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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.

Exhibitions & Events


The Odyssey Project and Emily Mason: To Another Place 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

The Odyssey Project and Emily Mason: To Another Place 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM10:00 AM to 4:00 PM - Paul Creative Arts Center Museum of Art: The Odyssey Project: An Old Story for Modern Times Fifteen women artists, all members of a long-running book group, were inspired to create art in response to Emily Wilson’s remarkable new translation of The Odyssey; the first English translation by a woman. The artists explore in different styles and media, the characters and topics covered in Homer’s ancient poem: the meaning of home; the near impossibility of returning home; loyalty; families; migrants; war; poverty; identity; transformation. Emily Mason: To Another Place This exhibition traces the artistic arc of a career of a painter who encounters the world as a seamless aesthetic experience. Mason revels in the beauty of paint itself. She explores and exploits it materiality, pushing technique to the edge. She possesses a remarkable constancy of vision supported by an increasingly nuanced mastery of paint and form. Organized by the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center.Exhibitions are on view October 24 — December 14, 2019 MUSEUM HOURS: Mon–Wed and Fri 10am – 4pm Thu 10am – 6pmSat 12 – 4pmSunday Closed

Dan Mills: Human Topographies & Amy Stacey Curtis: Transfer 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Dan Mills: Human Topographies &  Amy Stacey Curtis: Transfer 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM10:00 AM to 4:00 PM - Paul Creative Arts Center Museum of Art: Dan Mills: Human Topographies Human Topographies presents a narrow slice of the artist’s wide-ranging and decades-long interest in history, exploration, and games and wordplay to investigate networks—networks of power, trade, and migration that underpin societies, nationally and globally. Mills makes luminous and layered paintings and collages about our shared human history utilizing maps and data to expose the legacies of imperialism: war, colonialism, and the forced displacement of people. Amy Stacey Curtis: Transfer The idea of shared authorship—that visitors complete a work of art through their own understanding—is an organizing principle in Amy Stacey Curtis’ conceptual art practice. Her minimal, yet ambitious, sculptures and installations are activated through audience participation. Visitors to Transfer and mirror IV are invited to touch, perpetuate, and resolve of the exhibit’s five unique works according to a prescribed set of Curtis’ instructions. Supported by the Winthrop L. Carter Gift FundMuseum is Closed March 16–20, 2020RECEPTION:Thursday, February 6, 2020, 5–7pm
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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.  University holidays, and during exhibition changes.

Administrative office hours (year-round)
Monday – Friday:  8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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The Collections

The Museum of Art of the University of New Hampshire maintains a permanent art collection intended for use in exhibitions, teaching, and research. Since it is in part a teaching collection, attention must be given to coordinating our acquisitions with academic needs. The major goal of the museum is to acquire works of art of the highest quality in accordance with the museum's Collection Guidelines. The Museum holds its collection in the public trust which obligates acting in accordance with the National Standards and Best Practices for U.S. Museums and The Code of Ethics for Museums from the American Alliance of Museums.

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