The Comiskey Art Center is the central space for Fine Arts on campus. In addition to a theater classroom, the center features painting, drawing, printmaking and ceramics studios, as well as office spaces and classrooms for graphic design, watercolor painting, and mixed media. The Center also contains a state-of-the-art Macintosh computer lab for graphic design, digital art, and computer music courses. In addition, there is a gallery space used for display of student class work, critiques and senior thesis exhibitions. The Comiskey Art Center is named in honor of Professor Edward J. Comiskey, who served as director of the Saint Anselm theater group, the Abbey Players, for 35 years.
Dana Center Alcove Galleries
Located in the Dana Center lobby. For current exhibition information, please visit our Facebook Page.
Alcove Gallery Hours
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and during show times.
Performance Space - Dana Center Music Facilities
Students have access to 8 individual practice rooms in the Dana Center, each equipped a new Yamaha upright piano. Each of the classrooms has a grand piano: one new Yamaha grand piano and a Steinway grand piano. The piano lab contains 15 electronic pianos. An electronic pedal organ is also available for students to practice on.
The music recording studio is outfitted with two computer stations, one running Pro Tools and the other running Finale. (Both Finale and Sibelius are available in the music lab in South Alumni Hall.)
LLC Galleries - In The Living Learning Commons
The Living Learning Commons, Saint Anselm College's newest residence hall, continues the innovative blending of living and learning through new exhibition spaces which incorporate six museum-quality art cases installed on all three floors.
These new galleries provide additional exhibition space to showcase fine arts student, faculty and outside professional artists works, while also making art accessible to students 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Additional workshops, programs, and future exhibitions hosted in the LLC integrate art into everyday campus life, give students an audience, and make art education available to the entire college community. For current exhibition information, please visit our Facebook Page.
LLC Gallery Hours
Open to the public 7 days a week, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
South Alumni Hall
Fine Arts spaces in Alumni hall include faculty offices, a music lab, a photography classroom and darkroom, and an art gallery.
The Fine Arts and Education Departments at Saint Anselm College offer programs of study in Secondary Education, preparing teachers in Art and Music. Secondary teacher candidates major in Secondary Education and double major in Fine Arts, emphasizing study in Studio Art or Music. They complete Core Curriculum requirements, Secondary Education courses, and Studio Art or Music courses. For more information about art education, speak to professors Katherine Bentz or Sean Parr about music education.
Music lessons and performance courses are a foundational part of the degree requirements for Fine Arts students emphasizing in Music at Saint Anselm. Students pursuing a Minor in Music are also encouraged to take music lessons, but lessons and performance courses are open to all Saint Anselm students, at all levels.
We offer lessons numerous instruments: clarinet, flute, guitar, oboe, organ, percussion, piano, saxophone, violin, and voice. Students may participate in the Saint Anselm College Choir for academic credit, or take one of the Chamber music ensemble courses we offer.
For information about taking music lessons for credit, contact Professor Sean Parr.
Saint Anselm Fine Arts Majors may pursue an internship for academic credit or for professional development in preparation for a future job and career. The Career Development Center will help students find internships, or students work directly with faculty for internship placement. Recent student internships have included: The Philadelphia Museum of Art; The Cleveland Museum of Art; The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; The Currier Museum of Art, Manchester; The Chapel Art Center at Saint Anselm College; Saint Anselm College Communications and Marketing; The Palace Theater in Manchester, NH; a music production company in Portsmouth, NH; and local graphic design firms and businesses.