Lectures and Events

All lectures and events are free and open to the public. 

Events may be added or updated; please check. All images are examples of artists work and may or may not be in the exhibitions.

All receptions are 6:00-8:00 p.m. unless otherwise specified


Previous Events

"The Lesbian Gaze: Resisting Erasure" Clarity Haynes, Lecture: March 26th, 2019 at 6pm.

Cynthia Canejo: Poetic Responses to Social and Political Repression in Brazil by the Artist, Antonio Manuel
November 15, 1:10-2:00, in Highsmith 114 Alumni Hall

The Brazilian artist, Antonio Manuel, has responded to the repressions and massacres in Brazil during different periods in a poetic manner.  This presentation will include his artworks during the military dictatorship as well as a more recent response to the actions by the esquadrões da morte (“death squads” or groups of vigilante off-duty policemen) and an exhibition dedicated to the “discovery” of Brazil.

Full Schedule of Genocide Event:

S. Tucker Cooke Gallery

October 26—November 6, 2018: Lindsey Sigmon (BFA). Reception, Friday, October 2, 6-8:00 p.m.

November 9—November 15, 2018: Amelia Rosenberg (BFA). Reception, Friday, November 9, 6-8:00 p.m.

November 16—November 17, 2018: Holiday Art Sale (BFA). Friday, October 16, 4-7:00 p.m. and Saturday, November 17, 10:00 a.m—2:00 p.m. 

November 26—December 4, 2018: Sara Burton (BFA). Reception, Friday, November 26, 6-8:00 p.m.

December 7—December 15, 2018: Shawn Winebrenner (BFA). Reception, Friday, December 7, 6-8:00 p.m.

Blowers Gallery

November 19—December 3, 2018: Advanced Drawing/Painting Exhibition. Reception, Friday, November 30, 6-8:00 p.m.

December 7—December 15, 2018: BA Senior Group Exhibition. Reception, Friday, December 7, 6-8:00 p.m.

Owen Second Floor Gallery

December 7—December 15, 2018: BA Senior Group Exhibition, Reception, Friday, December 7, 6-8:00 p.m.

Commencement: December 14, 2018


October 3, 2018, Visiting Artist Matt Klos, Owen Hall 250, 6:00-7:00 p.m. 

October 22, 2018, 7:30 p.m. Visiting Artist Lecture Dr. David Moore, Rhoades Robinson 125, Artifacts from Fort San Juan and the Stories They Tell


---- Spring 2018

February 14, 2018, Visiting Artist Lecture by Hoss Haley, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Humanities Lecture Hall. Free and open to the public. Support provided by the Department of Art/Art History and the STEAM Studio

February 21, 2018. Visiting Scholar Lecture: Karen Britt. Believing is Seeing: Mosaics in Christian, Jewish and Muslim Religious Buildings. Karen Britt is Research Scholar and Lecturer in Art History, School of Art + Design, Western Carolina University (and Mosaic Specialist, Huqoq Excavation Project). 7:30 p.m. Humanities Lecture Hall. Sponsored by Departments of Art and Art History and Classics and the local chapter of Archaeology in America. Free and open to the public.

Deadline for the ​​UNCA Comic Book/Graphic Novel Competition is Friday,.

March 27, 2018. Visiting Artist Lecture. Gory (Rogelio Lopez), at 6:30 p.m. in RRO 125. [Read More]

April 20, 2018. ART and ARTH 2018-2019 Scholarship and Awards. 5:00 p.m. S. Tucker Cooke Gallery, Owen Hall.

April 26, 2018. Viewing award-winning film, Loving Vincent, followed by Q&A with alumna Kat Knutsen and one of the animators of the production, in Rhoades-Robinsin 125, beginning at 6:00 p.m. Kat will discuss her work in a lunchtime talk in Owen Hall 237, 12:00-1:00 p.m. Both of these events are free and open to the public. Kat will be working with students in groups as well as offering one-on-one critques to students--if interested in working with Kat, contact professor Suzanne Dittenber. [Read More]

April 27 - 28, 2018. Spring 2018 Art Sale in S. Tucker Cooke Gallery, located on the ground floor of Owen Hall. Visit the sale between 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Friday and between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Saturday. A wide variety of functional and decorative pottery, drawings, prints, paintings, photography, glass, and sculpture crafted by UNC Asheville students will be on sale with pieces beginning at $5. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Department of Art and Art History. The sale is open to the public. [Read More]

(Graduation is May 12, 2018.)