The Gallery supports and presents Division III exhibitions each Fall and Spring semester.

From mid-November to mid-December and from mid-March to May each year, artists in their final semester at Hampshire experiment with form and conceptual propositions in a series of small group exhibitions.

This MFA-style program is a supportive and rigorous experience for undergraduate students, providing a foundation in curatorial and professional practice for artists. The Gallery Director currently mentors students in this program.

Who exhibits Div III work in the Gallery?

A Div III Exhibition in the Hampshire College Art Gallery is ideal for Arts or Arts-adjacent students who want to build their artistic professional practice and curatorial skills and whose work would benefit from a strongly visual form of public dissemination and display. The Gallery is a flexible, professional space that can accommodate a wide range of mediums. 

Students who want to exhibit their work will devote significant time to developing and curating their shows. This rich and intensive process requires planning, deep intentionality, and cultivating valuable new skills.

The Div III Exhibition Program is less suited to students exclusively focused on studio practice or needing more time to devote to their exhibitions. Students who prefer to focus solely on their studio/production work would be better suited to display their work in a less formal space.  

The necessity of a Gallery presentation should connect to the content and conceptual framework of a student’s creative practice. When evaluating when a gallery presentation is appropriate, we consider whether installation in the gallery, engaging in curatorial decision-making and display process, and interaction with visitors are integral aspects of the student’s work. Div III gallery exhibition preference is given to studio arts and film/photo students as this process often forms a large part of their formal evaluation.

How we organize Division III Exhibitions

Each exhibition includes at least 3 students, and students choose their exhibition partners and format. Each exhibition slot lasts 4-5 days, including 

  • Day 1Installation takes place over 1 day.
    • Students must plan and time out their installation process so the gallery can open on time the following day.
  • Days 2-3 – Exhibition on-view.
    • Students coordinate an opening reception, and during the time on-view, students will meet with their Div III committees in the gallery.
  • Day 4Deinstallation takes place over 1 day.
    • Deinstall must be completed by 4 pm on the final day of the exhibition slot, so our repair team can come in after to reset the galleries.

At the Gallery staff’s discretion, the exhibition time on view might be extended by a day or two. We cannot shift Div III exhibition dates once the schedule is set.

Important Resources

  • The Gallery Handbook – This guide, now in its third edition, is a helpful aid in planning and installing Division III exhibitions and details Gallery rules, regulations, community expectations, and available resources.
  • SketchUp Model
    • You can download our Gallery 3-d model to experiment with and mockup works with. The model has an accuracy tolerance of +/- 3 inches.
    • Did you know that you can use SketchUp’s free in-browser tool? Learn more here, download the model, and then upload to the browser tool.
  • Matterport Scan
    • View the 3-d scan of our gallery, which you can explore to review gallery conditions. You can also use the scan to take approximate measurements or explore with a VR headset.

 

Upcoming Division III Exhibitions

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Spring 2024 Division III Exhibitions

Each year, artists in their final semester at Hampshire experiment with form and conceptual propositions in a series of small group exhibitions. In April and May of 2024, the Hampshire College Art Gallery will present a series of five group exhibitions: Friday, April 5—Sunday, April 7 Reception on Friday, April 5, from 5-7 PM Ingrid […]

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Past Division III Exhibitions

FALL 2023 DIVISION III EXHIBITION VIC FERREIRA SARDINHA AND YAHUI LIU NOVEMBER THIRTIETH THROUGH DECEMBER SIXTH

Fall 2023 Division III Exhibitions

Vic Ferreira Sardina and Yahui Liu | Fall 2023 Division III Exhibition November 30—December 6, 2023 The Hampshire College Art Gallery is pleased to announce that Vic Ferreira Sardinha and Yahui Liu will present an exhibition of their Division III work in the first week of December. The exhibition, featuring the installations 37.7167° N, 25.4210° W […]

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Spring 2023 Division III Exhibitions

The Gallery is pleased to present Hampshire College’s Spring 2023 Division III exhibitions: April 17–19: Kip Culman, Liam Schumm April 22–25: Haley Aronov, Crescent Malavet, Lars Wahlsten April 28–May 1: Caleb Feinstein, Amblashia Harp

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Of Lobsters and Men: boat image for Div III

Dmitry Pepper : Of Lobster and Men

Project Statement  Of Lobster and Men is an immersive series of photographs featuring the Maine Lobster Industry.  This series is presented in a video slideshow accompanied by a seascape soundtrack reflecting the acoustic environment of various Maine harbors and working lobstermen.  This industry brings in close to half a billion dollars to the Maine economy, […]

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Spring 2020 Div III Online Exhibitions

Artists in their final semester at Hampshire are displaying their work online this Spring, due to Covid-19 related Gallery closures. Check back often, as new projects will be added periodically!

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Making Art Making Space: An Interdisciplinary Art Festival

MARCH 9th – 13th, 2020 Making Art Making Space is an interdisciplinary art festival facilitating connections on campus by using the arts as a catalyst for community building and collective learning. See the schedule of art making workshops and performances below, and if you cannot make it to one of these events come into the […]

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Devision III Thesis Exhibitions Fall 2019 Poster.

Fall 2019 Div III Thesis Exhibitions

NOVEMBER 19 & 20: Reid Temple Max Nemhauser Yasmina Mattison-Sudan Reception: November 19 | 7 – 9 PM NOVEMBER 23 & 24: Anton Kaplan Brooke A. Wallis Reception: November 23 | 6 – 8 PM DECEMBER 3 & 4: Ran Yan Mairin Faye Emerson Cameron Prata Reception: December 3 | 6 – 9 PM DECEMBER […]

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Div III Spring 2019

Image: Works by Natalie Wong, Div III 2017 Artists in their final semester at Hampshire experiment with form and conceptual propositions in a series of small group shows. March 27 & 28: Aaron Wald | Handbuilt Guitars Mario Serrano Vee Tineo Reception: March 27, 4:30-6:30pm with live music March 31 & April 1: A Collection: […]

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Div III Fall 2018

Artists in their final semester at Hampshire experiment with form and conceptual propositions in a series of solo and group shows. November 17-19 Carmen Iris Figueroa, Fragments of Belonging Reception: Saturday November 17, 6pm November 28-30 Sydney Kleinrock, Worn: An Examination of the Threads between our Clothing and the Environment Reception: Friday November 30, 6-9pm December 3-4 […]

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Div III Spring 2018

March 23 – May 19, 2018 Artists in their final semester at Hampshire experiment with form and conceptual propositions in a series of solo and group shows. March 23 – March 26:  Annie Tate Cockrum, Haptic Wanderings Justin Emmanuel, Afrofuturism 3.0: The Celestial Beings Natalia Callaghan, I’m Coming Home Reception: Friday March 23, 7-10 pm […]

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Div III Fall 2017

November 19 – December 12, 2017 Artists in their final semester at Hampshire experiment with form and conceptual propositions in a series of solo and group shows. Sunday 19 – Wednesday 22 November: Sergei Merzeevski, Faces of Prehistory Reception: Monday November 20, 6.30-9pm Monday 27 – Thursday 30 November Mike Rachman, reconstituted climbing Robert Baskett, […]

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Div III Spring 2017

Spring 2017

Artists in their final semester at Hampshire experiment with form and conceptual propositions in a series of solo and group shows. Stay tuned for a full calendar.

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Div III Fall 2016

November 28—December 12

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Div III Spring 2016

March 27—April 30, 2016

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