about the currier museum

Focused on Art | Centered in Community | Committed to Inspire

The Currier Museum of Art facilitates conversations and experiences around art by connecting its distinctive collection of historical and contemporary art with diverse audiences near and far.

Our permanent collection contains over 15,000 objects, representing nearly every medium (including architecture). We own works by iconic artists including Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, Georgia O'Keeffe, and John Singer Sargent. And, we're the only museum in the world to own two houses designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, which you can tour from April through December. It's an astounding collection for a small museum located in a small city in a small state – and because of this, the Currier aims to be especially nimble and creative in connecting its art with the wider world, through hosting exhibitions, special programming, and an artist-in-residence program based in our own community.

While we hope to attract visitors through our artwork and exhibitions, the museum also focuses on teaching as a way to understand the creative process in all fields. Education is a traditional practice in American museums, one which we believe is vital to our role. To that end, the Currier embraces knowledge and understanding while celebrating multiple points of view – in its collection and exhibitions, its audience, and its staff and governance.

Follow this link to learn more about our classes and programs. Additionally, the Currier is dedicated to the social needs of its community through programs serving people with memory loss, families of those with substance-use disorder, those with physical and cognitive challenges, and military veterans.

For more about the Currier Museum's history and programming, please visit the museum's main site.