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  • Art Inspires Art: Poetry Prompt with Artist Georges Roualt

    Posted Sunday, June 7, 2015 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 ...

  • A Decade at the Currier

    Posted Wednesday, June 3, 2015 by Neva Cole

    I’ve worked at the Currier Museum of Art for just over a decade. Today is my last day here. I’m moving on to another beloved NH non-profit, the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire in Dover. Since I accepted this new job and realized I would be leaving ...

  • Museum Moms

    Posted Sunday, May 10, 2015 by Neva Cole

    Neva Cole, Graphic Designer and Communications Specialist

    My three year old daughter has started to ask me “What did you do at work today, Mommy,” when I pick her up from daycare. The first time she asked me that I was pretty flummoxed! I think I said something like “Oh ...

  • Children's Books in the Library's Rare Book Collection

    Posted Friday, May 8, 2015 by Meghan Petersen

    I grew up one of five children in a three-bedroom apartment. There wasn't much we could call our own in my house. Toys and clothes migrated from room to room and it was a constant struggle to find a satisfying hiding spot for Halloween candy. To assume one might ...
  • Children's Books and Art at the Currier

    Posted Monday, May 4, 2015 by Lynn Thomson

    When asked to participate in Children’s Book Week by writing a blog post, I immediately said a very enthusiastic “Yes!” As a museum educator who creates family programs, a mom of a three-year old and an avid reader in my limited spare time, I love books. My mom was ...

  • Art Inspires Art: Poetry Prompt with Artist Neil G. Welliver

    Posted Sunday, May 3, 2015 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 ...

  • Hand Lettering Artist, Retired Military and Corporate Pilot and Art Lover: Currier Docent Russ Mowry

    Posted Wednesday, April 29, 2015 by Neva Cole

    My husband is a mason, and occasionally when we are out and about, he’ll stop and stare at a building and make a comment about the joints or the brick or the stone. Before I met him, I never thought twice about these things. Now, I can’t help ...

  • Realism in Art

    Posted Tuesday, April 7, 2015 by Neva Cole

    Realism in art is nothing new. It has a long tradition and many of the Currier’s permanent collection paintings fall into this accessible genre. Balthasar van der Ast’s Still Life of Fruit on a Kraak Porcelain Dish (1617) and Emile Meyer’s The Letter (1895) are two of ...

  • Art Inspires Art: Poetry Prompt with Claude Monet

    Posted Sunday, April 5, 2015 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 ...

  • Memories of Manchester

    Posted Friday, March 27, 2015 by Steve Konick

    by Sylvio Dupuis

    Born in 1934, Sylvio Dupuis served as mayor of Manchester from 1972-1975. He served on the Currier Gallery of Art’s Board of Trustees from 1975-1986. Dupuis attended St. Anselm College and the Illinois College of Optometry, is the founding president of Catholic Medical Center (CMC) in ...