are among the grant recipients.
   December 15, 2022

Five current College of Arts + Architecture faculty members and one retired professor are among the recent recipients of grants from the local Arts & Science Council (ASC). Associate Professor of Dance Tamara Williams has received a 2023 Cultural Vision Grant; Professor of Art Maja Godlewska, Associate Professor of Dance Kim Jones, Professor of Art Lydia Thompson, Professor of Theatre...

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Emeritus Professor Creates Athletics Hall of Fame Art

Jamie Franki designed the award medals and rendered the portraits for the inaugural class.
   September 21, 2022

When the Charlotte 49ers Hall of Fame inducted its first class on September 9, we were most excited about the stunning portraits and award medals that retired illustration professor Jamie Franki created. 

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Rowe Galleries to Host MOCA London Show

"Nature Morte" explores the still life tradition through works by major contemporary artists.
   September 9, 2022

Rowe Galleries and the Department of Art & Art History are the first American hosts of a stunning exhibition developed by the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in London. Opening September 21, Nature Morte:  Contemporary Artists Reinvigorate the Still Life Tradition seeks to illustrate how leading artists of the 21st century have reinvigorated still life, a genre strongly...

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CoA+A Receives National Scholastics Award for Excellence

The College of Arts + Architecture received the 2022 Dick Robinson Award for Excellence in the Field
   June 13, 2022

The College of Arts + Architecture has received the 2022 Dick Robinson Award for Excellence in the Field as the Mid-Carolina Regional Art Affiliate of the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. The prestigious award is presented annually by the Alliance of Young Artists & Writers who manage the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards nationwide. The award recognizes an affiliate partner that...

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Department of Art & Art History Announces New Faculty

Three new faculty will join the department in the upcoming academic year.
   June 9, 2022

The Department of Art & Art History welcomes three new full-time faculty members in the upcoming academic year. Samira ShiriDevich will join the Department in August as Assistant Professor of Graphic Design - Motion Design. Lorraine Turi will join the Department in August as Lecturer in Digital Foundations/3D. Mallory Nanny will join the Department in January 2023 as Lecturer in Liberal...

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Mint Museum Series Features Work by Professor/Former Art Department Chair

Lydia Thompson: Travelers is the new Constellation CLT exhibition.
   May 11, 2022

Professor of Art Lydia Thompson, former chair of the Department of Art & Art History, is the new Constellation CLT artist at the Mint Museum of Art. Constellation CLT is a solo exhibition series that features work by local artists. The installations rotate three times per year. Lydia Thompson:...

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Memorial Recognizes Strength of Community After April 30

A sculpture designed by art professors Marek Ranis and Tom Schmidt stands in the Botanical Gardens.
   April 28, 2022

It’s quiet in the garden where the new memorial stands tall among the trees. Sometimes sunlight filters through the leaves to illuminate a message of hope.

You are strong enough. Always believe. We have each other.

“It’s such an environment of peace, of seeking silence,” says senior art major Vannah Mobley. “It invites you into the space.”

Mobley is one of 42...

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Student Wins Purchase Award in National Juried Exhibition

Asia Hanon’s print, “As I Am,” was selected for the McNeese State University collection.
   April 21, 2022

A work by art student Asia Hanon was selected for the 35th Annual McNeese National Works on Paper Exhibition and received the Lucy Brown Winfree Purchase Award as one of just seven pieces to be added to the McNeese State University permanent collection. The exhibition, which includes 70 works by artists from across the...

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CoA+A Announces 2022 Distinguished Alumni

The College of Arts + Architecture will honor five Distinguished Alumni on Friday, March 18
   February 3, 2022

The College of Arts + Architecture (CoA+A) will honor five Distinguished Alumni on Friday, March 18, in the eighth annual celebration of alumni achievement. The award ceremony will take place at 11:30 am in Robinson Hall for the Performing Arts and will be open to the public.

The Distinguished Alumni Awards were created by the College of Arts + Architecture in 2015 to recognize the...

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