Our History
Since 1939 the Currier Museum Art Center has served Manchester and the surrounding communities with quality, studio-based educational programs in the visual arts for students of all ages and abilities.

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Visitor Information

Art Center Office Hours 

Fall, Winter and Spring Office Hours: 
Monday – Thursday 9 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Summer Term Office Hours:
Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

ART CENTER
180 Pearl Street
Manchester, NH 03104
MAIN PHONE: 603.669.6144 x122
EMAIL: artcenter@currier.org 

DIRECTIONS: I-293, take Exit 6-Amoskeag Bridge, bearing right to cross bridge (but staying in the left lane), following signs for US Route 3 and Business District to Elm Street. At traffic light, cross Elm and go 0.4 miles to Beech St. Turn right onto Beech. Follow Beech Street for about 0.5 miles, go one block past the museum (on the left) and take a right onto Pearl Street. The Art Center is on the corner of Pearl and Beech.

I-93, take Exit 8-Wellington Road/Bridge Street. Bear right at the end of the ramp, which becomes Bridge Street, and go 1.5 miles to Ash Street (after the third full traffic light). Turn right onto Beech. Follow Beech Street for about 0.5 miles, go one block past the museum (on the left) and take a right onto Pearl Street. The Art Center is on the corner of Pearl and Beech.
Directions and map to the Art Center.

Art Center Policies 

Arrival and Departure Policy for Students 
Parents and legal guardians should accompany children aged 15 and under to and from their designated class. Exceptions to this procedure must be made in writing from the parent or guardian to the student’s instructor prior to the beginning of class.

Class Certificates for High School Students
An Art Center Certificate of class completion is available upon request.

Credit Hours for Teachers 
The Art Center gives Developmental Credit Hours for all classes and workshops.

Currier Museum of Art Membership Discounts 
Become a Currier Museum of Art Member and receive 10% off classes and workshops at the Art Center.  Member benefits

Facility Access 
The Art Center is handicap accessible.

Gift Certificates 
The Art Center accepts Currier Museum of Art gift certificates toward the costs of tuition.

Inclement Weather and Postponement Policies 
Classes cancelled or postponed because of weather or other factors will be made up, if possible, at the end of the term. During conditions of inclement weather students and faculty can call 603.669.6144 x122 for a recorded message, or go to the Art Center home page for the latest update on classes. Additionally, the Art Center posts cancellations on www.wmur.com or WMUR TV, channel 9, on the hour and half hour.

Photography Policy 
We will occasionally photograph classes, students, and student art work, for promotional purposes. If you wish to waive this right, please notify the Art Center during time of enrollment.

Storing Artwork 
Faculty and students are responsible for the appropriate management and storage of student artwork during the course of the term. During the last class of the term all artwork should be retrieved by students in coordination with their individual instructor, including work exhibited in the student exhibition. The Art Center is not responsible for the storage of student work after the conclusion of the term.

Student Behavior 
The Art Center reserves the right to dismiss a student for problematic behavior which results in the disruption of class. We have a zero tolerance for drug use, physical or verbal harassment, smoking, or weapons on our premises.

Tuition Refund and Rescheduling Policies 
Full tuition must accompany your application for registration (with the exception of students applying for tuition assistance.) Refund requests are granted up to ten calendar days before the class/workshop begins. A $25 non-refundable registration fee will be charged to students being refunded for classes and workshops. Refunds will not be granted to students canceling within ten calendar days of their class/workshop. Tuition and fees will not be transferred to another term. This policy is strictly enforced. A full refund will be granted to students whose class/workshop is cancelled due to insufficient enrollment. The Art Center reserves the right to change instructors.