Currier After Hours: Pint-size pictures with a twist

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View a unique collection of American miniatures and raise a pint.

MANCHESTER, NH – It’s the little things that mean so much, even in the art world.

A new exhibition, “Intimate Keepsakes: American Portrait Miniatures – A Gift from Charles A. Gilday,” is all about the little things – and you can enjoy it on April 5, with a twist.

The public is invited to take tours of this fun show while enjoying pints from your favorite local microbreweries during a special Currier After Hours event from 6-9 p.m.

Try delicious samples from Aigean Ales and learn about the new Manchvegas Brew Bus tours. Also enjoy unique art activities and games.

A cash bar and full menu will be available in the Winter Garden Café. The event is free with museum admission.

You can join the event via Facebook here.

The Currier Museum of Art is located at 150 Ash St., Manchester.

About the exhibit

In 2017, Charles Gilday, a noted collector and independent scholar, gave the Currier more than 25 American portrait miniatures dating from the 1770s to the 1930s. This important gift introduces this unique art form into the Currier’s strong American holdings. These delicate portraits – some measuring little more than an inch in length – are rendered in watercolor on thin slices of translucent ivory. Miniatures were often housed in gilt cases, some with plaits of the loved one’s hair. The exotic, fragile materials of miniatures enhanced their cherished associations.

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