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Silpe Gallery

Silpe Gallery

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 to facilitate the realization of creative projects.

Throughout the year, the Silpe Gallery presents comprehensive group shows such as Freshman Foundation and Senior Show, and collaborative projects with community organizations. In 2016, the Silpe Gallery presented Community, in collaboration with Connecticut Community Colleges, and Scholastics, a joint project with the Connecticut Art Education Association.

International artist and Hartford Art School alumnus, Mark Dion, premiered his latest print project, created in the HAS printmaking studios, as part of the exhibition, Mark Dion: Print Re/View, the most comprehensive exhibition of Dion's prints. Other alumni return to campus as professional artists during the Alumni Invitational exhibitions.



Monday to Friday 9 am to 4 pm

Saturday 12-5 pm

or by appointment. Class visits are encouraged.

2018-19 Exhibitions

Gallery 1 - Pele Prints featuring Gina Alvarez, Laura Berman, Sarah Hinckley, Carly Kurka, Alicia LaChance, Grant Miller, Xochi Solis, and Ken Wood.

Gallery 2 - Antonio Martorell

Exhibition: September 20 to October 14

Reception: Saturday, September 22, 4-6 pm

National Portfolio Day

Portfolio Day: October 20

Freshman Foundation

Exhibition: November 3-21

Reception: Tuesday, November 13, 5-7 pm

Clay Sale

Exhibition: December 3-9

Reception: December 1, 5-7 pm

Equators: Tnmot Aztro

Performances: December 14-15

Reception: December 15, immediately after the last performance

Connecticut Scholastic Art Awards Exhibition

In collaboration with the Connecticut Art Education Association Inc.

Judging: January 3-4, 2019

Drop-off: January 9-10

Install: January 12

Exhibition: January 14- February 1

Awards and Reception: Sunday, January 27, 19, 2-3:30 pm, Lincoln Theater

De-install/Pick-up: February 2-6


Submission deadline: January 25

Drop-off: February 7-9

Install: February 11-13

Exhibition: February 14–28, 2019

Awards Reception: Thursday, February 14, 2019, 5-7 p.m.

De-install/Pick-up: March 1-2, 11 am – 2 pm

Jackie McLean Fellowship Project

Reading Room: Urgent Pedagogies

Exhibition: March 4-14


Print Club Show and Sale

Exhibition/Sale: March 25-31



Senior Thesis Exhibition 1 (Joseloff - Painting; Silpe - Photo and Interdisciplinary)

Install: April 2-3

Exhibition: April 4-14

Reception: April 6, 5-7 pm

De-install: April 15

Senior Thesis Exhibition 2 (Joseloff - Illustration; Silpe - VCD; Blackbox - IMA)

Install: April 15-17

Exhibition: April 18-28, 2019

Reception: April 27, 5-7 pm

De-install: April 29

Senior Thesis Exhibition 3 (Joseloff - Ceramic and Printmaking; Silpe - Sculpture)

Install: April 29-May 1

Exhibition: May 2-12, 2019

Reception: May 4, 5-7 pm

De-install: May 13


On View NOW

BFA Thesis Show

April 4 to May 12.

For more information, please refer to the gallery schedule.