Art for Vets

In collaboration with the Manchester Veteran Administration Medical Center (MVAMC), Art for Vets is able to provide access to the art and wellness experiences in our galleries and classrooms on a weekly basis, year-round.

We aim to serve our veteran and active service members by creating programs that align with the Whole Health philosophy of the MVAMC and promoting their individual wellness through creativity; building a sense of accomplishment; uncovering new insights about themselves and each other; sparking effective, fluid, and transparent communication; inspiring overall camaraderie and shared support among all involved. Meaningful and respectful dialogue, the pursuit of whole health, and the benefits of the creative process are the keystones of Art for Vets.

The Art for Vets program is for veterans, active military, and their immediate family members.

Veteran Creative Cohort

Connect socially through art-viewing, creative art explorations, and guided conversations in the galleries of the museum. The program emphasizes personal development, respite, relationship building, and mindful awareness. Offered virtually and in person.

Art for Vets (AfV) Studio Classes - these are studio classes specifically offered for AfV students. There is no limit and classes are free of charge.

Studio Art Tutorials

The Currier Museum provides virtual, small group art tutorials for veterans with teaching artists. Fields of study include drawing, painting, collage, and mixed media, sculpture, and ceramics. There are a limited number of spaces for each camp (2 – 3), therefore families must register early. A scholarship application submission is required.

Art for Vets Family Day

The Currier Museum of Art welcomes New Hampshire’s active military and veteran families on the third Saturday of every month from 11 am to 2 pm, for free admission* and a complimentary lunch ($15 limit per person). Returning in September, guests can enjoy a free drop in art activity in our studio spaces during Family Day.

Check-in with Guest Services and visit the Winter Garden Café anytime between 12pm – 2pm for your complimentary lunch and visit the galleries as well. Free admission is valid for veterans, active military, and their families.

Museum Admission
The Currier Museum of Art offers veterans, active-duty military, and their families or one guest free gallery admission at any time, not just during Art for Vets Family Days.

To learn more, contact or to reserve by phone, call 603.518.4946

Art for Vets is supported by Swim with a Mission