The Artists of Black Lives Matter Manchester
August 20, 2020 through January 24, 2021
Organized in collaboration with Black Lives Matter Manchester, this exhibition features work by young artists from New Hampshire.
Throughout history, artists have participated in social movements and created art in response. The talented young artists shown here apply their passions and creativity not just to making art but to effecting change through the Black Lives Matter movement.
The works on view represent the personal expressions of the artists: Colby Goon, Mbambi Mbungu, Edgar Paredes, Reina Taina, and Asiah Watson.
The artists were selected by Mohamed Elhassan and Erika Perez from Black Lives Matter Manchester. A statement from the organizers:
When you think of moments of political change and cultural change, we often look back at art from that time. New Hampshire being a majority white state, the narratives and perspectives perpetuated are not always diverse and often not meant for us. This exhibition also serves as a reminder that Black Art does not always need to surround pain. Instead, we can see Black Love, Black Hope, and Black Dreams.
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.