past exhibition

Surroundings: A Community Mural in the Galleries

February 9–March 4, 2019

Create with us! Make your mark at the Currier!

Everyone loves to create…or at least that’s our hope! Join us in making the Currier’s walls your canvas. Guests can drop-in anytime during regular museum hours to add to the mural.

Our Surroundings mural initiative is engaging and aspirational – we invite you to make art on a grand scale with our colossal 7 by 32 foot mural! Drawing inspiration from Manchester-related works of art from the Currier’s collection, we encourage you to consider our region’s past and present while creatively expressing your hopes for the future. Surroundings encourages you to draw, collage and explore a variety of art media. This colorful and textured mural will reflect the diversity of our natural and urban spaces, and the people in our evolving community.


Learn more about our exhibition programming here.


Explore Sampling Manchester, a soundscape inspired by the mural, created at the museum by Ryan Edwards of Masary Studios and Currier visitors. Click here.

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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