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  • 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

    Chocorua no 2, 2014

    by Eric Aho

    Turns out I may have been mispronouncing “Chocorua” all these years. The local pronunciation isn’t at all phonetic, as I had assumed, and is instead spoken as "Cho-koo'-ra.”  The mountain, fabled for a vengeful curse set upon a settler’s family ...

  • 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 ...

  • New Information About Old Friends

    Posted Wednesday, January 14, 2015 by Cindy Mackey

    Have you ever visited the Currier and seen a work of art that fascinated you so much that you wanted to know everything about it? Maybe you wondered how many times Claude Monet’s The Seine at Bougival was exhibited? Well, your time has come! The Museum has massively expanded ...

  • Monkey Bread - A Jazz Brunch Recipe

    Posted Wednesday, January 7, 2015 by Neva Cole

    Make it at home or try it at our Second Sunday Jazz Brunches. Each month, enjoy a delicious brunch while talented local jazz musicians entertain you.

    Recipe by Currier Winter Garden Chef, Joe Sylvester

    1 frozen bread dough

    1 stick of butter

    1 cup brown sugar

    ½ tsp cinnamon

    ½ cup chopped ...

  • Art Inspires Art: Poetry Prompt with Artist Joseph Ropes

    Posted Sunday, January 4, 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 ...

  • 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 ...