past exhibition

Beyond Words: Book Illustrations by David M. Carroll, Tomie dePaola, and Beth Krommes

June 16–September 9, 2018

Beth Krommes, End papers for Swirl by Swirl: Spirals in Nature (Joyce Sidman, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), 2011, watercolor on scratchboard transfer, courtesy of the artist

This exhibition celebrates the work of three award-winning New Hampshire book illustrators: David Carroll, Tomie dePaola, and Beth Krommes. Original artwork from their most popular books will be shown alongside drawings illuminating their creative process.  Together with the published books, these drawings offer unique insights into how these beloved publications were produced. The exhibition explores the development of each artist’s signature style, as well as their wider art-making practice.


Check out interviews with all of the artists where they discuss their process and inspiration here.


Beyond Words: Book Illustrations by David M. Carroll, Tomie dePaola, and Beth Krommes is generously sponsored by The Bookery.


Caught Creating!

The Currier Museum of Art proudly supports the Manchester School District in its summer reading and learning initiative, “Booked for Summer.”  In conjunction with our illustration exhibition Beyond Words, on view through September 9, the Currier invites area youth to write and illustrate their own book.  Those who bring their finished books to the Currier’s front desk will be given a special prize!  Learn more.

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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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