Exciting works by international and national artists await you at the Joseloff Gallery.
Art lovers throughout New England interact with artists and learn about their works through special programs throughout the year offered by the Hartford Art School galleries.
The Hartford Art School Galleries includes the Joseloff Gallery, the Donald and Linda Silpe Gallery, Kaman Print Study Center, and Art on Campus. These exhibition spaces inspire our community year-round, and engage with students daily through creative visual experiences.
Recent exhibitions have featured the works of Mark Dion, Marina Abramovic, Tracy Emin, Kelly Mark, Natalie Waldburger, and Keith Sonnier.
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2019-20 Exhibition Season
Faculty Exhibition | Sept. 5–27
The annual Faculty Exhibition features new works from the distinguished faculty of the Hartford Art School who teach art history, ceramics, drawing, foundation studies, illustration, integrated media arts, sculpture, painting, photography, printmaking, and visual communication design.
- Reception: Sept. 12, 4–6 p.m.
- Artist Talks: Sept. 19 & 25, noon–1 p.m.
Every Fiber of My Being | Oct. 10–Nov. 1
Featuring works by Bisa Butler, Jessica Campbell, Luis Flores, Nano Hernandez, and Preta Wolzak, this exhibition explores contemporary image-making that employs fibers as material. From Nano Hernandez’s embroidered portraits to Bisa Butler’s contemporary quilts, the material of fibers – thread, string, rope, fabrics – compete with traditional materials, such as oil paint or clay, as a more seductive and sensuous material to render bodies. The works presented in this exhibition exercise various techniques and methods to manipulate fibers in creating stunning and rich visual experiences.
- Reception: Oct. 10, 4–6 p.m., Joseloff Gallery
- Artist Talk with Jessica Campbell: Oct. 17, 2:30 p.m., Wilde Auditorium
Self-Immersed | Nov. 14–Dec. 13
Self-Immersed is an exhibition featuring immersive environments created by installation artist Meredith Monk, Tracey Snelling, and Karen Tam. In addition to the gallery exhibition, Meredith Monk will perform her latest work, Cellular Songs, in Millard Auditorium.
Viewers enter immersive installations as a way to experience the work of art through multi-sensory stimuli. Sight, touch, smell, hearing, and taste are all activated within these built environments as a conveyance to fantastical musings about love affairs, introspective engagement with our quotidian surroundings, or reflective critique of racialized spaces from the past. These spaces offer multivalent access to the artist's viewpoint, which considers the addition of the audience's presence as a way to activate and engage with the ideas shared within the space.
- Artist Talk: Nov. 14, 3–5 p.m., Wilde Auditorium
- Reception: Nov. 14, 5–7 p.m., Joseloff Gallery
- Performance: Nov. 14, 7:30 p.m., Millard Auditorium
Alexander A. Goldfarb Juried Student Exhibition | Jan. 30–Feb. 20
The annual Alexander A. Goldfarb Juried Student Exhibition invites all students of the University of Hartford to submit their best works to be selected by our invited juror. This exhibition and purchase prizes are funded in part by the Alexander A. Goldfarb Endowment Trust at HAS Endowment, Inc.
- Juror: Namulen Bayarsaihan, Director of Education, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
- Reception & Awards: Jan. 30, 2020, 4–6 p.m.
Koopman Distinguished Chair in the Visual Arts Exhibition | Feb. 27–March 27
The Georgette and Richard Koopman Distinguished Chair in the Visual Arts is an annual appointment for visiting teaching artists that rotates through each studio discipline at the Hartford Art School. For the 2019-20 academic year, it will reside in the Integrated Media Arts Department. The Koopman Chair and this exhibition are funded in part by an endowed fund held at HAS Endowment, Inc.
- Reception: March 5, 5–7 p.m.
- Artist Talk: March 5, 2:30–4 p.m.
- Koopman Dinner: March 5, 7–9 p.m.
The Joseloff Gallery presents contemporary art exhibitions in all media showcasing the work of internationally and nationally recognized artists and emerging artists.
Art enthusiasts from the greater Hartford region engage with artists, their work, and other visitors through the wide range of programs that the Joseloff Gallery provides throughout the year.
The Donald & Linda Silpe Gallery is a stimulating exhibition space that focuses on experimentation and exploration of new ideas in art making.
Students and Faculty benefit from the two classic white cube spaces of the Silpe Gallery to facilitate the realization of creative projects.
Kaman Print Study Center
The Helen S. Kaman Print Study Center houses more than 2,000 works on paper, including prints, drawings, photographs, and artist’s books in the Hartford Art School collection. The temperature- and humidity-controlled space was established through a gift from the Charles H. Kaman Charitable Foundation. The Kaman Print Study Center is open to everyone who is interested in works on paper and printmaking techniques. Come view the gems of the collection like the groundbreaking work of Bauhaus artist, Josef Albers, or the stunning photographic prints by Audrey Flack.
Art on Campus
Works of art from students, faculty, and in the art collection are exhibited in public spaces throughout the University, including the Russell House, Harrison Libraries, Allen Library, Fuller Hall and the Administration Building.
The Media Box
The Media Box is a small gallery located within the Hartford Art School which houses student shows, particularly video and multimedia works.
The projection window offers a place for students and faculty to showcase multimedia works and video from a central vantage point.