past exhibition

A Selection of Scholastic Art Award Winners

On view through April 14, 2024

Ella Benzekri (Grade 12) Nashua High School South
Shinrin-yoku, sculpture
American Vision Award

The Currier Museum is excited to exhibit fifteen select award-winning student works from New Hampshire’s regional Scholastic Art Awards. The artwork is currently on view in the museum’s Community Gallery.

Please note that there is a special reception on Saturday, March 16, from 3 to 5 pm.

The fifteen works on display were made by New Hampshire artists in grades 8 through 12, and chosen as award recipients from 2,423 submissions to the regional phase of the prestigious national Scholastic Art national program.

The fifteen student artists represent two distinct groups: First, the top ten award winners from Manchester sponsored by the Currier Museum; and second, the five prestigious, state-wide American Vision Award nominations.

The Currier is proud to recognize the artistic voices of these student artists by exhibiting their work in its Community Gallery for all museum visitors to view.

About the Scholastic Art Awards
The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, celebrating 101 years of supporting arts education, was established in 1923 by Maurice Robinson, founder of Scholastic Inc., the educational company supported by the grassroots efforts of 116 regional organizations.

The awards have grown into the largest and longest-running recognition program for young people in the United States. Alumni of the awards include some of the country’s leading artists and writers, including Andy Warhol, Truman Capote, Joyce Carol Oates, Sylvia Plath, Philip Pearl Stein, Paul Newman, Ken Burns, Zac Posen, and Richard Avedon.

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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