Current Season


Monday–Thursday 12-6 p.m.

Friday–Saturday 1-5 p.m.

To make an appointment for class visits, please contact the Gallery Director, Carrie Cushman:

Find inspiration and let your imagination wander by attending one or more of over a dozen art exhibitions presented by the Hartford Art School each year.  From renowned visiting artists and retrospectives, to student and faculty shows, a variety of mediums and innovative expressions are on exhibit for all to experience.

The events listed below are open the public, as are the opening receptions for each show.

Minoo Emami: Under My Veil


September 21 – December 16, 2023 (Under My Veil)

September 21 – October 21, 2023 (Video Work & Body Quilt)

Joseloff Gallery & Silpe Gallery

Themes of resistance and resilience cut through the multidisciplinary work of Iranian artist Minoo Emami. The community is invited to visit Silpe Gallery on the following dates to engage in quilt making with the artist: Sept. 22, Sept. 23, Sept. 26, Sept. 30, Oct. 3, Oct. 11, Oct. 18, and Oct. 21.

Artist Talk: Thursday, September 21, 5–6 p.m. in Wilde Auditorium

Opening Reception: Thursday, September 21, 6–8 p.m. in the Joseloff Gallery

Body Quilt Performance and Burning: Saturday, November 11, 2 p.m.

First-Year Foundations

students’ work created during their first three months in the First-Year Foundations program

November 6 – December 2, 2023

Silpe Gallery

Join the Hartford Art School in celebrating a new cohort of talented thinkers and makers. This annual exhibition features students’ work created during their first three months in the First-Year Foundations program.

Opening Reception: Monday, November 6, 5–7 p.m.

HAS Holiday Sale

Clay and Print sale

December 8–16, 2023

Silpe Gallery

Your one-stop shop for holiday shopping and seasonal giving! HAS student clubs join forces for an annual exhibition and fundraiser that supports students, alumni, faculty, and friends.

Holiday Reception: Friday, December 8, 6–8 p.m.

Connecticut Scholastic Art Awards Exhibition

pop out art

January 16 – February 2, 2024 

Held in collaboration with the Connecticut Art Education Association, Inc., this juried exhibition recognizes the best student artwork from public, parochial, and private schools throughout Connecticut.  

Reception and Awards Ceremony: Sunday, January 28, 2–3:30 p.m. at Lincoln Theater 

Alexander A. Goldfarb Juried Student Exhibition

Alexander A. Goldfarb 22-23

January 25 – February 10, 2024

Joseloff Gallery

The annual Alexander A. Goldfarb Juried Student Exhibition invites all students at the University of Hartford to submit their best works to be selected for exhibition by an invited juror. Of the works chosen, two receive Purchase Prizes and enter the Goldfarb Memorial Collection, owned by the Hartford Art School and proudly displayed in public spaces throughout the University.

Juror: Andre Rochester, Program Manager at The 224 EcoSpace and Art Curator at UConn Health Center

Opening Reception and Awards Presentation: Thursday, January 25, 5–7 p.m.

The Georgette and Richard Koopman Distinguished Chair in the Visual Arts Exhibition: Jonathan Herrera Soto

Koopman Artist-in-Residence

February 22 – March 23, 2024

Joseloff Gallery

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 2023-24 academic year, the Printmaking Department is pleased to welcome Jonathan Herrera Soto, whose solo exhibition Twice the Legal Minute will explore the process of printmaking as an animate metaphor to discern the stakes of mistranslation, plausibility, and solitude. 

Opening Reception: Thursday, February 22, 5–7 p.m.

Koopman Artist Talk: Wednesday, March 20, 5-6:30 pm followed by Community Dinner

Community Showcase 2024

2024 Community Showcase

An Online Community College Student Exhibition

Through Summer 2024

The 2024 Community Showcase is a collaborative initiate between Hartford Art School and community colleges throughout the nation. Here, we highlight the incredible talent and passion demonstrated by the fifteen participating students studying the arts at six different community colleges, from three different states.

In-person awards ceremony and celebration: Thursday, March 21 from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m in the Joseloff Gallery


February 29 – March 23, 2024

Silpe Gallery

Explore work in a variety of media from the accomplished students and faculty of the University of Hartford’s architecture department.

Opening Reception: Thursday, February 29, 5–7 p.m.

BFA Thesis Exhibitions: Round 1

senior thesis 1

April 4 – April 16, 2024

Joseloff Gallery: Illustration 

Silpe Gallery: Photography / Printmaking

Reception: Saturday, April 6, 6–8 p.m.

BFA Thesis Exhibitions: Round 2

senior thesis 2

April 25 – May 7, 2024

Joseloff Gallery: Visual Communication Design

Silpe Gallery: Ceramics / Painting / Integrated Media Arts

Reception: Saturday, April 27, 6–8 p.m.