For almost 200 years artists have focused on the landscape of Mount Monadnock as a subject for the canvases.  For these artists, Monadnock has been a source of inspiration for their art.  For some artists, the mountain may have inspired a single painting; for some, it was one of many subjects on which they focused, and for a few, such as William Preston Phelps, it was their main subject and source of inspiration. This exhibit will share the art of painters, the words of authors, the sound of music, and much more.  It will explore the lives of the artists and what their work tells us about the mountain, the region, and the artists themselves.


Exhibit hours:

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 9 am – 4 pm

Wednesday: 9 am – 8 pm

1st & 3rd Saturday of the month: 9 am – noon

Closed Sunday and Monday

Click box below to see list of featured artists

Featured artists

Jarest, Dorinda

Kathan, Faith

Kent, Rockwell

King, Wallace

Koepel, Eric

Lewis, Paul

Luce, Molly

Mason, Charles

Meryman, Richard Sumner

Miller, Randy

Phelps, John E.

Phelps, William Preston

Postrech, Gary

Quigley, Albert

Rice, Henry Webster

Sagendorph, Beatrix


Sisson, Frederick

Thayer, Abbott Handerson

Thibeault, Danny

Thieme, Jenanne

Traynor, John

Tremblay, Art

Unwin, Nora

Whitney, Richard

Unidentified (Edward Hill?)


Exhibit Sponsors

Putnam Foundation

First Service Title Company – Jaffrey     GFA Credit Union      Tieger Realty

kcs ARCHITECTS     Monadnock Ford     Muse Bistro

Monadnock Center for History & Culture    New Hampshire Historical Society

 Sagendorph-Thorne Gallery at Keene State College