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.
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.
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 de Leon, whose recent work centers Mayan astronomical knowledge and cosmology.
January 26–February 11
Artwork by some of the University's most talented students will be on display for the annual Alexander A. Goldfarb Juried Student Exhibition in the Joseloff Gallery. This exhibition is a longstanding event at the university. In the late 1980’s, the Alexander A. Goldfarb Memorial Trust was created at the University of Hartford to honor the late Alexander Goldfarb and his dedication to the arts. This trust would fund the Juried Student Art Exhibition—as it was then called—to be held annually at the Joseloff Gallery.
Each year, the exhibition collaborates with a juror to help select the winners. Of the fifty-one works that were chosen for the show, two undergraduate students will receive purchase prizes in the amount of $1,000 each. This year's juror is Sam Adams, Ph.D., Ellen Johnson ’33 Assistant Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College.
The winning students’ artwork will become a part of the Goldfarb Memorial Collection, owned by the Hartford Art School and proudly displayed throughout the University public spaces.
The exhibition opens with a reception and awards presentation on Thursday, January 26, from 5 to 7 p.m. It runs in the Joseloff Gallery through February 11.
This exhibition and associated events are made possible by the Alexander A. Goldfarb Endowment fund held by the Hartford Art School Endowment, Inc.
Each year, the Joseloff gallery program presents a wide range of exhibitions and related programming. From traveling exhibitions of national and international significance to shows featuring the work of current students, faculty, and alumni, the gallery program strives to offer a dynamic schedule of interdisciplinary visual experiences.
Recent exhibitions have featured the works of Mark Dion, Marina Abramovic, Tracy Emin, Kelly Mark, Natalie Waldburger, and Keith Sonnier.