Museum of Art
People, Places and Things:
Recent Acquisitions 2014-2018
August 29 – October 20
Each year the collection committee meets to consider gifts and purchases of paintings, prints, drawings, photographs and sculpture. Over the past five years, the result has been the addition of hundreds of contemporary and historic works of art in a variety of media and styles presenting different points of view and artistic concerns to create a dynamic ever-changing collection.
Image credit: Wendy Red Star, Yakima or yakama, Not for me to say, 2015-16, three-color lithograph with chine-collé, archival pigment ink photograph, Edition 19 of 20, 24" x 40", Purchased through the Edmund G. Miller Art Collection Fund, Collection of the Museum of Art, UNH, 2018.12
Fahamu Pecou: DO or DIE: Affect, Ritual, Resistance
Meet the artist: Tuesday October 2, 5pm– 6pm
Featured Atlanta based artist, Dr. Fahamu Pecou leads an exhibition walk through, DO or DIE: Affect, Ritual, Resistance.
Fahamu Pecou is an Atlanta-based visual artist and scholar whose works combine observations on hip-hop, fine art, and popular culture. Pecou is profoundly involved in exploring the state of Black existence–life and death–in his work. Through performance, painting, drawing, music, and video, Pecou reframes our view, incorporating references from the West African Yoruba religion as well as Ifa rituals and integrates in his work both African cultural retentions found in hip-hop and the philosophy of Negritude. Through this, Pecou shapes a story that seeks to affirm life via an understanding of the balance between life and death.
Fahamu Pecou: DO or DIE: Affect, Ritual Resistance has been organized by the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston, in collaboration with the Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University. Supported by the Rines Art Exhibition Fund, Museum of Art, UNH
Image credit: Fahamu Pecou, the return, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 96" x 96", Courtesy of the artist
Four Decades of Printmaking
November 1 – December 16 (closed Nov. 21-24)
Reception, Thursday, November 1, 5 p.m.- 7 p.m.
Throughout his distinguished career as an artist and teacher, Scott Schnepf, who taught in the Department of Art and Art History from 1981 to 2015, has developed a rich body of prints exploring techniques and subjects. This exhibition celebrates nearly fourty years of printmaking including airy landscapes, intimate domestic interiors and his well-known densely layered still life arrangements that reveal an observant and imaginative master draughtsman.
Scott Schnepf, Truck, 2017, mezzo tint, 24" x 18"
The Artists Revealed: 2018 Studio Art Faculty Review
This exhibition of work by the artists who teach in the Department of Art and Art History reveals the breadth and range of the department’s studio art program with a special focus on the department’s newest instructor, Liese Zahabi, whose design work spans both digital and print.
Exhibiting artists include: Jennifer Moses, Sachiko Akiyama, Jason Bombaci, Jamie Bowman, Benjamin Cariens, Michael Cardinali, Bradley Castellanos, Brian Chu, Richard Fox, Grant Drumheller, Julee Holcombe, Don Williams, Leah Woods, and Liese Zahabi.
Image credit: Don Williams, Aleppo, 2017, stoneware, metal, ceramic shard, 13" x 18" x 12"
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.
September - May
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Saturday: 12 - 4 p.m.Closed Sunday
The museum is closed during the summer. During the academic year; University holidays, and during exhibition changes.
Administrative office hours (year-round) are Mon-Fri, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
The Museum of Art at the University of New Hampshire collects, preserves, and interprets works of art, serving as a visual arts resource and an educational catalyst for the University and Seacoast communities. The Museum of Art inspires life-long learning by offering experiences to engage with art through exhibitions, hands-on study, educational programs, and the creative process.