The Art Department at Exeter provides exciting, professional and rigorous studio experiences that explore a variety of art mediums in state-of-the-art studios in the Frederick R. Mayer Art Center.


Super Studio: The Annual Senior Show.

Studio courses emphasize a strong blend of technical skills and creative analysis that fosters teamwork, stylistic growth and visual communication. Cutting-edge technology and innovation are connected to traditional studio processes and techniques in sophisticated, contemporary practices. The Exeter Art Faculty is composed of practicing artists, each with a specialty in a particular discipline. This paradigm cultivates a creative environment where students make personal discoveries that are pivotal in their intellectual development. Student artwork is exhibited in various venues on campus, including the Phelps Academy Center, the Admissions Office, the Lamont Health & Wellness Center, the Dean of Faculty Office and the Office of the Principal. Each spring, the Senior Art Show celebrates the work of graduating Exonians in the Lamont Gallery.

The Michael Clark Rockefeller ’56 Memorial Visiting Artists Fund provides opportunities for Exeter art students to interact with significant contemporary artists and create unique works in a master class environment. Visiting artists offer engaging slide talks in the Jan P. Mayer Auditorium. The Special Projects Studio provides a workspace for visiting artists to create work and interact with art students, adjacent to the teaching studios.


Exonians Gain National Honors in Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

March 24, 2016

Alex Zhang awarded Gold Portfolio, the competition's top honor. Others receive medals for individual works.

Carissa Chen '17

March 15, 2016

Seeing others through an artist’s eyes.

“We All Bleed Red” Opens in the Academy Building

January 29, 2016

Opening reception: 8-9 p.m., Friday, Jan. 29. Reception will include student performances and a screening of The Phillips Exeter Screen Tests, a video by Callan Mallone ’15.

Screening of 'Ellis,' a Film Exploring Immigration and Memory

November 18, 2015

Film by Paris-born artist JR accompanied by creative works and performances by PEA students. Friday, Nov. 20, 7-8 p.m. Free and open to the public.

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