The Currier Museum of Art is committed to providing stimulating, diverse, and enjoyable encounters with original works of art and, in doing so, hopes to inspire the hearts, minds and imagination of its members and visitors. The museum provides the public with opportunities to learn about the past, appreciate and evaluate the present, and contemplate the future.
The Currier brings to its fundamental mission exceptional holdings of art and architecture, primarily American and European. The museum is dedicated to high standards of exhibition, preservation, research, interpretation and enhancement of this collection. Cultural and educational programs of high quality and often national significance are offered.
The Currier is determined to serve all age groups and a culturally varied audience from New Hampshire and the surrounding region. The museum aims to be a leader in developing innovative learning experiences that increase people’s understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of the arts and humanities. The Currier’s vitality depends upon its responsiveness to changes in the arts and in society while maintaining a sound financial base on which to expand its activities.
The Currier Museum of Art is an internationally renowned art museum located in Manchester, New Hampshire. The Currier features European and American paintings, decorative arts, photographs and sculpture, including works by Picasso, Monet, O'Keeffe, Wyeth, and LeWitt with exhibitions, tours, and programs year-round. The museum also offers tours of the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Zimmerman House -- reservations required. The Currier Museum Art Center offers studio workshops and classes for children and adults.
Highlighting the single most enduring icon in American history, Medieval to Metal: The Art and Evolution of the Guitar, explores all aspects of the world’s most popular instrument. The exhibition covers the guitar’s history beginning in…Read More »
Ubuhle Women: Beadwork and the Art of Independence showcases a new form of bead art, the ndwango (“cloth”), developed by a community of women living and working together in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Using skills passed down…Read More »
Exhibition - Myth and Faith in Renaissance Florence:The sculpture of Giovan Angelo Montorsoli and his circle Myth and Faith in Renaissance Florence examines the sculpture of Montorsoli, one of Michelangelo’s most gifted students. Organized…Read More »
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…Read More »
One of the Currier's most beloved paintings, Claude Monetâ€™s The Bridge at Bougival (1869), is recognized as one of only a handful of early pictures that foreshadow Monetâ€™s development of impressionism. For the first time, The Bridge at Bougival…Read More »
Mount Washington: The Crown of New England will be the first museum exhibition devoted entirely to art featuring the Mount Washington region. The exhibition will feature major paintings by Hudson River School artists, including Albert Bierstadt,…Read More »
Witness To History: James NachtweyOn September 11, 2001, award-winning photojournalist James Nachtwey stood with his camera a short distance from New York City's crumbling Twin Towers. His photographs are among the most iconic and compelling visual…Read More »
Two new acquisitions provide the heart of a focus exhibition of works by one of Americaâ€™s best-known photorealist painters, Richard Estes (born 1932). Painterly to Precise: Richard Estes at the Currier, on view from February 14 through June 15,…Read More »
M.C. Escher created intricate geometric drawings and etchings of spaces that can only exist on paper and in the viewerâ€™s mind. His images continue to boggle the eye and the brain, captivating viewers more than 40 years after his death. In…Read More »
In celebration of the Currier Museum Art Centerâ€™s 75th anniversary, current students will be inspired to create their own works of art based on key artworks in the Currierâ€™s collections. This exhibition will also feature art from past alumni and…Read More »
Exploring the Currier Inside Out: Andrew Witkin, Among OthersTwo years ago, the Currier Museum gave contemporary artist Andrew Witkin the unique opportunity to explore and consider the Currierâ€™s collection, archive and library holdings. The result…Read More »
Signs from the Sixties: Robert Indiana's DecadeIn the 1960s, Pop artist Robert Indiana achieved worldwide acclaim for his bold, graphical images composed of geometric shapes, short words and numbers, including his popular LOVE design, which he used…Read More »
Dutch and Flemish Masterworks from the Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo CollectionThe Currier Museum of Art presents five Dutch and Flemish masterworks loaned from the Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo collection. The Van Otterloo Collection recently…Read More »
Join us for speciality cocktails, a food demonstration, and unusual sounds! The Boston Typewriter Orchestra is a group that combines the insistent rhythm of typewriters with elements of performance, comedy and satire. During intermission, enjoy…Read More »