past exhibition

Seeing Red in the Collection

June 23, 2017–January 10, 2018

This exhibition brings together objects from the Currier’s collection that are united by their defining use of red—from subtle all-over washes of ruddy tints to selectively placed pops of the primary hue. Red was the first color used by artists (in prehistoric cave paintings) and in many early cultures the word for red was often synonymous with “colorful” or “beautiful”. The color has since been used to identify everything from religious and political groups to emotions like love or wrath. This exhibition spans centuries of art making from the Renaissance to the present, and includes work by Alexander Calder, Robert Indiana, and Mark Rothko, among others.

upcoming exhibitions

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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