American Art Awards names RMFA Best in US

LOS ANGELES — The prestigious American Art Awards has selected the 20 Best American Galleries and Museums for 2022. Among other criteria, selections are based on years established, industry reputation, online interest, location, size, socially relevant exhibits, motivational and educational programs, represented artists as well as artist, client, and visitor references. American Art Awards annually awards 20…

RMFA to exhibit original art from “The Brave Little Toaster”

The Rochester Museum of Fine Arts is pleased to announce a mini-exhibition featuring original, hand-painted animation cels from the classic feature film, The Brave Little Toaster. According to RMFA co-founder, Matt Wyatt, an animation cel, short for animation celluloid, is a transparent sheet on which objects are drawn or painted for traditional, hand-drawn animated films. “Your…

Foster’s Daily Democrat: Mural to transform 85-foot wall at Rochester’s James W. Foley Community Center

An 85-foot wall in the city’s James W. Foley Memorial Community Center is being transformed into an explosion of color by North Berwick, Maine, artist Spenser Macleod. Macleod, who is originally from Portland, studied at the Maine College of Art. He said he has been doing art for decades, including murals and other street art….

RMFA named “Most ingenious promoter of art”

The Rochester Museum of Fine Arts (RMFA) was voted “Most ingenious promoter of art and culture” in NH Business Review’s 2022 Best of Business (BOB) Awards. NH Business Review readers cast more than 3,000 online votes to select this year’s Best of Business (BOB) Awards recipients, which included nearly 100 businesses across New Hampshire in…

36th Annual Arts Awards – Winner!

The Rochester Museum of Fine Arts was named the recipient of the Northeast Delta Dental Artsbuild Community Award during the 36th Annual Arts Awards, presented by the New Hampshire Business Committee for the Arts. The NHBCA educates, motivates and recognizes business support of and participation in the arts. They also advocate for the value of the arts in economic, social and…

American Art Awards 2020

Rochester Museum of Fine Arts has been chosen as the best gallery or museum in New Hampshire by the American Art Awards for 2020. For 12 years, American Art Awards has chosen the best galleries and museums in 25 states in America. Among the criteria: years in business, industry reputation, online activity, location, size, exhibits,…

The Rochester Museum of Fine Arts: An Example of Awesomeness

Moving away from the traditional brick and mortar museum buildings and into a philosophy that allows an art museum to exist in multiple places has made art more accessible to a larger audience. The Rochester Museum of Fine Arts (RMFA) is a prime example of this new kind of thinking. This community art initiative, located in Rochester,…

Rochester raising its profile in the art world

​Earlier this month, any resident of the Seacoast could see a work of a major American artist in Rochester for free. This is not fake news. It’s true. And later this month, anyone in the Seacoast can see the work of a major American artist, up close and personal, once again in Rochester for free….

Gov. Sununu: Rochester one of NH’s shining stars

During a special tour of Rochester on Wednesday, Gov. Chris Sununu and the state’s Executive Council praised the city as one that has positioned itself well for growth and success across multiple sectors. Sununu said Rochester has cultivated an impressive array of unique business partnerships, educational programs, arts and cultural opportunities, and economic development approaches….

Rochester, at ‘tipping point,’ named city on the rise

​New Hampshire Magazine has dubbed Rochester as the Granite State’s “city on the rise” in conjunction with its annual “Best of NH” awards. The magazine’s editorial staff announced the honor Wednesday, citing Rochester’s “significant grassroots movement to bootstrap the city into prominence as a center for art, culture, dining and economic vitality.” “The creative sprawl…