past exhibition

Monet: Pathways to Impressionism

July 1, 2017–November 13, 2017

an impressionist landscape of a bridge crossing a river to a village in the background

Claude Monet
French, 1840–1926
The Bridge at Bougival, 1869
oil on canvas, 25 3/4 x 36 3/8 in. (65 x 92 cm)
Currier Funds, 1949.1

One of the Currier’s most beloved paintings, Claude Monet’s The Bridge at Bougival (1869), is recognized as one of only a handful of early pictures that foreshadow Monet’s development of impressionism. For the first time, The Bridge at Bougival will be on view with three other Monet masterpieces, each representing a milestone in the artist’s career, including the Kimbell Art Museum’s stunning 3′ x 5′ canvas, La Pointe de la Hève at Low Tide (1865), the painting that launched Monet’s career at the 1865 Paris Salon.


The MFA Boston’s Cap Martin (1884) is masterful in its rendering of the play of light across the Maritime Alps and the sandy and rocky foreground, and Charing Cross Bridge (1900) is a departure from Monet’s fully mature impressionist works, evoking the mood of place without relying on dramatic effects.

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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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