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June 20, 2023
Horizons, a Six New Hampshire-Based Artists Exhibition, to Open At MONA–Portsmouth in Honor of the City’s 400th Anniversary

The Museum of New Art (MONA) proudly presents Horizons, an exhibition featuring six exceptional artists with deep roots in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, in honor of the city's 400th anniversary. The exhibition will run from June 27–August 27, 2023, and is the fifth exhibition at MONA. Horizons offer a fresh perspective on the horizon, a symbolic […]

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January 30, 2023
Museum of New Art Portsmouth MONA Celebrates it's First Anniversary with Site Inspired New Work by Judy Pfaff

Portsmouth, NH—The Museum of New Art - Portsmouth (MONA) celebrates its first anniversary with site inspired new work by Judy Pfaff. A MacArthur Foundation Genius Award recipient, Pfaff is known for large scale complex sculpture which she creates in situ, responding intuitively and with technical agility to the particularities of each space. MONA, the first […]

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July 23, 2022
BROKEN OPEN, a Five-Artist Exhibition Focusing on Themes of Gender, Identity and Sexuality, Opened at Museum of New Art - Portsmouth (MONA)

Portsmouth, NH—The Museum of New Art - Portsmouth (MONA) is proud to announce its second exhibition, BROKEN OPEN, a group show curated by Hilary Schaffner.  Featuring Bianca Beck, Joy Curtis, Jennie Jieun Lee, Brie Ruais and Aparna Sarkar, this exhibit explores the body as a resource for creation. The works in the exhibition take root […]

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October 11, 2021
Museum of New Art-Portsmouth (MONA) to Present Its Inaugural Exhibition of Markus Linnenbrink’s ‘THEREARESPACESTHATBREATHE’

Portsmouth, NH—The Museum of New Art-Portsmouth (MONA) is proud to announce its inaugural exhibition, THEREARESPACESTHATBREATHE by Markus Linnenbrink. The exhibition includes a full room site-specific installation inspired by the architectural spaces of the Museum of New Art, sculptures, paintings, works on paper and ceramics. This exhibition will be a survey presentation of the artist’s oeuvre. Scheduled […]

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October 4, 2021
The Museum of New Art (MONA), a New Contemporary Art Space, to Open in Historic Downtown Portsmouth

Portsmouth, NH—The Museum of New Art (MONA), a 6800 sq. ft. new art space exclusively dedicated to contemporary art, will open its doors to the public on October 23, 2021. The museum, located in the newly restored and renovated 1905 YMCA building, is part of a new cultural hub in historic downtown Portsmouth that also […]

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