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.

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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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Passing: David S. Andrew

Passing: David S. Andrew

Professor emeritus of art history and humanities passes away...

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Department News & Announcements

Full speed ahead for our new Design Program with the Design Lab opening in time for the fall semester. http://unhartsprojectspace.org/design/

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

Exhibitions

Sachiko Akiyama: Terra Incognita, Sept 6-Nov 1; Fried Family Gallery at Catamount Arts, St. Johnsbury, VT

Jamie Bowman: Human Figure, Sept 1-Nov 8; Hess Gallery at Pine Manor College, Chestnut Hill, MA

Rick Fox: Abstraction in Landscape, through Oct 7, Bertolon Gallery at Pingree School, South Hamilton, MA

Julee Holcombe: Main Street Revisited, Oct 5-Nov 10, George Marshall Store Gallery, York, ME

Don Williams: A Community of Potters, Invited New England Artists, Oct 5-Nov 10, George Marshall Store Gallery, York, ME

Leah Woods: domestic Matters: The Uncommon Apron, Aug 31-Nov 3, Peters Valley School of Craft, Layton, NJ

  • 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.
  • Art History and Italian Studies Majors | Graduate Student
    UNH was a place where I felt free to find what I was most passionate about. I also felt enormously supported by my professors, resident hall directors, bosses, and peers.
    Art History and Italian Studies Majors | Graduate Student
    UNH was a place where I felt free to find what I was most passionate about. I also felt enormously supported by my professors, resident hall directors, bosses, and peers.
  • Studio Art Major | Associate Professor of Design, University of Wisconsin-Stout
    In addition to teaching, Evensen recently exhibited in three university galleries: Analogy + Interaction at the Ewing Gallery for Art and Architecture at the University of Tennessee–Knoxville, Drawing Distinctions at the Furlong Gallery at UWisconsin–Stout, and Project Passion at Minnesota State...
    Studio Art Major | Associate Professor of Design, University of Wisconsin-Stout
    In addition to teaching, Evensen recently exhibited in three university galleries: Analogy + Interaction at the Ewing Gallery for Art and Architecture at the University of Tennessee–Knoxville, Drawing Distinctions at the Furlong Gallery at UWisconsin–Stout, and Project Passion at Minnesota State...
  • Fine Arts Major | Assistant Professor, Husson University
    Read more about Kathi's success using her Fine Arts degree on UNH Tales.
    Fine Arts Major | Assistant Professor, Husson University
    Read more about Kathi's success using her Fine Arts degree on UNH Tales.
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