past exhibition

Mount Washington: The Crown of New England

October 1, 2016–January 16, 2017

a landscape with a sparsely forested field in the foreground and mountains in the background

Albert Bierstadt
American, 1830–1902
Moat Mountain, Intervale, New Hampshire, about 1862
oil on paper mounted on canvas, 19 1/8 x 26 1/8 in. (49 x 66 cm)
Currier Funds, 1947.3

Mount Washington: The Crown of New England is the first museum exhibition devoted entirely to art featuring the Mount Washington region. The exhibition features major paintings by Hudson River School artists, including Albert Bierstadt, Thomas Cole, Jasper Francis Cropsey, John Frederick Kensett and David Johnson, as well as acclaimed painters such as Winslow Homer and George Inness.


Paintings, prints, vintage photographs and illustrated guidebooks from the late 1820s through the 1870s document the artistic and historical context in which New Hampshire’s most iconic scenic landmark became a national and international symbol of the American landscape, a center for scientific study and one of the country’s most popular tourist destinations.


This exhibition has been developed in collaboration with the Mount Washington Observatory, North Conway, New Hampshire, a nonprofit educational institution dedicated to documentation, research and education pertaining to the natural history and human heritage of Mount Washington.


Exhibition Content:

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Object labels and text panels

Family guide


This exhibition is supported by the Henry Melville Fuller Exhibition Fund, the Kimon S. & Anne C. Zachos Exhibition Fund, the Robert & Dorothy Goldberg Charitable Foundation, the Mt. Washington Auto Road, Skinner Auctioneers and Appraisers, Pamela A. Harvey, Harold Janeway, Harvey Construction, the Jack & Dorothy Byrne Foundation and the Susan E. Strickler Exhibition Fund.


We are proud to have New Hampshire Public Radio (NHPR) as media sponsor for this exhibition.

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past exhibitions

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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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