MANCHESTER, NH—October 13, 2017 – The Currier Museum of Art is pleased to have hosted the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services as they naturalized 51 new citizens during a special ceremony held today.


USCIS Manchester Field Office Director Andrea Rogers administered the Oath of Allegiance to America’s newest citizens. Alan Chong, director of the museum addressed participants in the moving event.


“Art depends on the free exchange of cultures and ideas,” stated Chong. “The Currier Museum is filled with beautiful works of art created by artists who immigrated to America from many lands. They brought their heritage and traditions to create new works. Indeed, many quintessentially American works were created by immigrants.”


The 51 new citizens originate from 26 countries: Bhutan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Burma, Canada, Chile, People’s Republic of China, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Georgia, Germany, Guinea, India, Iraq, Lebanon, Liberia, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Republic of Serbia, Romania, Russia, Ukraine, and Zimbabwe.


The candidates who participated in the ceremony reside in the following New Hampshire cities and towns:, Bedford, Bethlehem, Chichester, Claremont, Concord, Dover, Etna, Exeter, Hooksett, Hudson, Kingston, Lebanon, Manchester, Merrimack, Nashua, Newmarket, Portsmouth, Raymond, and Rochester.


About the Currier

The Currier Museum of Art is an internationally renowned art museum located in Manchester, N.H. The Currier features European and American paintings, decorative arts, photographs and sculpture, including works by Picasso, Monet, O’Keeffe, Wyeth and LeWitt with exhibitions, tours, and programs year-round.