$20K grant to Currier will connect kids to art and creativity

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Alan Chong, Currier Executive Director

MANCHESTER, NH – A $20,000 grant for the Currier Museum of Art from the Lincoln Financial Foundation will enrich the cultural experience of New Hampshire’s youngest citizens.

The grant will be used toward the Currier’s school tours program, which brings children from area schools to the museum for guided tours and creative art-making opportunities, said museum Director Alan Chong. The tours program is just one of the ways the Currier connects audiences with art through the collection, and special exhibitions.

Week-Long Intensives for middle-schoolers and teens at the Currier.

“The Currier Museum’s mission is to connect art with audiences of all types. We are grateful for the generous support of Lincoln Financial. We are increasingly aware that creativity is an essential requirement in many professions, not just the arts. The museum provides opportunities for nimble thinking and interaction with our rich collection,” Chong said. “Students who visit the museum with our trained guides will use their experiences in all of their other pursuits.”

Lincoln Financial Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Lincoln Financial Group, believes in empowering people to live greater lives, advancing culture and empowering greater positive change. Its grant is part of Lincoln Financial’s annual $10 million investment in its local communities’ youth education, economic and workforce development, human well-being and arts programs.

Click here to learn more about the Currier’s many family-centered programs and activities.

About the Currier

The Currier Museum of Art is an internationally renowned art museum located in Manchester, New Hampshire. The Currier features European and American paintings, decorative arts, photographs, and sculpture, including works by Picasso, Monet, O’Keeffe, Wyeth, and LeWitt with exhibitions, tours and programs year-round.

About Lincoln Financial Foundation

The Lincoln Financial Foundation, established in 1962, is a nonprofit organization formed and supported by Lincoln Financial Group. Under the Foundation guidelines, grants are made in the areas of arts, education, human services and economic/workforce development.

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