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History & Mission

The Currier Museum of Art is an internationally renowned art museum located in Manchester, N.H. 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.

The Currier Museum of Art is accredited by the American Association of Museums.

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Mission Statement
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.