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  • 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


    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

    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 ...

  • Swappin' Stories

    Posted Friday, August 1, 2014 by Neva Cole

    Each of us is on a personal journey. We asked Currier visitors to share theirs with us for our first Swappin' Stories program, modeled after NPR's popular The Moth Radio Hour and in conjunction with the exhibition Romare Bearden: A Black Odyssey on view through August 17, 2014. Hear ...

  • Introducing Creative Studios

    Posted Monday, July 28, 2014 by Neva Cole

    by Erika Umali, Currier Museum of Art Intern

    The Creative Studios are a great way for families and adults to relax and enjoy an art activity. This month, the theme has been collage. As a recent college student, it had been quite some time since I had done collage.  At ...

  • Push and Pull: Joan Mitchell's Cous-cous

    Posted Tuesday, July 22, 2014 by Bruce McColl

    Since I arrived at the Currier in 2005 I’ve had a love-hate relationship with Joan Mitchell’s painting Cous-cous (1961-1962). I knew a bit about Mitchell from a painter-friend who was her companion and studied painting with her in the 1990’s, so I was well acquainted with Mitchell ...

  • Museum Member, Life-long Art Lover and One Helluva Guy

    Posted Tuesday, July 15, 2014 by Neva Cole

    “When it comes to conversation, I am a high maintenance man.” That was one of the first things Neil Valentino said to me. I asked him to meet me at the Currier after I heard that he came to the Museum so often that he was on a first name ...

  • Recipes From The Winter Garden Cafe: Vegetable Stick Salad

    Posted Tuesday, July 1, 2014 by Steve Konick

    Recipe by Joe Sylvester, Winter Garden Cafe Chef

    Vegetable Stick Salad

    4 servings

    2 small beets

    1 large carrot

    1 Daikon radish

    1 red bell pepper

    1 small red onion

    Sunflower seeds for garnish to taste

    2 oz. goat cheese

    Baby spinach 

    4 oz. balsamic vinaigrette (below)

    Julienne (preferably with ...

  • Getting to Know Frank Lloyd Wright

    Posted Tuesday, July 1, 2014 by Carey Cahoon, Jane Seney

    One of the most popular pieces in the Currier’s collection isn’t a painting or sculpture. It’s a house. An amazing house created by one of the greatest architects who ever lived: Frank Lloyd Wright. While Wright is well known for his stunning creations, those who knew him ...