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  • Creating Palazzo Inverso

    Posted Friday, November 7, 2014 by Neva Cole

    By D.B. Johnson, Author and Illustrator

    Creating Palazzo Inverso was a challenging, exhilarating, mind-crazy experience that began when I saw M.C. Escher’s lithograph, Cycle (1938). In it, Escher depicted a joyful boy rushing down the entry stairs of a beautifully stuccoed Italian villa (a palazzo) and ...

  • Art Inspires Art: Poetry Prompt with Artist Claude-Joseph Vernet

    Posted Sunday, November 2, 2014 by Neva Cole

    We believe that art can inspire art. With that in mind we'd like to invite you to participate in this monthly Poetry Prompt. On the first Sunday of every month we will be posting an image from our collection and a poem written by a former Milford, NH High ...

  • Marcel Duchamp, M.C. Escher, Tom Stoppard and the Meaning of Art

    Posted Tuesday, October 7, 2014 by Carey Cahoon

    Photo courtesy of Matthew Lomanno

    The other day, I sat down with a good friend who had stopped by the Currier’s Winter Garden Café for a cup of tea. We caught up on the busy fall season, as he is teaching a (new-to-him) course at the NH Institute of ...

  • Art Inspires Art: Poetry Prompt with Artist Adolph Gottlieb

    Posted Sunday, October 5, 2014 by Neva Cole

    We believe that art can inspire art. With that in mind we'd like to invite you to participate in this monthly Poetry Prompt. On the first Sunday of every month we will be posting an image from our collection and a poem written by a former Milford, NH High ...

  • Art Inspires Art: Poetry Prompt with Artist Randolph Rogers

    Posted Sunday, September 7, 2014 by Neva Cole

    We believe that art can inspire art. With that in mind we'd like to invite you to participate in this monthly Poetry Prompt. On the first Sunday of every month we will be posting an image from our collection and a poem written by a former Milford, NH High ...

  • An Interview with Marek Bennett

    Posted Wednesday, September 3, 2014 by Neva Cole

    Marek Bennett is a man who wears many hats. He is an award-winning comic book artist, accomplished musician and revered teacher at the Currier Museum Art Center. Now Marek is gearing up for yet another venture: creating three unique workshops for our exhibit M.C. Escher Reality and Illusion. We ...

  • Recipes From the Winter Garden Cafe: Shrimp Lettuce Wrap

    Posted Tuesday, August 26, 2014 by Steve Konick

    Recipe by Winter Garden Cafe Chef Joe Sylvester

    SHRIMP LETTUCE WRAP

    Makes 2 wraps with 3 shrimp each for 4 people

    2 dozen large shrimp - tail off, cleaned, peeled and deveined

    1 carrot, julienned

    1 red bell pepper, julienned

    1 small daikon radish, julienned

    1 cucumber, julienned

    Cilantro lime mayo ...

  • An Artful Internship

    Posted Friday, August 15, 2014 by Neva Cole

    by Vanessa DeZorzi, Currier Museum of Art Intern

    A wise man once told me “everything I’ve learned in life, I’ve learned by drawing and painting.” As I grow older, this quote resonates with me as a painter and a graphic designer. I feel that the principles of art ...

  • Creative Studio: Shapes

    Posted Monday, August 11, 2014 by Neva Cole

    By Erika Umali, Currier Museum of Art Intern

    As we say farewell to July, our Creative Studio theme changes from collage to shapes for August. Shapes is an exciting theme for all ages because shapes are all around us! Just looking around the Museum, guests can see all the different ...

  • The Art of Sharing Ancient Tales

    Posted Tuesday, August 5, 2014 by Neva Cole

    Sebastian Lockwood is a storyteller specializing in the epics. 
    He recently recorded The Odyssey, his fourth story for audible.com.

    On a bitterly cold night, I stood on stage at Cardigan Mountain School and faced 85 13-year olds. They were in a bumptious mood having just had dinner. I heard ...