Rochester Museum of Fine Arts

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Rochester Museum of Fine Arts
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The Carnegie Gallery is located in the Rochester Public Library.
LocationRochester, New Hampshire
Coordinates43°18′16″N 70°58′35″W / 43.3045°N 70.9764°W / 43.3045; -70.9764Coordinates: 43°18′16″N 70°58′35″W / 43.3045°N 70.9764°W / 43.3045; -70.9764
TypeArt museum
Self Portrait as Queen, Amber Lavalley

The Rochester Museum of Fine Arts is the city of Rochester, New Hampshire's foremost visual arts initiative dedicated to enriching people's lives through the presentation of fine art. Founded in 2011, the museum prides itself on utilizing public spaces to make fine art easily accessible.

The museum occupies the first floor corridor of the Rochester Community Center at 150 Wakefield Street. Smaller exhibits are on view in the Rochester Public Library and City Hall. The permanent collection includes outstanding examples of contemporary works made by artists from around the world and encompasses a variety of media including painting, drawing, film, photography, and works on paper.

In addition, the Andrew Carnegie Gallery at the Public Library, and the Mayor Harvey E. Bernier Room at the Community Center feature temporary art exhibits showcasing emerging and seasoned artists on a bi-monthly basis.


The permanent collection is on view in the corridor of the Rochester Community Center and features donated works by regionally, nationally, and internationally recognized artists. Smaller selections and special exhibits can be found in the Rochester Public Library and City Hall.

Carnegie Gallery[edit]

The historic Andrew Carnegie Gallery features borrowed works on a bi-monthly basis. Located at the top of the library's double staircase, the Andrew Carnegie Gallery uses natural light and features birch flooring and cypress panel and finishing. Designed by Randlett and Griffin of Concord, New Hampshire, the gallery is named after philanthropist Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919), for donating funds for the library's construction in 1903. Past exhibits have featured works by Susan Kare, Bob Gruen, Wayne White, the Picasso Estate Collection, Eric Carle, Marsi Van De Heuvel, Marcus Greene, Daniel Fleming, Rebecca Klementovich, Benjamin Cook, and Shiao-Ping Wang.


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