My photographic tour of Currier Museum of Art

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GailI wanted to share my experience at The Currier Museum of Art with you. I was a member for a year and have visited many times as pieces get changed out from time to time, so there’s always something new to see.  I find it awesome that if you are not a member you can go for free. I took this off their website:

Free Museum admission for NH residents is available on the second Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. until noon. NH residents who arrive before noon can stay all day for free! Additional fees for special exhibitions will be charged, even during these hours.                                     screen-shot-2016-10-08-at-12-10-29-am

Hours & Information

Hours
Sunday, Monday, Wednesday-Friday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
We are closed on Tuesdays.

We are open until 9 p.m. for Currier After Hours events, generally held on the first Thursday of each month. Please consult our Calendar for complete details and updated event information.

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My friends and I have always enjoyed The Winter Garden Café for lunch. It’s huge and spacious and there’s a menu to choose from for every ones palate. Here’s what I took off their website:

Winter Garden Café Hours
Join us for lunch! 11 a.m.–3:30 p.m., Sunday*, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday**, Friday and Saturday.
Closed on Tuesdays

Members receive a 10 percent discount on food and beverages in the Winter Garden Café (please show a current membership card; excludes tax).

The light-filled Café is the perfect spot to stop for lunch during your Museum visit. Socialize over a cappuccino, have a business meeting, or enhance your group tour visit with a catered lunch. Menu selections include fresh salads, seasonal soups and sandwiches and fresh baked pastries. A children’s menu is also available.

I would like to share with you some photos that I had taking on recent trips. You can take photo’s but without a flash. No video or tripods are allowed.screen-shot-2016-10-08-at-12-12-48-am

There are many kinds of furniture that are quite exquisite. The details in some pieces always amaze me. This particular piece has so many carved animals in it. It always reminds me of my late husband Bob.

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I can’t imagine the amount of time making this one piece of elegance.

The art work and paintings are beautiful.

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My favorite room I call the Holy Room. I just love everything about it. Instead of telling you about it I am hoping my photos give you great perspective on it. Some are 3D. I look around and some are sketching art work on their pads sitting quietly. I’m in this room the longest. It’s quite beautiful.

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You can spend at least three hours here looking around and enjoying lunch in their café. Winters coming. Why not enjoy a free admission for NH residents. Again, second Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. until noon. Make sure you bring your photo ID with you. If you can’t make it then. Here is Museum Admission fees.

Museum Admission
Adult $15
Senior (65+) $13
Student $10
Youth (13-17) $5
Members and children younger than 13 are always free.

Come see Manchester’s Currier Museum of Art. Check out their website as they have tours to The Zimmerman House also built by Frank Lloyd Wright. The only Wright home open to the public in New England, it is also one of only a few Wright buildings owned and operated by an art museum.

Enjoy my photos and I hope it makes you want to go see for yourself. Just remember some pictures cannot be photographed and there will be a sign next to those that cannot be photographed.


carol-2Gail Durant is the fourth-oldest from a family of 13 children. She has lived in Manchester her whole life with the exception of one year in Hillsboro. She worked for 41 years in shoe shops, laundry and manufacturing and fully retired five years ago. She lost her husband Bob almost three years ago to brain cancer, and is currently writing a book about their love story, Bob’s diagnosis, and the signs she receives from him, to this day. Proceeds from the book will go to charities to help children in some way and also for brain cancer research.  She resides in Manchester with her dog, Miss Spirit (short for Christmas Spirit) and has a daughter she adopted a few years ago, who came into her life at age 7 and is now 40. She has enjoyed photography most of her life, and loves taking random shots, and spinning the thoughts she has into stories, with pictures.

 

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Carol Robidoux

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Longtime NH journalist and publisher of ManchesterInkLink.com. Loves R&B, German beer, and the Queen City!