Now On View
Focus Exhibition: Modern Architecture in Manchester: The Frank Lloyd Wright Designed Zimmerman House
May 1, 2015 Aug. 10, 2015
2015 marks the 25th anniversary of public tours of the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Zimmerman House. Through August, the Currier Museum Library and Archives is celebrating with a focus exhibition of objects from the Zimmerman Family Collection as well as material the Museum acquired and produced during the restoration and management of the historic house.
Isadore and Lucille Zimmerman moved to Manchester in 1935. They purchased a 13-room Colonial Revival home not far from the Currier Museum of Art, but soon found that the house did not fit their lifestyle. The Zimmermans hired architect Frank Lloyd Wright to design for them a small but spacious home.
The Zimmermans lived in their Wright-designed home from its completion in 1952 for the remainder of their lives. When Lucille Zimmerman died in 1988 she donated the house and its contents to the Currier Museum. The bequest included the furniture and fine art collection, photographs, correspondence and books. After two years of conservation and restoration, the house was opened to the public in 1990. In 2015, we are celebrating 25 years of public tours of the Zimmerman House.
The objects in the exhibition include material from the Archive collections including: correspondence, photographs, architectural drawings, books and ephemera.
Zimmerman House by Jeff Nintzel Photography.
Isadore and Lucille Zimmerman, Zimmerman Family Papers, Currier Museum of Art Archives.
Feb. 14, 2015 June 15, 2015
Two new acquisitions provide the heart of a focus exhibition of works by one of America’s best-known photorealist painters, Richard Estes (born 1932). Painterly to Precise: Richard Estes at the Currier, on view from February 14 through June 15, 2015, complements the current exhibition Still Life: 1970s Photorealism. His work was recently featured in a popular and critically lauded career retrospective at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C. and the Portland Museum of Art in Maine, Richard Estes’ Realism. NPR’s Susan Stamberg called Estes, “An intense observer of the built environment.” He currently lives in coastal Maine and New York City, two of his most often painted locales.
Read the exhibition press release.
Image credit: Richard Estes, Baby Doll Lounge, 1978, oil on canvas. Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, New Hampshire. Museum Purchase: The Henry Melville Fuller Acquisition Fund, 2014.48. © Richard Estes, courtesy Marlborough Gallery, New York.