John Baymore at River Bend Pottery

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Located in the heart of Manchester's Victory Park National Historic District, The New Hampshire Institute of Art celebrated it's 100th Anniversary in 1998. This notable achievement was a celebration for providing a century of service to students, artists, and the community.


The New Hampshire Institute of Art is a private, not-for-profit corporation founded in 1898 for the purpose of providing educational opportunities for a broad regional audience to learn about and experience the arts, as well as to develop programs that increase individuals understanding and appreciation for the arts and humanities.





The mission of the New Hampshire Institute of Art is three-fold: to provide a traditional Bachelor of Fine Arts degree program emphasizing the integration of creative, aesthetic, technical, and critical skills in artistic expression; to offer a continuing education program that serves the community in the visual arts; and to provide an ongoing series of public exhibitions and lectures that support the educational programs.



The New Hampshire Institute of Art is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.


Goals of the Institute's BFA Program