Urban Landscapes: Manchester and the Modern American City
June 11, 2016 - August 29, 2016
The urban environment has been a constant source of inspiration for artists, particularly since the rise of the city during the Industrial Revolution and subsequent rapid modernization during the 20th century. Urban Landscapes will present paintings, prints and photographs inspired by cities throughout the United States, including Manchester, the Currier’s post-industrial metropolitan home. The works in this exhibition will feature realistic, romanticized and abstracted views of the cities’ most defining features—such as Manchester’s Amoskeag Mills and the skyscrapers of New York City. Poignant street scenes will reveal the diverse experiences of city-dwellers.
Image: Jerome Liebling, (American, 1924-2011), Soho at Night, NYC, 1989 (printed 2010), inkjet print, 33 x 44 1/2 in., Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, New Hampshire. Gift of the Artist, 2010.10.