past exhibition

Storied Books: A Library and Archives Focus Exhibition

February 6, 2017–July 28, 2017

Drawings of Japanese Plants, 1806. Currier Museum of Art Reference Library and Archives.

This Currier Library and Archives exhibition showcases volumes from our rare book collection. Explore Bibles adorned with locks of hair, seaweed pressed between poetry, photographs, news clippings and notes tucked amidst pages, and personal notations, such as underlines, arrows and highlights. These books tell us about their owners, giving us a more complex understanding of their stories and their alterations.

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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