Fabricating Modernism: Prints from the School of Paris
On view through January 7, 2024
The artworks in this exhibition constitute a small portion of an extensive collection of prints committed to the Currier Museum of Art. Most of these prints are dated from after World War II and created by artists working in the United States and Paris.
Given the vast breadth of the collection, we have selected objects illustrating the collector’s passion for artists working in his beloved Paris, such as Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró, Marc Chagall, Sonia Delaunay, and Georges Rouault.
We are delighted to share with our community this initial selection of works, introducing them to this important and previously unseen private collection.
The School of Paris
The School of Paris (French: École de Paris) refers to the French and émigré artists who worked in Paris in the first half of the 20th century. Considered by many as the cultural capital of Europe, Paris was also one of the first global cities.
Its multicultural and polyglot art community included many Americans, like artists Gertrude Stein, Sam Francis, Al Held, and Joan Mitchell, along with writers James Baldwin and Ernest Hemingway, to name a few.
Support by Tamar Krichevsky and Mike Rosen.
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.