artist in residence

Margaret Kinkeade + Roberto Lugo

July 2021

Margaret Kinkeade & Roberto Lugo

While in residence in early July 2021, Margaret Kinkeade and Roberto Lugo held workshops with different communities in Manchester including new citizens and veterans. 


About the artists:

Margaret Kinkeade’s studio practice focuses on collections, community, and objects of the American craft tradition explored through handbuilt ceramic vessels and objects. Originally from Oklahoma, Margaret completed her undergraduate studies in printmaking at the University of Oklahoma and her graduate studies in ceramics at Penn State University. Margaret is a ceramic artist and educator who has made a home in Kansas City, Missouri. 

Roberto Lugo is a Philadelphia-based potter, social activist, spoken word poet, and educator. Calling himself the “ghetto potter,” Lugo creates ceramics that subvert traditional forms and techniques by reimagining them with a 21st-century street sensibility inspired by urban graffiti and hip-hop culture. Lugo holds a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute and an MFA from Pennsylvania State University. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Ceramics at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture. Roberto’s work was on view at the Currier Museum in the exhibition Roberto Lugo: Te traigo mi le lo lai – I bring you my joy (May 6 through September 26, 2021).


Images of Roberto:  Neal Santos courtesy of Wexler Gallery
Images of Margaret: Clarissa Peppers

artist in residence

Our Artist-in-Residence (AIR) program invites artists to live and work at the museum. While in residence, artists consider the collection and community, and refresh our perspectives on the role of the museum. The program is central to the Currier Museum’s mission of connecting our audiences with art and creative thinking, whether of the past or the future. We hope to learn from our visiting artists – and be surprised by their perspectives.

Artists working in all media participate in the AIR program, which has three main components: 1) an open call to support emerging artists making socially engaged art; 2) an invitational through which artists are selected to develop special projects, commissions, or exhibitions; and 3) artist-led, community-centered public art projects in the city of Nashua, NH.


Open Call for Artist in Residence Applications

Our annual open call is currently live from October 1 – December 1, 2022. Artists who share the museum’s goal of positively impacting communities through the transformative power of art are encouraged to apply to this residency.

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past exhibitions

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