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The Department of Art and Art History provides an integrated studio and art history experience. Through the study of history, critical analysis, materials, techniques and contemporary art practices, we encourage you to construct meaning, understand multiple perspectives, employ differing academic disciplines and unravel the complexities of creativity. Our department is committed to fostering an education that inspires you to innovate, while honoring the traditions of the past and the techniques of the masters. Our alumni go into the workforce employing creative and critical thinking that ultimately manifests in a diverse scope of professional careers. From authors to teachers, designers to business owners, we are proud of the imaginative successes of our former students.

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Passings: Melvin J. Zabarsky

Passings: Melvin J. Zabarsky

Melvin Joel Zabarsky passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019....

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The Odyssey Project Celebrates Women in Art (The New Hampshire)

The Odyssey Project Celebrates Women in Art (The New Hampshire)

Collaboration around The Odyssey spurs original art...

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Democracy Now!

Democracy Now!

UNH and CCSNH collaborate to present democracy-based exhibition Oct. 17...

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Department News & Announcements

Ivo van der Graaff: "The Fortifications of Pompeii and Ancient Italy" - book review; https://www.strategypage.com/bookreviews/1876

Exhibitions

Kim Ferreira, BFA '02: Untold Tales, Feb 7 - Mar 1, Nahcotta Gallery, Portsmouth, NH>
John Jacobsmeyer, BFA '86: The Alligator Pit Recoded, Faculty sabbatical exhibition, Feb 27 - Mar 22, New York Academy of Art, NY, NY

  • Fine Arts Major
    A native of Dublin, N.H., Tejas Moses came to UNH because he wanted to maintain his relationships to people and places he had before college, while feeding his desire “for challenge and adventure and bliss.” Those and “a really good financial aid package” that included a prestigious Hamel...
    Fine Arts Major
    A native of Dublin, N.H., Tejas Moses came to UNH because he wanted to maintain his relationships to people and places he had before college, while feeding his desire “for challenge and adventure and bliss.” Those and “a really good financial aid package” that included a prestigious Hamel...
  • Studio Art Major | Art Instructor and Artist
    Describe what you are currently doing for work and how you got to this point. I teach art at Phillips Exeter Academy, where I have been an instructor in painting, printmaking and photography. I have been working there for almost 20 years. Prior to that, I worked at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston...
    Studio Art Major | Art Instructor and Artist
    Describe what you are currently doing for work and how you got to this point. I teach art at Phillips Exeter Academy, where I have been an instructor in painting, printmaking and photography. I have been working there for almost 20 years. Prior to that, I worked at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston...
  • Studio Art Major | Self-Employed Artist
    Matt's recent trip to Madagascar has inspired him to create artwork featuring the endangered radiated tortoise.
    Studio Art Major | Self-Employed Artist
    Matt's recent trip to Madagascar has inspired him to create artwork featuring the endangered radiated tortoise.
  • Art History and Geography Majors
    Megan Cooper has either attended or worked at sleepaway camps more summers of her life than not. These experiences instilled in her “a love for environments created for kids to be themselves, grow, explore, create, and gain confidence and independence.” Such a childhood can also produce the kind of...
    Art History and Geography Majors
    Megan Cooper has either attended or worked at sleepaway camps more summers of her life than not. These experiences instilled in her “a love for environments created for kids to be themselves, grow, explore, create, and gain confidence and independence.” Such a childhood can also produce the kind of...
  • Art and Business Self-Designed Major | Artist and Author
    My advisor and my favorite professor was John Hatch. He was one of UNH's greatest art professors. He was always very helpful and supportive of my self-designed major. It has been a career I have enjoyed all of my working life.
    Art and Business Self-Designed Major | Artist and Author
    My advisor and my favorite professor was John Hatch. He was one of UNH's greatest art professors. He was always very helpful and supportive of my self-designed major. It has been a career I have enjoyed all of my working life.
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