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 Currier Museum Art Center offers studio workshops and classes for children and adults.
Already in pilot, the Currier’s art program for Veterans is modeled after other successful programs offered at the Currier for people with memory loss, developmental disabilities, and families struggling with the impact of the opioid crisis.
Art is integrated with the needs of Veterans through intensive art-looking, guided conversations in the galleries, and related art activities. The goal of each session in the program is personal development, respite, relationship building, and mindful awareness. Sessions include refreshments, extended private access to the Currier’s galleries and classrooms, and transportation to the Museum. Clinical support is provided by the VA at each session. Initially, the program will be offered at the Currier, but will later be rolled out statewide and regionally. Once the program expands beyond the Currier, the program will provide transportation to the Museum at least once during the regional course.