past exhibition

A New Scheier Medium

On view through Sunday, August 13

a vertical tapestry hanging in black and white with two figures and one holding a plant

Edwin Scheier
American, 1910–2008
Adam and Eve, about 1970
wool with cotton foundation, 85 x 35 in. (216 x 89 cm)
Gift of George and Ruth Wald, 1997.13
© Edwin and Mary Scheier Archive, Currier Museum of Art.

Internationally known for their work in ceramics, Mary and Edwin Scheier’s artistic practice highlights the relationship between different cultures and the natural world.

In this new exhibition, A New Scheier Medium, curator Lorenzo Fusi connects their sculpture with their beautiful tapestry work through cartoon planning drawings. Based on weaving traditions from Oaxaca, these textiles speak to the Scheier’s love of Mexico and the troubling practice of cultural appropriation in art. Bringing drawings, textiles, and sculpture together, this exhibition sheds new light on the complexity of the Scheier’s body of work, telling critical stories about passion, artistic exploration, and the threads that connect us all.

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past exhibitions

Archived material on past exhibitions can be explored further here, and recent past exhibition catalogues are available through the museum shop.

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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