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.