The Blue Trees
The Currier Museum of Art commissioned artist Konstantin Dimopoulos to create an environmental installation, The Blue Trees. With the help of a large team of community volunteers, the artist temporarily transformed nearly 100 trees on the Currier campus and in neighboring Pulaski Park and Victory Park, by coloring them with an environmentally safe pigment in a beautiful shade of blue. The biologically-safe colorant will slowly wash from the trees, and they will eventually return to their natural state.
Why blue? Because blue trees do not exist in nature. Dimopoulos compels viewers to take notice of these otherworldly trees to promote a greater conversation about the importance of trees in our local urban environment and raise awareness of other areas around the globe where rampant deforestation threatens our entire planet.
Manchester, New Hampshire is the twenty-fourth installation of this internationally-acclaimed project.
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.