University Museum

Upcoming Exhibit

To the Ends of the Earth:
New Hampshire's Connection to Polar Exploration & Research

black and white image of sled dogs pulling sled across arctic landscape
Photo courtesy of Byrd Polar Archives, Ohio State University

January 25—March 31, 2018
The University of New Hampshire's two museums, the Museum of Art in the Paul Creative Arts Center and the UNH Museum in Dimond Library, are collaborating on two disparate exhibits about the Earth's polar regions. Evidence from early polar exploration up to the work of today's researchers will be interpreted from the perspective of explorers, scientists, historians, and artists. Stories and works of art which document the grave dangers and the stark beauty of Antarctica and the Arctic highlight these fragile areas that are a bellwether of this planet's future.

Opening Reception Schedule

  • 4-5 p.m., UNH Museum, Specials Collections, Dimond Library walk through of exhibition with Rob Stephenson, historian and collector whose collection is featured in the exhibition
  • 5-6 p.m., UNH Museum of Art presentation, Paul Arts auditorium, Art and Science discussion with artist Anna McKee and UNH science coordinator Mark Twickler
  • 6-8 p.m., UNH Museum of Art exhibition reception, UNH Museum in Dimond Library open, volunteers will help visitors navigate to and from both venues

A variety of related programming at both museums will be announced shortly.

Museum Location

The University Museum is located on Level 1 in Dimond Library in Special Collections & Archives.

Museum Hours

Monday through Friday 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday 12:00 PM to 7:00 PM (during regular semester hours)
Closed between exhibits
See the Hours page for regular Library hours and exceptions.

Previous Exhibit

Panels from the A Brilliant Life: The Musical Career of New Hampshire’s Amy Beach exhibit will be on tour throughout New Hampshire. See the tour schedule to catch the exhibit at a location near you!