Visit the Museum
The Rochester Museum of Fine Arts is committed to infusing art into every day places. We utilize public spaces in order to make exceptional fine art easily accessible, while enhancing the visual landscape of the city. Our displays are located in the Rochester Community Center (Suite 135) and the Rochester Public Library. They include select pieces from our permanent collection and exhibits that change over every two months.
Rochester Community Center (Suite 135)
150 Wakefield Street | Rochester, NH | 03867
Open: Monday-Friday 9-4pm
Our suite is totally self-serve, under video surveillance, and monitored by Buildings & Grounds. The overhead lights are automatic and will activate when you enter. Hours of operation are subject to change without notice. We apologize for any inconvenience. Check our Facebook page regularly for any unexpected closings and unofficial openings. The museum is closed on all nationally recognized holidays.
Rochester Public Library (Carnegie Gallery)
65 South Main Street | Rochester, NH | 03867
Open: Monday - Thursday 9-8:30pm, Friday 9-5pm, Saturday 9-4pm
The Carnegie Gallery is located at the top of the double staircase, in the historic part of the library. Hours of operation are subject to change without notice. We apologize for any inconvenience. Check the library's Facebook page regularly for unexpected closings. The library is closed on all nationally recognized holidays and there are reduced hours in the summer.
Rochester enjoys many of the conveniences of a prospering city combined with the delights of small-town New England traditions. There are many options for arts, entertainment, dining, and shopping. Check out some of the many independent establishments located in the greater Rochester area.
Curated by RMFA
In addition to our displays in the Rochester Community Center and Rochester Public Library, the museum curates unique spaces at the Rochester Performance & Arts Center (RPAC) and Rochester Recreation Department. Visitors to Rochester can also enjoy many of our public art sculptures, murals, and pop-up shows in vacant storefronts and windows.
Rochester Performance & Arts Center (RPAC)
32 North Main Street | Rochester, NH | 03867
Visit the RPAC website for Hours of Operation
The Art Gallery, curated by the Rochester Museum of Fine Arts, is located in the lobby of the Rochester Performance & Arts Center. The gallery features natural light, exposed brick, and a copper-colored tin ceiling. Built in the mid-1920’s, the building was once home to the Super A&P Market and Carney Drug. After extensive renovations in 2017, the building was reopened as a performance and arts venue offering live theatre, educational programs, and event space.