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  • 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 ...

  • Ask the Photorealist

    Posted Tuesday, March 24, 2015 by Neva Cole

    "Proud Currier Members" Michelle and John Cummins were inspired after visiting the Still Life: 1970s Photorealism exhibition (on view Jan. 24 - May 3, 2015) to ask a question:

    "We visited the photorealism exhibit this past weekend and very much enjoyed it.  And we had an idea for an interesting discussion ...

  • Acquiring a Chuck Close

    Posted Monday, March 16, 2015 by Steve Konick

    Recently, we acquired a 6-foot tall, yet amazingly intricate, screenprint by Chuck Close, Self-Portrait (2007). You have a chance to see it in conjunction with the exhibition, Still Life: 1970s Photorealism (January 24 - May 3, 2015). Close is often associated with the work of photorealists because, like them, he works ...

  • Tom Blackwell's Photorealism

    Posted Wednesday, March 11, 2015 by Neva Cole

    By Tom Blackwell

    Tom Blackwell is a photorealist painter who has several works of art in the Currier's collection and is also a part of the Still Life: 1970s Photorealism exhibition.

    In the late 1960s, I was still finding my voice as an artist. At that point I was ...

  • Alight with Problems

    Posted Wednesday, March 4, 2015 by Neva Cole

    Jeff Allen examines LED lighting

    Chief Preparator and Exhibition Designer Jeff Allen (left) and Assistant Preparator Karl Hutchins work on installing new LED lights in the American galleries.

    When it comes to lighting art in a museum, nothing is simple. Jeff Allen, who has spent most of his life as a museum preparator and exhibition ...

  • Art Inspires Art: Poetry Prompt with Artist Williams Preston Phelps

    Posted Sunday, March 1, 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 ...

  • Chocorua Challenge

    Posted Friday, February 6, 2015 by Neva Cole

    by Eric Aho

    Eric Aho is a New England based painter. He has created a stunning painting of Mount Chocorua just for the Currier and you can now purchase a raffle ticket for a 1 in 100 chance to win it! With the purchase of the raffle ticket you will ...

  • Art Inspires Art: Poetry Prompt with Artist Antoine-Louis Barye

    Posted Sunday, February 1, 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 ...