Rochester Museum of Fine Arts
The Rochester Museum of Fine Arts is the city's foremost visual arts initiative focused on the presentation and accessibility of fine art. We are a unique volunteer-based organization that serves the community in the following ways:
Our collection includes outstanding examples of contemporary works made by artists from around the world. This wide range of art encompasses a variety of media including painting, sculpture, photography, and works on paper. The collection is on view in the long corridor of the Rochester Community Center. Smaller selections and special exhibitions can be seen at the Rochester Public Library.
The Andrew Carnegie Gallery, at the Rochester Library, features borrowed works on a bi-monthly basis. Each exhibit is free and open to the public. Past exhibits have featured regionally, nationally, and internationally recognized artists.
Our Special Film Screenings, at the Rochester Opera House, feature independent films filled with cinematic creativity from both award-winning professionals and emerging student filmmakers.
BIENNIAL JUNE 3 - SEPT 29, 2017
To conclude our programming based on Local Masters (contemporary masters currently working in New Hampshire) our third Biennial features works by Peter Dixon and Deborah Persson.
Peter Dixon has been painting for over fourty years in the fine arts since his graduation from the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. Now from Hollis, NH his mystical and spiritual oil paintings are for him personally about the edges of seeing and they way the image appears or reappears on the periphery of and edge. Working with the square allows the elimination of any vertical or horizontal elements or narrative suggestions. The subject is deceptively simple. One shape diffuses onto its background allowing another to move to the foreground in a soft shift of color and value.
Deborah Persson is fascinated with the modern quilt movement and the shift away from traditional colors, patterns, and quilting techniques. She made her first quilt in 2012 and since then quilting has provided an...
The Rochester Museum of Fine Arts invites the LGBTQ+ community (and those who love them) to Hanson Street and Central Square, in downtown Rochester, for a free public pride celebration on Saturday, August 26th, 2017 from 1-4pm, with remarks at 3:30pm. Our mission is to promote unity, visibility, inclusivity, equality, and a positive image of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBTQ+) community.
This event is made possible by Rochester Main Street (supported in part by a grant from the New Hampshire State Council On The Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.) An informal "after party" gathering will take place around 4pm at The Garage at the Governor's Inn.