Downtown Barriers

June 5, 2021 - October 31, 2021

Volunteers from the Rochester Museum of Fine Arts were commissioned to paint the jersey barriers surrounding temporary outdoor dining areas, on North Main Street.  With a design conceived by artist Mike Durkee, a small group of painters executed a continuous five-color gradient mountain range and skyscape across more than 20 cement barriers.  “We worked with…

Becky Barsi 

North Main Street, Rochester, NH 03867
June 1, 2020 - June 30, 2020

Becky Barsi is a multimedia artist whose background is as varied as the artwork she creates. Coming from a family of artists and creatives, she approaches creation with experimentation and play. Her most recent work explores abstraction, color, and texture. Earlier work by the artist has explored themes of body image, emotion, and power, and…

Rafael MFVO

South Main Street, Rochester, NH 03867
June 1, 2020 - July 31, 2020

Originally from Brazil and based in Los Angeles for the past eight years, Rafael MFVO has worked as an Art Director, Graphic Designer and Illustrator for various industries, combining 10 years of experience in the business. His work has been awarded by Clio Entertainment and featured in design and advertising publications, both in print and digital. Coined…

Josh Dannin

North Main Street, Rochester, NH 03867
January 4, 2020 - February 29, 2020
Reception: January 23, 2020 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Josh Dannin is an artist and printmaker based in Goffstown, New Hampshire. Working primarily with relief and risograph print processes, he is interested in the intersection between modern technology, traditional craft, and mass production. Dannin has a BFA in Printmaking and Photography from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania and an MFA in printmaking from Ohio University. His…

Matt Demers

32 North Main Street, Rochester, NH 03867
December 7, 2019 - January 24, 2020

Matt Demers is a visual artist living in Gardiner, Maine. His work has been featured in a variety of venues including Jumee Kim Gallery, UMVA Gallery, Frank Brockman Gallery, Common Street Arts, Sheepscot General Gallery, Harmon’s and Barton’s Gallery, Harlow Gallery, and many more. “I grew up making the kind of crafts you make out of toilet paper tubes and pipe cleaners, coloring…

Lisa Paige

32 North Main Street, Rochester, NH 03867
December 7, 2019 - January 24, 2020
Reception: January 23, 2020 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

“I once was a painter. Making art my whole life. But after finishing art school I was burnt out. The entire art world, the pretense, the self-importance of making art all day and then pandering to a following which an artist depends to make a living. It felt tight. Inspiration and passion ran low… I became…

Michele Johnsen

32 North Main Street, Rochester, NH 03867
July 6, 2019 - August 30, 2019

“I’ve considered myself a landscape painter for more than a decade, but my Master’s work has prompted me to inquire into precisely where my work fits into the landscape tradition and why I choose this particular motif as my primary focus. ​The description of intimate spaces and sublime vistas are my response to the way the…

Michael Phillips

32 North Main Street, Rochester, NH 03867
May 31, 2019 - June 30, 2019
Reception: May 31, 2019 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Michael Phillips is a United States postal worker and self-taught artist from Litchfield, New Hampshire, now based in Concord. His work brings together various antithetical and contradictory sentiments, as well as a wide range of influences, techniques, and mediums, into a cohesive body of work that puts more stock in an oeuvre than singular pictures….

A Tribute to Andy Warhol

32 North Main Street, Rochester, NH 03867
May 31, 2019 - June 30, 2019
Reception: May 31, 2019 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Rochester Museum of Fine Arts is proud to present a special exhibition called “A Tribute to Sunday B. Morning” in the Art Gallery at the Rochester Performance & Arts Center. The exhibition will feature 4 of Andy Warhol’s iconic Marilyn screenprint series. In 1967, Andy Warhol produced what would become one of the most…

Second Grand Opening

June 1, 2018 - June 30, 2018
Reception: June 1, 2018 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Rochester Museum of Fine Arts will host a Grand Opening celebration for its newly acquired and renovated suite in the Rochester Community Center. The museum already maintained a large collection of art adorning the walls of the long first-floor corridor, since 2014. The new suite will complement the collection display and add additional free…