August 30 – October 15
Reception, Thursday, September 7, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
The thirteen contemporary artists in this exhibition accept the framework that masculinity is made, fashioned, and modified generation to generation. Selected works of art explore the artifice of masculinity through themes such as strength, desire, and intimacy while posing the question: What does it mean to be made masculine or to make one’s own masculinity?
Guest curator, Lisa Crossman, Ph.D., Curator, Fitchburg Art Museum.
Supported by the Valerie Wilcox England ’54 and Frederick J. England Fund.
Image credit: Caleb Cole, Cilice, 2017, vintage motorcycle jacket, vintage hanger, wire, dressmaking pins, 23” x 26”, Courtesy of Gallery Kayafas
Willie Cole: On-Site
Highlights from the body of work by contemporary African-American artist Willie Cole and features 13 artworks, a video, and includes an installation of a massive chandelier made of recycled water bottles. This traveling exhibition is organized by the David C. Driskell Center at the University of Maryland, College Park and is co-curated by the David C. Driskell Center’s Deputy Director, Dorit Yaron, and Executive Director, Professor Curlee R. Holton.
Image credit: Willie Cole, Loveseat, 2007, shoes, wood, pvc pipes, screws and staples, 39” x 65” x 43”
October 26 – December 15 (closed Nov. 22-26)
Reception, Thursday, October 26, 6 p.m -8 p.m
This exhibition focuses attention on the recipients the prestigious Piscataqua Region Artist Advancement Grant awarded by the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. Celebrating its fifteenth year, the grant recognizes the contributions of working artists to the cultural life of the region by providing an annual financial award to promote the artistic growth of artists and crafts people. Supported by the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation.
Image credit: Carly Glovinski, Nature Library (The Forest), 2016, acrylic on wood, 8.5” x 11"
A Photographer’s Embrace: Stephen DiRado
Featuring a selections from the Worcester artist’s body of work and includes photographs, film, and projected images. Known for his humanistic outlook and photographic series, DiRado’s work evolved from straight photography of people and places to intimate, empathetic images made in collaboration with his subjects. This is the first museum exhibition devoted to the photographer’s thirty-five-year artistic career.
Image credit: Stephen DiRado, Bell Pond series: Butch, Natasha, Krissy and Tony, August 25th, 1983, silver gelatin print, 10" x 12.5"
Flextime: David Katz:
On view at 3S Artspace, 319 Vaughan St, Portsmouth, NH
October 14–November 1
Reception, Saturday, October 14, 6 p.m - 8 p.m
Sculptor and ceramicist David Katz exploits the properties of wet clay to create complex web-like installations that push and pull against architectural elements, constructed spaces, and scaffolding. As the clay dries, cracks develop, exposing the fragile nature of the structural systems. Curated by Kristina Durocher, Director, Museum of Art of the University of New Hampshire
Image credit: David Katz, Every Which Way, 2014, clay, 16' x 8' x 8'
Syndicates: Andrew Witkin (among others)
January 25 – March 31, 2018 (closed March 9 & 10-18)
Reception and panel conversation with artist Anna McKee and UNH researcher Mark Twicksler, Thursday, January 25, 5 p.m -8 p.m.
Boston-based artist Andrew Witkin’s studio practice involves aggregating, arranging, collecting and/or fabricating everyday ideas, images and objects to investigate systems and frameworks of information and their intellectual and psychological effects in the world. Syndicates includes text-based works, graphic elements, woven fabrics and collages of newspaper photographs that collectively blur the systematic with the haphazard in which meaning is layered and elusive.
Image credit: Andrew Witkin, Untitled, 2007–2017, newspaper clippings, shrink wrap, 12-ply museum board, frame, 24.13” x 31.75”
This exhibition presents sensory works of art created in response to the colors, shapes, sounds, and climate of both the Arctic and the Antarctica. The work, most of which is time- or sound-based, stand as metaphors for the regions themselves—monumental, breathtaking, fleeting—creating impressions of places that can only truly be experienced in person.
Image credit: Anna McKee, WAIS Reliquary: 68,000 Years, (detail), 2013-15, include silk, glass, glacier water, wood frame, 22’ x 14.5” x 9’
MFA Thesis Exhibition
April 13 – May 18
Reception, Friday, April 13, 6 p.m -8 p.m
This annual exhibition celebrates the achievements of the Bachelor of Arts and Master of Fine Arts degree candidates from the University’s Department of Art and Art History. Supported in part by the University’s Department of Art and Art History.
Senior BA & BFA Exhibition
This annual exhibition celebrates the achievements of the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts degree candidates from the University’s Department of Art and Art History.
Dale Rogers: Seasons & Cardinal
On View in the Mills Courtyard
Mills courtyard pops with energy this fall with the installation of sculptor Dale Rogers' Seasons, a stand of four stylized steel and fused-glass trees. Designed specifically for the Museum of Art and custom fabricated in his Haverhill, Massachusetts studio, each of the trees has a unique and vivid glass pattern representing one of the New England seasons. This installation is supported by FEDCO Charitable Foundation.
A second sculpture, Cardinal, is installed on the corner of Pettee Brooke Road and Main Street on campus.
Dale Rogers, Haverhill, MA
Wendy Klemperer: Restraint and Release
On View in the Mills Courtyard
Brooklyn-based artist Wendy Klemperer fashions arresting, realistic looking wildlife sculptures from welded scraps of steel—a material that conveys the raw, untamed quality of the animals she depicts. This two-year exhibition features Chain Hounds and Caribou (Ihumataq), which is located at the front of the Johnson Theatre, Paul Creative Arts Center. Wendy Klemperer: Restraint and Release will be on view in the Mills Courtyard through May 2015, and is provided with support from the FEDCO Charitable Foundation.