The Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, New Hampshire, is launching “Candidates and Culture,” a program to lead a conversation about arts and culture and their role in our country. The Currier will offer special discounted rates to political candidates from all parties to host events at the museum
According to a press release, the goal is that by using the museum as the backdrop, candidates will have the opportunity to share their political views and will elevate the discussion about the importance of arts and culture in our political dialogue. The Currier recently hosted South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg at an event that drew a crowd of over 500 attendees.
Last year the museum launched a first-of-its-kind program, “The Art of Hope,” to provide comfort and mentoring to families affected by the opioid crisis. The Currier also offers similar programs to reach different demographic groups, including the “Alzheimer’s Café” for people with Alzheimer’s or dementia and their caregivers, and “Making Art Accessible,” a multimedia studio art class for teenagers and adults with cognitive challenges.
For more information about “Candidates and Culture,” contact events manager Corinne Breton at (603) 518-4910.
Originally published in the June 2019 issue of Maine Antique Digest. © 2019 Maine Antique Digest