The Currier Museum of Art (Manchester, N.H.) has been named a Champion in Action in the category of community arts. The award, announced jointly by Citizens Bank and New Hampshire Union Leader, includes $35,000 in unrestricted funding as well as promotional and volunteer support for the organization’s outstanding work.
Currier Museum of Art utilizes its collection of art and architecture as inspiration for challenging art-making programs and a variety of community arts offerings. The Currier Museum serves 60,000+ diverse visitors each year, including 7,000+ students through school tours and 1,500+ students through education programs.
Champions in Action is part of Citizens Helping Citizens Strengthen Communities, the bank’s program designed to enhance quality of life and economic vitality in local communities. It provides support for nonprofit organizations to recognize their contributions to communities throughout New Hampshire.“
Currier Museum of Art makes world-class works of art and enrichment programs accessible to all members of the community,” said Joe Carelli, president, Citizens Bank, New Hampshire. “They are a true Champion in Action, bringing nationally recognized learning experiences to all age groups and a culturally varied audience through innovative community arts programming.”
According to the New Hampshire Union Leader, Currier staff are set to launch a first-of-its-kind art program aimed at helping New Hampshire residents affected by the opioid crisis next month. “The Art of Hope” will be offered Mondays from Feb. 5 to 26. The program was created in conjunction with Partnership for Drug-Free Kids “to help families struggling with addiction by providing positive experiences in the museum’s galleries."
Learn more about the how the award will support the Currier’s programming here.
About Currier Museum of Art
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.