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Currier Museum of Art

150 Ash Street, Manchester, NH 03104
603-669-6144
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Ranked #1 of 15 Attractions in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
Activities: City walk sightseeing
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Kingston, New Hampshire
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49 reviews 49 reviews
4 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

We had been planning a trip to the Currier for some time and the Escher show seemed a good reason for getting there. We first stopped to see the Van Gogh on loan to the museum. To be so close to such a legendary artist's work is always special. Additionally there are Picassos, Hoppers and O'Keefes... all very important artists.... More

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Somewhere In Wa
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30 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 NEW

Extraordinary Escher show that traced the artists develpment from doing Italian scenic works - albeit from extremely ingenious view-points, all the way through to his more mathematical, architectural and mind and reality-bending works. He was the genius of perspective, forcing us to see metamorphosis as it could have been, seamless, part of the chain of existence.

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curriermuseum, Public Relations Director at Currier Museum of Art, responded to this review

Wow...thanks for the great review, glamborghini! You totally captured the central thesis of the exhibition and you obviously had fun in the Escher exhibition. Stop by again sometime! More

Elmhurst, Il
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59 reviews 59 reviews
14 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We arrived shortly after the 1p docent tour and caught up with it. Really added a lot to our visit. Wish he could have gone longer.

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curriermuseum, Public Relations Director at Currier Museum of Art, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, biggerfoot! Glad you had a chance to stop by from Illinois! More

MA
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135 reviews 135 reviews
57 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Visited this museum after our tour of the nearby Zimmerman House, owned by the museum. The museum is small and compact, but impressive. There is an atrium in the center with a really wonderful café for lunch and snacks (hello fig and prosciutto pizza, yum!). Plentiful and free parking. There is an Escher exhibit on now which was very busy.

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curriermuseum, Public Relations Director at Currier Museum of Art, responded to this review

Hi BooKat: Thanks for the review and I'll pass your comment on to our amazing chef, Joe! More

Portland, Maine
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130 reviews 130 reviews
41 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We chose to visit this weekend due to the Escher exhibit. That said, the regular collection was wonderful. As we've been exploring "small art museums," many of them are just delightful gems that one can cover thoroughly in 3 hours or so, coming away more inspired than overwhelmed. Yep, about 3 hours. Loved the modern American gallery, with furniture, sculpture,... More

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curriermuseum, Public Relations Director at Currier Museum of Art, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the effusively positive review of the Currier, davioAz. We're glad you came down from beautiful Portland to check us out and look forward to having you visit again! More

Woodbridge, Virginia
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152 reviews 152 reviews
69 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I came here fo see the M. C. Escher exhibit. You could spend hours just studying one piece from this amazing artist! The museum also had a Van Gogh on display. Many American artists are here as well, including my favorite, Thomas Cole. There are also pieces of 18th century furniture. The gift shop is incredible! I did a lot... More

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curriermuseum, Public Relations Director at Currier Museum of Art, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping by the Currier, Sonia719 and I'm glad to hear you enjoyed the Escher exhibition, van Gogh loan and our permanent collection! More

Orlando, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We had time to see American art and furniture. They have some really nice pieces of traditional american furniture and non-traditional early American furniture. The art was mostly by artists who were either born or lived in the New England states.

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curriermuseum, Public Relations Director at Currier Museum of Art, responded to this review

It's good to hear that you made it up to the second floor, Terre M! Please stop by the Currier again sometime when you're in the area! More

Massachusetts
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 via mobile

We went for the Escher Exhibit, which was outstanding, but came away impressed with the permanent collection as well. Nice courtyard and gift shop also. We will be back to visit the Frank Lloyd Wright Zimmerman house

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curriermuseum, Public Relations Director at Currier Museum of Art, responded to this review

We love the Escher exhibition, too, not surprisingly. Glad you had a good time at the Currier, Notablerose. Stop by again! More

Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

The Currier has an excellent and well displayed permanent collection. They have frequent special exhibits that are extremely varied in nature . They bring in exhibits that the larger museums would not normally present, so there's a really interesting eclectic nature to these. This makes frequent visits to the museum a necessity if you're in the area.

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curriermuseum, Public Relations Director at Currier Museum of Art, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind review zanchuk! More

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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85 reviews 85 reviews
19 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

A friend took me here for a visit and it was very good. A good range of art work, furniture and glassworks. Well displayed in a cool and calm environment. Nice staff who were willing to chat. We also enjoyed a relaxing snack lunch here. Free car parking and an interesting small shop. Well worth a visit as there are... More

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curriermuseum, Public Relations Director at Currier Museum of Art, responded to this review

Glad you had a good time at the Currier, Macleod M. More

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