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Museum of Art, University of New Hampshire

Paul Creative Arts Center , 30 Academic Way, Durham, NH 03824

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 the 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.

The Museum of Art presents eight to ten changing exhibitions yearly that cover a range of periods, styles, and media. Works from public and private collections throughout New England, as well as the Museum's permanent collection, provide the focus of important, widely acclaimed exhibitions.

Past exhibitions have included the etchings and engravings of Dürer and Rembrandt, contemporary work by New Hampshire artists, New England landscape painting, and nineteenth-century Japanese prints, among others. The Museum of Art has also produced a series of major exhibitions examining the artistic heritage of New Hampshire, focusing on the Isles of Shoals, the White Mountains, the art colonies of Cornish and Dublin, New Hampshire folk art, and the state's traditional arts made of wood.

The Museum of Art also regularly presents exhibitions of the University of New Hampshire's art faculty members, alumni, and graduate and undergraduate art students.

Our exhibitions and programs are supported in part by the Friends of the Museum of Art.