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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, Museums
Activities: City walk sightseeing
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Brookline, New Hampshire, United States
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44 reviews 44 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We just visited the Escher exhibit. Every time I have visited the Currier, I experience an exhibit worthy of a much larger museum in a much larger city. i have seen unique exhibits here that still resonate years later. The Zimmermann house is worth a visit all on its own. manchester can be proud of its unique museum, and the... More

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

Thanks, Therry N! We do try to aim high at the Currier. Our wonderful community has supported us for 85 years now, so they deserve the effort! :) See you again, we hope! More

Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The Currier Museum of Art is a lovely place, definitely worth the visit, even if you're traveling from Massachusetts. We went there to see the M.C. Escher exhibit, but the museum has many beautiful items on display. The museum's holdings include not only paintings but also a nice collection of sculptures and decorative art, both modern and antique, such as... More

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

Hi JolantaTravels, Thanks both for the tripadvisor review and the blog post about the Currier. I'm glad you found your way to the family-based Discovery Gallery and hope you have a chance to check out our Contemporary Gallery in your next visit. We're less than an hour north of downtown Boston on I-93, so we're actually not too far up... More

Baltimore, Maryland
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78 reviews 78 reviews
18 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

It was very nice with jammed packed gift shop that had something for everyone. It was very peaceful and the displays of artwork were well layed out if you just wanted to ponder the piece. They also had a nice cafe with fresh food and baked goods which made for a nice treat for my wife and I.

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

Hi canddlove! Thanks for the visit from Ball-mer and thanks, also, for the positive review! More

Londonderry, New Hampshire
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Manchester has a diamond in the rough. Not a huge fan of art museums, but this one is very nice. Not heavy in any one particular area. Some very fine art.

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

I'm glad you enjoyed your visit to the Currier, JR! We're all about creating a "no pressure" environment here. More

Manchester, New Hampshire
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The M.C. Escher exhibit which is now at the Currier Museum in Manchester, NH through Jan 5 is well worth the visit. I had no idea I would find it so interesting and fascinating. If you are going to be in the area, you should check out the Currier's internet site. It gives a far better description of what you... More

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

Thanks for the review, mobilegrandma! For what it's worth, if you want to avoid crowds, our weekday hours are for you: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. More

Monkland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Excellent shows. Very will managed museum. We visit the area 2-3 times a year and always make a special trip to the museum.

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

Hi Michael: Thanks so much for the positive review. Please stop by again! More

Suffern, New York
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We were very happy we made time in our visit to Manchester to be able to visit the extensive Escher exhibit and enjoyed the entire Currier Museum of Art which includes a Picasso. This is a great place to enjoy a lovely afternoon. My 13 year old son was especially thrilled with the Escher exhibit because he loves optical illusions.... More

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

Hi YHMSGH: I'm glad you had a chance to visit the Currier while in town the other day. We hope you have the opportunity to visit again! More

West Brattleboro, Vermont
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55 reviews 55 reviews
17 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We find ourselves driving to Manchester more and more frequently to see their eye opening special exhibitions. The permanent collection is small by big-city standards but their recent Romaire Bearden show and the current huge Escher show have been absolute stunners, brilliantly and thoughtfully curated with wonderful "rest stops" inside the exhibitions featuring opportunities to create art and to learn... More

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

Hi scrapple1, Thanks for the wonderful review, and we're glad to hear that folks are regularly driving 90 minutes from West Bratt to see our special exhibitions and permanent collection! We have some great shows planned for the future and hope you make it back. Just to let you know, we are working with the state and city to improve... More

Kingston, New Hampshire
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53 reviews 53 reviews
4 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

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

Hi Watervilleray: Thanks for stopping by and spending time here at the Currier. We appreciate the visit and the wonderful review, too, and hope you have a chance to visit again! More

Somewhere In Wa
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104 reviews 104 reviews
30 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

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

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