About Visiting Artist/Activist Richard Haynes

Richard Haynes is a first-generation student who was encouraged by his middle school teacher to earn a BFA and continue on to obtain an MFA after he returned from his Air Force obligations during the Vietnam era.  As an adjunct professor, an ordained minister, and a renowned artist, Richard has inspired students to believe in themselves.  His work hangs in the permanent collection at the Currier Museum of Art, Schomburg Library, University of New Hampshire, Avery Art Institute, and the Bronx Museum of Arts.  He has three published works: “Regalia, Native American Dance”, “Portsmouth Unabridged: New Poems for an Old City”, and “The Great Shape Hunt.”

“Wise Men”


“At Last”


Richard is the recipient of the President’s Excellence through Diversity Staff Award and the Social Justice Award by the University of New Hampshire, Vision of Race Unity Award , Nominee for Educator of the Year Award, Best of New Hampshire/Renaissance Man, New Hampshire Magazine with a Citation from State of New Hampshire Governor Craig R. Benson, and  the 2003 Individual Artist Fellowship Award from the  New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, State of New Hampshire and the National Endowment for the Arts.  He is currently the Associate Director of Admissions for Diversity at the University of New Hampshire.

“I Have a Dream”



“Together We Stand”

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