Art and Art History
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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.
The Senior Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition
HAS CLOSED, but you can still enjoy the show virtually
students create giant masks as part of
Prof. Akiyama's Introduction to Sculpture Class
Art history professor Patricia Emison publishes book on motion pictures and Renaissance art history
Congratulations to art history professor Patricia Emison on the completion of her latest book, Moving Pictures and Renaissance Art History, which is to be published on August 17, 2021 by Amsterdam University Press.
Professor Jennifer Moses retires after 32 years in the Department
It is with mixed emotions that we announce the retirement of Professor Jennifer Moses. Over the course of her 32 year careet at UNH, Prof. Moses was a teacher and mentor to countless number of students, and a trusted colleague and friend to fellow faculty members. We will miss her sense of humor, her enthusiasm and passion for teaching, and her selfless committment to the pedagogical mission of the Department. We wish her the very best in the years to come.
Woodworking professor Leah Woods spearheads Prison Outreach Program
Professor Leah Woods, along with colleagues Lynn Szymanski and Mary McLaughlin, is spearheding a new woodworking program in the NH Correctional Facility for women located in Concord. The initiative is part of the New Hampshire Furniture Masters prison outreach program.
Prof. Ivo van der Graaff publishes bibliography on the architecture of Pompeii
Assistant professor of art history Ivo van der Graaff has published Pompeii, Origins through Destruction, an annotated bibliography on the architectural development of the ancient Roman city of Pompeii. This monumental work, which focuses on primary sources and monographs, will be an invaluable resource for scholars in the field of Roman studies.