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Jan. 11, 2014 May 11, 2014
Two years ago, the Currier Museum gave contemporary artist Andrew Witkin the unique opportunity to explore and consider the Currier’s collection, archive and library holdings. The result of that invitation will yield a series of installations throughout the museum intended to give visitors new ways of thinking about historical material and their experiences in museums. The exhibition also explores changes in museum practices and how knowledge shifts over time, opening up the Currier and the stories it tells to re-examination. Witkin is working with many collaborators on this project, including New Hampshire Furniture Master Tom McLaughlin, who is fabricating all the furniture featured in the exhibition.
This exhibition is part of the Contemporary Connections series, which features new work by early- and mid-career artists and invites visitors to experience artistic perspectives that expand on the Currier’s collections, architecture, regional history and/or local geography.
The Currier’s presentation of Exploring the Currier Inside Out: Andrew Witkin, Among Others is generously supported by the NBT Fund.
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Jan. 8, 2014 April 14, 2014
This exhibition showcases the diverse range of arts and crafts that Currier Art Center faculty members and a select group of Master Class instructors create and exhibit throughout our region. All work is for sale and a percentage of the sales from this exhibition will benefit the Art Center’s scholarship fund.
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Image credit: Robert Eshoo, The Letter, 17 x 11 ½”, Watercolor on paper, 2010
Nov. 27, 2013 April 27, 2014
In the 1960s, Pop artist Robert Indiana achieved worldwide acclaim for his bold, graphical images composed of geometric shapes, short words and numbers, including his popular LOVE design, which he used in paintings, sculptures and even a postage stamp in 1973. This exhibition features ten large, colorful silkscreen prints that formed Indiana’s important portfolio entitled Decade. The original silkscreens are composed of symbols and words that reflect Indiana’s response to both the civil rights movement, the Vietnam War and art created by notable gay Americans. Indiana’s painting Decade Autoportrait, 1963 (1971), a new acquisition in the Currier collection, will be on view in the exhibition as a complement to these works on paper.
The Currier’s presentation of Signs from the Sixties: Robert Indiana's Decade is supported by David & Dorothea Jensen and Barbara & Harry Shepler.
Image credits:Robert Indiana, 1968 Black and White Love, 1962 Yield Brother, 1971, screenprint, 39 x 32 in. Museum Purchase: The Henry Melville Fuller Acquisition Fund, 2013.4.9 and 2013.4.3. © 2013 Morgan Art Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.
May 7, 2012 June 1, 2014
The Currier Museum of Art presents five 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. The paintings mark defining moments in each artist’s career.
The Crucifixion by Peter Paul Rubens (about 1618), the first Rubens to be shown at the Currier in the museum’s history, is a powerful, moving depiction of the moment of Jesus’ death.
There are also exquisitely detailed floral still-life paintings by Jacob van Walscapelle (about 1679) and Jan van Huysum (about 1730). A comic genre painting by Jan Steen, The Cardplayers (about 1660), is full of intrigue and underhanded activity. A lively mythological composition painted with jewel-like surfaces by Joachim Wtewael (1598) is almost miniature in scale.
Images: Jan Havicksz Steen, Dutch (1626 - 1679), An Elegant Company in an Interior with Figures Playing Cards at a Table, n.d., The Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo Collection; Joachim Wtewael, Dutch (Utrecht, 1566 - 1638, Utrecht), The Apulian Shepherd, 1598, The Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo Collection