Upcoming Exhibitions


Forecasting: Climate Change and Water Impact

Museum Exhibition Dates: January 23, 2017 – April 21, 2017

Opening Reception: Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Curatorial Team: Kimberly Ritchie, Shandra McLane, and Cynthia Robinson

This exhibit explores climate change overlapping the lens of scientific information with artistic imagery and expression, inviting the viewer to engage in the material via contemporary art installations and scientific data concerning oceans of the world, waterways, atmosphere, and drought. This interdisciplinary experience highlights the power of combining different critical thinking pathways to deepen understanding of climate change’s relevance to the individual. Artists and scientists featured in this exhibit: Kimberly Ritchie, Shandra McLane, Fawn Atencio, Martin and Erik Demaine, Eric Kesley and his research team.


Summer Camps: The White Mountains Roots of an Iconic American Experience

Museum Exhibition Dates: May 1 – September 15, 2017

Opening Reception: Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Curatorial Team: Paul Hutchinson, Marcia Blaine, and Cynthia Robinson

Our Summer Camps exhibition will trace the sparks cast by the Transcendentalists and the early White Mountain tourists. They were the kindling for the first American summer camps that caught fire along the shores of Squam Lake and became the popular camps of the Progressive Era. These led to the torches carried forth by generations of campers from then to now. In addition to images, artifacts, and narratives of the history of summer camp, the exhibit will include a participatory digital experience titled Camp Stories, inspired by the popular oral history project Story Corps. The tales collected through Camp Stories will not only be part of the exhibit, but will also be a lasting legacy for students and researchers into the future.