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.

Exeter art students are consistently recognized for excellence in the visual arts by the National Scholastic Art Awards, receiving Gold and Silver Keys at the annual ceremony at Carnegie Hall in New York City. 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.

ART + CITY + FOOD is a program funded by an Exeter alumnus that provides a fresh, urban experience for Exeter art students to explore art museums and investigate visual culture in an off-campus setting. 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.


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.

Art by Molly Bolan '15 and Carissa Chen '17 Selected for Prestigious National Showcase

September 15, 2015

Only 25 artworks chosen from across the nation.

“Super Studio”

May 11, 2015

Highly inventive works include fashion, 3-D design, painting, ceramics and photography. On view: May 14-June 7, 2015.

PEA Students Receive Prestigious 2015 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

April 4, 2015

Six national medalists; 60 pieces recognized at regional and national levels.

Ceramics Class Throws Its Weight Behind “Bring A Mug!” Sustainability Program

May 9, 2014

Students create ceramic mugs to help Grill's sustainability program

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