Upcoming Exhibitions

Vanishing Act: Endangered Species Art plays a role in activating change
On view at the Silver Center
November 6 – December 15, 2017
Opening Reception November 16, 5:30-7pm

How can art bring awareness and change to environmental issues?

PSU’s Art and Environment First Year Seminar students explore the power of art to inspire activism. Students researched various endangered animal species and created an accompanying art installation. Keeping in mind that the exhibit as well as the artworks can bridge understanding and raise awareness, students worked with Museum of the White Mountains staff to design, plan, and install Vanishing Act.


Sources of Inspiration: Friends Family, Connections
On view at the MWM
November 7 – December 14, 2017
Opening Reception: November 7, 4-6pm

Relationships that resonate within faculty art practices

How does the human connection motivate and enrich art making? Conversations, relationships, and ideas shared in various ways become significant influences of inspiration within the artistic process. For this exhibit, we asked art faculty members to reflect on the relationships that have resonated with them and how they are reflected within their own work. Who inspires you? Sources of Inspiration shines a light on the current and exceptional art being made by PSU Art Faculty members


Forest to Forest: Bicknell’s Thrush
On view at the MWM
January 30 – February 21, 2018
Opening Reception: January 30, 5-7pm

A cluster project exhibit designed to increase awareness and conservation action for this bird and its habitat.

The Bicknell’s Thrush, a rare bird that breeds in the White Mountains inspired this multi-year, multiphase international cluster project and interdisciplinary exhibit. This exhibit examines issues like land management, deforestation, New Hampshire tourism, economic development, gender studies, and international environmental, social, and political impact. PSU students have been involved in the project, interacting with key partners, and developing effective conservation advocacy initiatives related to this special bird.


Jong-Yoon Kim: Light, Form, and Material
On view at the Silver Center
February 6 – March 1, 2018
Opening Reception: February 6, 5-7pm

Precision paper folding and practical design sculptures by PSU’s Jong-Yoon Kim

Jong-Yoon Kim takes his precision paper folding into the world of function. From paper to wood, PSU’s Jong-Yoon Kim creates impossible and compelling spaces in his practical and impractical sculptures, lighting the way to inspired design.


Annual Plymouth State University Student Juried Art Exhibit
On view at the MWM
February 27 – March 28, 2018
Opening Reception: February 27, 4-6pm

Celebrating all levels of student art making at PSU

Highlighting the strength, energy, passion, and technical skill of our PSU art students, this annual exhibition features the best efforts of students from all levels of art making. Through exploration and experimentation inside and outside the classroom, this exhibition includes a wide variety of media from drawing, painting, photography, and video to graphic design, sculpture, and mixed media.


Teaching Artist: Nurturing the Next Generation
On view at the Silver Center
March 6 – March 30, 2018
Opening Reception: March 11, 12-1pm

PSU student art teachers in training create displays of their students’ work

What does visual arts learning and teaching look like? Plymouth State University’s Art Education Teaching Interns work with their students teaching and learning about the visual arts, practices and the role they play in our world.  This exhibit illustrates the story of exploration and discovery in the art classroom for both student and teacher.  As part of their internship in teaching in area schools, these Teaching Interns present their developing art curriculum, students’ works, teaching practice and their growing personal studio practice.


PSU Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibit
On view at the MWM and the Silver Center 
April 10 – May 5, 2018
Opening Reception: April 10, 4-6pm

Capstone exhibits by BFA in Studio Art and BFA in Graphic Design students

The annual capstone exhibits by BFA in Studio Art and BFA in Graphic Design students features the work, passion, and educational journey by PSU senior students. Graphic Design students have been working all year, developing materials for their invented company concept and brand. Studio Art students have been creating a focused body of work in their areas of interest.


The People’s Forest: a Centennial Celebration of the White Mountain National Forest
On view at the MWM
May 16 – September 12, 2018
Opening Reception: May 16, 5-7pm

Telling the stories of the past, present, and future of this New Hampshire treasure

Years of advocacy, negotiation, collaboration, partnership and persistence make the White Mountain National Forest what it is today. The concept of stewardship lies in the heart of the creation and continued conservation of the Forest. This integral part of the regional landscape, clean water, and air, add significant value to the health and wellbeing of northern New England. The People’s Forest illustrates WMNF’s goals to protect and manage the land for future generations, encouraging the balance of human interaction and engagement within environmental conservation and preservation.