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Currier Museum Of Art


180 Pearl St
Manchester, NH 03104

(603) 669-6144
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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 thic...


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Lesson from a Converted Art Snob 11/25/2005

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! more

Wonderful art museum 9/26/2005

The first time I visited this museum, I could not believe we were this lucky to have this in little New Hampshire! Yes, it is small compared to city museums, but it is a treasure. Gorgeous paintings and sculptures by such well-known artists as Monet and Rodin, are not seen every day. It is also housed in a gorgeous building. Take the kids on Saturdays, when admission is free, to give them an early appreciation for the arts. We also held our preschooler's birthday party here, which included a preschooler's museum tour, and an art project in the nearby art center. Check the website for more information, many people are not aware they do birthday parties and many, many other classes and sessions for kids and adults. I believe that part of the museum is also available for special event rental. more

Great location, great ideas 8/19/2005

The Currier is a well-known gallery if you are from the Manchester area. They always have something going on- from showing art work at the local elementary school, to huge events! It is a great place just to walk around and enjoy peace, quiet, and good art! The location is great- right in the heart of Manchester. Parking is never a problem (unless they are hosting a huge event!), either. Definitely a great place to bring your family for a cultural/educational trip! more

Wonderful..... for the area 8/9/2005

The Currier Museum of Art constantly has multiple exhibitions on rotation. One will find anything from 17th century antiques to a modern Picasso. Although small for a museum, (you can see it all in one hour) the variety makes it worth the trip. If one were to choose to become a member and attend the many lectures, showings, and private exhibitions, one would become part of a vibrant community in Manchester. more
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