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.

There is sure to be something for everyone at the Joseloff Gallery and the Donald and Linda Silpe Gallery. The events listed below are open to both our on- and off-campus community.

Joseloff Gallery


Alexander A. Goldfarb clay pot display

The Alexander A. Goldfarb Juried Student Exhibition

January 26–February 11, 2023

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. This year’s invited juror is Sam Adams, Ellen Johnson '33 Assistant Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Allen Memorial Art Museum at Oberlin College.

Whitney Artist-in-Residence Exhibition: Chiraag Bhakta

Whitney Artist-in-Residence Exhibition: Chiraag Bhakta

February 23–March 25, 2023

This exhibition celebrates the inaugural Whitney Artist-in-Residence at the Hartford Art School, Chiraag Bhakta (HAS, ‘99). An artist and designer whose practice is based in archival research, storytelling and collaboration in a variety of media, Bhakta’s diverse body of work unveils the history, legacies, and ongoing impact of western imperialism in our everyday lives.

senior thesis 1 - clay ornament

BFA Thesis Exhibition

Exhibition 1: Ceramics / Sculpture / Media Arts / Painting
April 6–18, 2023

Exhibition 2: Photography / Printmaking
April 27–May 9, 2023

MFA Illustration - gallery of work

MFA Thesis Exhibition

Exhibit 1: Illustration
July 11–July 21, 2023

Exhibit 2: Photography
August 7–August 12, 2023


Komatsu Hiroko monochrome award-winning Japanese photographer

Komatsu Hiroko: Second Decade

October 27–December 10, 2022

Enter a world of monochrome in this exhibition of recent work by the award-winning Japanese photographer, Komatsu Hiroko (b. 1969). The artist’s first large-scale exhibition in the U.S. will include an immersive photographic installation alongside artist books, photograms, and work on film. Uniting these disparate works is an unparalleled attention to materiality that probes the origins of photography, its relationship to language and knowledge production.

faculty painting

HAS Faculty Exhibition: Finishing Touches

September 1–October 8, 2022

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. In this year’s iteration, Finishing Touches, the faculty reflect on how they know when a work of art is complete.

Donald and Linda Silpe Gallery


pop out art

Connecticut Scholastic Art Awards Exhibition

January 17–February 3, 2023

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.

full body art replicas

Community Show

February 9–February 15, 2023

This exhibition and scholarship competition features student work from the region’s community colleges.

wall art

The Georgette and Richard Koopman Distinguished Chair in the Visual Arts Exhibition: Genevieve DeLeon

February 23–March 25, 2023

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 2022-23 academic year, the Painting Department is pleased to welcome Genevieve DeLeon, whose recent work centers Mayan astronomical knowledge and cosmology.

BFA exhibit visitor viewership

BFA Thesis Exhibition

Exhibition 1: Visual Communication Design 
April 6–April 18, 2023

Exhibition 2: Illustration
April 27–May 9, 2023


Clay and Print sale

Clay/Print Sale

December 2–10, 2022 

Your one-stop shop for holiday shopping and seasonal giving! This year the Clay and Print Clubs join forces for the return of an annual exhibition/fundraiser that supports the students, alumni, faculty, and friends of the Ceramics and Printmaking Departments. Funds raised assist with the costs associated with sending students to the National Ceramics Conference (NCECA) and the National Printmaking Conference.

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

First-Year Foundations

November 3–November 17, 2022

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.

Staff print

HAS Staff Exhibition: Where to Begin

September 1–October 15, 2022

It should come as no surprise that most of the Hartford Art School Staff are also practicing artists. From printmaking to sculpture to textiles, this exhibition highlights the diverse creative talents of the HAS Staff, many of whom were trained here at the University of Hartford. In Where to Begin, the Staff reflect on how they translate a new idea into a work of art.