I lived in NH for a few years before I stepped into the Currier. One day, after attending a fair in a nearby park, my husband and I started strolling around and ended up in a thickly settled residential neighborhood. Asking a passerby if there was anything around or if we should head back towards Elm Street, he pointed and said, "Have you been to the Art museum - it's just over there!". After visiting the Louve in Paris and the MoMa in NYC, you tend to be an art snob when it comes to museums and what you go for. But, I thought, "be open minded" and so we went. Fortunately, we were there during the free hours on Saturday morning, so for free, we didn't even hesitate to check it out. Approaching the building, I was impressed - it's beautiful. But the fun didn't end with the facade, the interior was also lovely. I was so impressed - how could I have missed this place after living in NH for over 2 years? The overall feel to the rooms is elegant and lovely - exquisite! We were there during the James Aponovich show, so we thoroughly enjoyed that since he uses vibrant happy colors and is actually a resident artist at the school I attend - NHIA. We really enjoyed the gift shop too - and the museum in general was great. We will go back, for certain. It's small, but small is good because often going to big city museums, although exciting, can drain your energy. The Currier is a nice 2 hour museum where we can see everything and still have energy to go for lunch, shopping, and whatever else you've got planned for the day. I would also suggest taking children here - it's a good "starter" museum to gear them up for when you eventually drag them to the MFA in Boston. Moral of my story - don't be a snob - size doesn't matter - check out the Currier Museum of Art - it's a don't miss!