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    Focus Exhibit: Through A Director's Eyes: The collection of Robert "Mac" Doty

    Nov. 26, 2014 — March 20, 2015

    Through a Director’s Eyes: The Collection of Robert “Mac” Doty presents a range of material from our former director's collection: correspondence with artists; original works of art; out of print exhibition catalogs; and some rare books. Check out anewly acquired Neil Welliver print and some small scale works by Richard Anuskiewicz too.

    Robert MacIntyre Doty served as the Director of the Currier Museum of Art from 1977 to 1987. He was instrumental in developing the Museum’s photography collection and focusing acquisition efforts on folk art and contemporary works. The majority of his collection of papers was donated to the museum in 2001. Additional material was donated by his widow Joan Doty in 2014. This is the first time this archival material has been accessible to researchers.

  • M.C. Escher: Reality and Illusion

    Sept. 20, 2014 — Jan. 5, 2015


    M.C. Escher created intricate geometric drawings and prints of spaces that can only exist on paper and in the viewer’s mind. His images continue to boggle the eye and the brain, captivating viewers more than 40 years after his death. In Escher’s world, stairways are built upside-down, water runs uphill and every object is reproduced with mathematical precision. This Escher retrospective is one of the largest and most comprehensive ever offered in the United States. Its exclusive New England showing at the Currier Museum of Art will contain his best-known works of art, early family portraits, original preparatory sketches and mezzotints he created, and one of the of lithographic stones he used to print a later work.

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    Image left: M.C. Escher, Waterfall, © 2014 The M.C. Escher Company-The Netherlands. All rights reserved.
    Image right: M.C. Escher, Drawing Hands, © 2014 The M.C. Escher Company-The Netherlands. All rights reserved.

    Exhibition Pricing

    In addition to the regular Museum admission fee, admission to the special exhibition is $5 per adult (18 and older) and per youth (age 13-17). Admission for children 12 and younger is free. Currier Members and their youth family Members receive limited complimentary admission based upon membership level. Children 12 and younger are admitted free. For further details, visit or call 603.669.6144, x152.

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    Exhibition Support

    The Currier’s presentation of the exhibition and related educational programs are sponsored by TD Charitable Foundation and TD Bank; Dyn; The Badger Fund and the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation; and by individual support from Dwight and Susi Churchill and Barbara and Thomas Putnam.

    Escher-inspired programs are supported by the Nashua Arts & Sciences Fund and the Ruth and James Ewing Fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation and the Netherland-America Foundation.

    The exhibition is from the collection of the Herakleidon Museum, Athens, Greece,

    Read the exhibition press release.

  • Dutch and Flemish Masterworks from the Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo Collection

    Sept. 1, 2013 — Jan. 5, 2015

    The Currier Museum of Art presents  a selection of Dutch and Flemish masterworks loaned from the Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo collection. The Van Otterloo Collection recently drew large crowds as it toured the Netherlands and the U.S, opening at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA, then traveling to Houston and San Francisco and then briefly at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The works loaned to the Currier have been acquired since that international tour, and have not been exhibited previously in the U.S. 

    Images: Jan van Huysum, Dutch (1682 - 1749), Flowers in a Terracotta Vase,c. 1730, The Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo Collection; Jacob van Walscapelle, Dutch (1644 - 1727), Still Life of Flowers with a Branch of Peaches, c 1679, The Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo Collection