The Grodin Permanent Collection Museum

The Grodin Permanent Collection Museum provides visitors with an incomparable journey through the history of fine craft in New Hampshire, from 1932 to the present, including masterworks from internationally celebrated craftspeople like potters Vivika and Otto and Heino, woodcrafters Melvin and Mark Lindquist, and potters Edwin and Mary Scheier.

Named in honor of longtime arts patron and League supporter Edith Grodin, the thoughtfully curated Permanent Collection art museum is a select representation of items created by League members that documents the history of the organization and the evolution of fine craft by preserving examples of the best work of its members.

Visit the art museum exhibits at League headquarters in Concord to view outstanding examples of glass work, ceramics, textiles, pottery, woven baskets, carved wooden figurines, decorative pewter objects, photography, furniture, wood block prints and many, many other fine craft items — all created by juried members of the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen. If you are interested in seeing a specific piece, please contact our offices in advance, as only a portion of the collection is on display.

Or take a virtual tour of the art museum gallery by clicking below!

Take a Tour

To submit a piece to be considered for inclusion in the Permanent Collection, download the Permanent Collection Criteria, or call the League at (603) 224-3375.

Edith Grodin

February 20, 1917 – September 27, 2012
During her lifetime, Edith Grodin had a profound impact on the lives of many of the state’s artists, craftsmen and arts supporters as both mentor and friend. She was a member of the League’s Board of Trustees, twice serving as its President, from 1983-86 and 1999-2002. A former chair of the NH State Council on the Arts, Edith served on the board of the New England Foundation for the Arts and was the recipient of numerous awards including the League’s Lifetime Emeritus Award. One of her proudest accomplishments was the establishment of the League Emergency Relief Fund (LERF), which assists craftspeople in crisis, and of which she was a major supporter.