People and Places in America: the Currier Collects!
June 22, 2018–April 22, 2019
Recent acquisitions have expanded and deepened the Currier Museum’s collection of American art. A stunning watercolor by Edward Hopper now joins the museum’s collection. This exciting group of gifts and purchases include: 19th-century paintings and decorative arts that tell stories of trade and exchange of ideas; socially aware artworks that record diverse groups; and important abstract figural works by Elaine de Kooning and Hyman Bloom, two influential yet overlooked figures in the history Abstract Expressionism.
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.