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Currier Museum of Art

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Address: 150 Ash Street, Manchester, NH 03104
Phone Number: 603-669-6144
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11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Mon 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed - Fri 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: City walk sightseeing

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Great Family Trip

I went to the museum with my 1 year old daughter. Super friendly staff. I didn't now have to open a door the whole time. The photorealistic exhibit was amazing. There was no "take... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
Richard W
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I went to the museum with my 1 year old daughter. Super friendly staff. I didn't now have to open a door the whole time. The photorealistic exhibit was amazing. There was no "take home" souvenirs available for this exhibit. Wonderful trip. I would go back if I am ever in the area again.

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

Thanks for stopping by, Richard W and for bringing your one-year old to the Museum. We kind of think that you can never be too young, or too old, to view art! We hope to see you again. More 

Manchester, New Hampshire
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Go here all the time. Not only is the art collection superior, but the First Thursday nights are fun. Went there on First Thursday in February for a 70's party. Danced like crazy to all the old songs played by a great DJ. The museum tours are always informative. Also special is the tour of a Frank Lloyd Wright house.

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

Hi PaulinePinard: Thanks for the thumbs up on our Currier After Hours events. The 70s event you mentioned was pretty memorable--we're still talking about it here in the Museum. Tours of the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Zimmerman House start up again in mid-April and tickets will be on sale starting April 1. More 

Manchester, New Hampshire
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I love this place! Good diverse collection of art. Saw the Escher exhibit--thoroughly enjoyed it. A visit to the Currier is a great way to spend a relaxing afternoon

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

Hi Diane L: Glad you enjoyed the Escher exhibition. We install new special exhibitions at the Currier roughly every four months (Photorealism and Richard Estes are up now) and we also make changes to our permanent collection fairly frequently, so we hope you stop by again sometime. More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Be sure to sign up for the tour of the Frank Lloyd Wright house. In addition they have a surprising collection of paintings by great masters.

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

Hi mrickett: Thanks for the great review. Just to let you and others know, the Zimmerman House is closed every year from early January through mid-April so we can preserve the building and the fragile items inside. Tickets will go on sale for the 2015 tours in early April. Keep an eye on our website and our Facebook feed for... More 

Manchester, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Really nice architecture, a very impressive collection. It is like stepping into another world and into a world class city. The Winter Garden Café is a great little retreat to enjoy a cup of coffee or a sandwich.

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

Hi badabing77474 I'm glad you like our expansion! The Winter Garden Café has become a popular lunch spot and has also been the spot for quite a few weddings and events since we opened it in 2008. Travelers (and locals) may not know that you don't have to pay for Museum admission to eat at the Café, but why not... More 

Portland, Maine
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43 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

I was recently visiting a close friend in Manchester, and she suggested we stop to see the exhibit: "Still Life: 1970's Photorealism." We went during their free to the public Saturday morning time, starting at 9 am. We were so glad we did. As we had limited time, we only went to this particular exhibit, though I have seen other... More 

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

Hi James F, Thanks for visiting from Portland. You have a wonderful museum there, too, and they recently had a show of photorealistic paintings by Richard Estes. If you saw that show you'll love our focus exhibition that opens on 2/14 featuring works by Estes in the Currier's collection, including two amazing new acquisitions, a painting and a screenprint. Check... More 

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31 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

it was a really pleasant surprise visiting this museum on a cold Sunday morning. It has some tremendous works of art. We just wished that we could have spent longer looking around the collections. Highly recommended.

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

Thanks UK John N. You've pretty much made my day! We hope you have a chance to stop by again sometime. More 

Merrimack, New Hampshire
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5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015 via mobile

We had the chance to visit the Escher exhibit at the Currier just after Christmas, for a small local art museum this one is very welcome and worth a visit. If you have the time visit the Zimmerman house but keep in mind it is not for people with walkers or wheelchairs. I visit the Currier at least once a... More 

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

Thanks, Beverly C. Just so you know, we change our special exhibitions about every four months, so there's always something new to see here. We hope you stop by again soon to see our new Photorealism and Richard Estes shows. The latter opens on 2/14. More 

Manchester, New Hampshire
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Modest sized art gallery with great exhibits and they also host great traveling exhibits. Recently just finished the Escher exhibit before it returned to Europe. This exhibit attracted thousands and it increased in attendance by word of mouth. The layout is excellent and the attention to detail, from lighting to presentation is comparable to the best galleries I have visited... More 

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

Hi Ken C: It's funny you should mention lighting because we just included an article in our Member's magazine on the difficulties we faced switching to LED lighting. It sounds like we got it right, though! Thanks for visiting! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 via mobile

I've been a member for many years. The cost is very reasonable. The special exhibits are extremely well put together. I loved the Escher exhibit. The regular displays are also very attractive. The staff are always nice and helpful.

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

Thanks for being a Currier Member, Anclife. It's nice to hear that you like the art we have on view and our staff, too! More 

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