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  • Escher Books

    Posted Tuesday, December 16, 2014 by Meghan Petersen

    We asked our Librarian and Archivist, Meghan Petersen to choose a few Escher books that would give fans a great understanding of the artist. All of the following books are available in our non-circulating Reference Library, open every Friday from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. or by appointment: library ...

  • Don't Forget to Add the "A"

    Posted Monday, December 15, 2014 by Neva Cole

    by Jeremy Hitchcock, CEO/Chairman of Dyn

    M.C. Escher is one of my favorite artists. As a boy, I pondered his drawings and etchings of impossible realities, trying to figure them out. Their complexity and intricacy have always kept my mind engaged. I am eagerly anticipating the exhibition opening ...

  • The Escher You Don't Know

    Posted Friday, December 12, 2014 by Kurt Sundstrom

    M.C. Escher created works of art that are undoubtedly iconic. His drawings and prints have been lauded by many critics, but described by others as detached and unemotional. They have been parodied lovingly by popular culture icons The Simpsons and recreated in neckties and LEGO bricks. What is undeniable ...

  • Art Inspires Art: Poetry Prompt with Artist Andrew Wyeth

    Posted Sunday, December 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 ...

  • 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 ...