Museum Exhibitions

Cooperative Extension Celebrates 100 Years

September 17, 2014

September 18 - December 12, 2014
A new University Museum exhibit celebrates the 100th year of UNH Cooperative Extension.

The exhibit, "Bringing the University to You: A Century of Service to the Granite State," will be on display at the University Museum in Dimond Library.

Reception:
Thursday, September 18, 4:00-6:00pm with refreshments - all are welcome.

Exhibit Hours:
Monday - Friday, 10:00am-4:00pm
Tuesday, 10:00am-8:00pm

Visit the University Museum page to learn more about current and past exhibits.

New museum exhibit features faculty drawings

April 10, 2014

The University Museum in Dimond Library presents its latest exhibition, The Art of Drawing: Works by UNH Studio Art Faculty. It runs from April 4 through June 14, 2014.

The art of drawing has always been considered a fundamental priority of the Studio Art Program at UNH. Guest curator, Craig Hood, says that he hopes this exhibition will give the university community and its visitors an opportunity to have a glimpse of a very basic component of what an art education means to faculty in the Department of Art and Art History.

For more information, visit the University Museum. The Museum is located on Level 1 in Dimond Library in Special Collections & Archives.

Celebrate Mardi Gras early with the new University Museum exhibition

January 17, 2014

Mardi Gras isn't until March 4th this year, but the University Museum welcomes you to celebrate early with its latest exhibition, The Beat on the Street: Second Lines, Mardi Gras Indians, and the Photography of Gary Samson.

This exhibition of photographs and folk art focuses on the Mardi Gras Indians of New Orleans. This working class, African American tradition is distinctively part of New Orleans’s parade culture, and more broadly related to black Carnival celebrations throughout the world.

The exhibit runs from February 10 through March 28, 2014 with its formal opening on Wednesday, February 12, 2014.

The opening includes the showing of the film, Bury the Hatchet, which traces the Mardi Gras Indian tradition through the eyes of three “big chiefs” or leaders of these Mardi Gras Indian gangs. The event will feature special guest Big Chief Alfred Doucette of the Flaming Arrows, who also appears in the documentary. He will answer questions about the film and this centuries old tradition in a discussion moderated by Professor Burt Feintuch of the UNH Center for the Humanities.

The film and discussion will take place from 3-5:00PM at the Memorial Union Building, Theater I. An opening reception will follow the program at the University Museum, Dimond Library, Room 101, 5:30-7:00PM.

The exhibit will feature Mardi Gras Indian suits and art work, as well as the photography of Gary Samson, chair of the Photography Department of the New Hampshire Institute of Art. The exhibit, film, and reception are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served at the reception.

The exhibition is underwritten, in part, by a grant from the New Hampshire Humanities Council.

Relaxing in a Madhouse, paintings by John Angelopoulos, poems by Charles Simic in Special Collections

October 3, 2013

“Relaxing in a Madhouse, Paintings by John Angelopoulos, Poems by Charles Simic” is now open in Milne Special Collection’s Dunleavy Reading Room. The display features 12 of Angelopoulos’ paintings inspired by the Pulitzer Prize winning poetry of Professor Emeritus and former U.S. Poet Laureate Charles Simic.

Born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, Simic is known for his surreal, metaphysical poems. His first collection “What the Grass Says” was published 1967. Since then, he has published more than 60 books.

Angelopoulos’ paintings for the exhibit were created based on his interpretation of selections from “The World Doesn’t End,” the collection that won Simic the Pulitzer Prize in 1990.

Special Collections is located on Level 1 in Dimond Library. The exhibit will be on display until October 26 and can be viewed Monday through Friday, 10 AM-4 PM and Saturday 12 PM-4 PM.

Second UNH staff art exhibition opens September 13

September 5, 2013

The University Museum in Dimond Library will host its second UNH staff art exhibition, "In the Company of Artists: An Exhibition of Art and Fine Crafts by UNH Staff."

The juried exhibit includes works by 48 faculty and staff in various media including photography, sculpture, painting, collage, and textiles.

An opening reception will take place Friday, September 13, from 4:00 - 6:00PM. All are invited to attend.

The exhibition will be on display from September 13 to December 13, 2013.

See the Museum hours. For more information call 862-1081 or visit www.library.unh.edu/museum.

Call for entry for art and fine crafts by UNH staff

May 20, 2013

The University Museum in Dimond Library announces its second campus-wide staff arts and fine crafts exhibition, September 13 – December 13, 2013. The exhibit will recognize our creative colleagues for work they do outside their day (or night) jobs at UNH. Original art and fine crafts in any media will be considered.

Eligible staff include all faculty (see exception) and staff, full and part-time, hourly and benefits eligible. The exception is studio arts faculty who have opportunities to exhibit their work in the UNH Museum of Art.

The small size of the University Museum restricts the number of works that can be exhibited. An anonymous jury will make selections using the blind jury process (applicants' names will be removed from the forms for the jury process). For those artists selected for participation, not more than one work will be included in the exhibition.

Applicants may submit up to two entries, must complete the Call for Entry form, and send a photo image of each entry to dale.valena@unh.edu.

All entry forms with photos must be received no later than the deadline of July 29, 2013. If you prefer, you can mail your form and photo to the University Museum, Dimond Library, 18 Library Way, Durham, NH 03824 by the July 29 deadline.

Thanks for your entry and good luck!

Herbert Ogden Waters exhibit now in Special Collections and Archives

May 9, 2013

UNH Special Collections and the University Museum present a hallway exhibit of the work of Herbert Odgen Waters. The exhibit includes seven prints from Special Collections and examples of the artist’s wood blocks, a loan from the UNH Museum of Art.

Herbert Ogden Waters was born in Shantou, China in 1903 and was the son of Baptist missionaries. Since 1933, except for a brief period of war service in a Providence shipyard, Herbert and his wife Bertha Waters made their home in New Hampshire. Waters lived in Warner, NH as an artist and art teacher from 1936 to 1941 in the Works Progress Administration's Federal Art Project. Later, he taught at the University of New Hampshire, at Holderness School in Plymouth, and at Alderson-Broaddus College in Phillipi, West Virginia.

Throughout a long career, Waters refined his printmaking techniques, especially in wood engraving, and explored the intimate and grand landscapes of New Hampshire from his home in Campton, NH.

The Herbert Ogden Waters exhibit will run through the summer.

Milne Special Collections/Archives/ University Museum is open Monday through Friday from 10am to 12pm and 1pm to 4pm during the summer. They are located on Level 1 in Dimond Library. For information call (603) 862-1081.

Announcing the fifth annual UNH Master of Fine Arts Invitational Exhibition

March 26, 2013

The fifth annual UNH Master of Fine Arts Invitational Exhibition at the UNH Museum will run from April 5 to May 9, 2013. In this unique display, UNH MFA students invite influential teachers, colleagues, family members, or friends to exhibit alongside them.

Please join us for an opening reception on Friday, April 5, 5 PM-7 PM. All are welcome.

The University Museum is located on the Level 1 of Dimond Library. Our hours are Monday through Friday, 10 AM-4 PM and Saturday 12 PM-4 PM.

Embellishments Exhibit Extended until March 22, 2013

December 19, 2012

The UNH Museum is extending its exhibit, Embellishments: Constructing Victorian Detail, until March 22, 2013 and is adding special evening hours and events!

Please join us for Thursday evening informal tours of Embellishments with guest curator Astrida Schaeffer, January 17, 5-7pm.

The Sewing Tree in Dover is co-sponsoring a 6-hour hands-on Victorian techniques class on February 17.

The University Museum is open from Monday through Friday, 10am to 4pm and Saturday, noon to 4pm. It is located in Milne Special Collections and Archives on Level 1 in Dimond Library.

The exhibition is sponsored by the University Museum, Blue Tree, and Fabric Place Basement and funded in part by the E. Ruth Buxton Stephenson Memorial Fund and the UNH Center for the Humanities.

Upcoming Exhibit: The Literary Horse comes to UNH

May 25, 2012

The Literary Horse is a unique exhibit touring libraries which pairs photos of horses and their riders with quotes from great pieces of literature.

Mark your calendars for this upcoming exhibition hosted by the University Museum and the UNH Therapeutic Riding Program. Programming is being planned with the Durham Public Library.

The exhibit will be held at the University Museum, Dimond Library, Level 1, June 1 through June 23.

Exhibit hours:
Monday-Friday: 10am-4pm (closed 12pm-1pm for lunch)
Saturdays, June 9, 16, 23: Open 10am-2pm

For more information, contact the University Museum at 603-862-1081.

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