Currier Museum of Art, Manchester

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At Currier Museum of Art you can see thousands of pieces of European and American art, including works from great masters, such as John Singer Sargent, Picasso, and Monet. The diverse collection includes items from medieval tapestries to contemporary prints and sculptures. Works of local artists are well represented, with a special emphasis given to the state's tradition of decorative furniture-making. With the admission fee, you can access the museum's permanent collection. For an additional cost, you can see special exhibits and a visit the nearby Zimmerman House, an architectural masterpiece with a rich art collection. Before you head to Manchester, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Manchester online trip itinerary builder , to make sure you see all that Manchester has to offer, including Currier Museum of Art.
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  • The museum has a nice variety of permanent exhibits and we enjoyed some of the recent temporary exhibit (paper cutting was amazing!  more »
  • We went to see the Toulouse-Lautrec exhibit on loan from the MOMA. A free, general guided tour of the museum was starting as we arrived and we were invited to join. It was an eclectic group and the do...  more »
  • Wonderful collections!!!! Enjoy all of them, and had a great time. My only disappointed was the unfriendly and rude gift shop employee (especially the one who worked on 12/30/2017). She made my trip i...  more »
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  • This has got to be one of the nicest small museums in the country. My daughter has a PhD in art history so I have been to a fair share of museums. Parking was free and convenient and the basic galleries were free as well. The Currier has a very fine collection of American, European and contemporary art as well as a very interesting glass collection. Also a nice gift shop.
  • Great place. We were there for the kids New Year's Eve party. Was lots of fun. We look forward to going back to see the art. Maybe without the 5 year old. Here he is imitating the grumpy painting.
  • I really enjoyed my time in this museum. It is a small museum with decent European/American collection of old and modern art - paintings, sculptures, furniture, objects, temporary exhibits and Zimmerman house tour. Currier After Hours - first Thursday of each month. Second Saturday of each month 10 to noon is free for NH residents. Regurall admission fee Adults $15. Coffee and small shop.
  • Had a great day at the museum. The artwork is very diverse, and the descriptions and introductions to each section give you a good understanding of what the artists of that time and region were trying to do with their work. Very worth the trip. Especially if you have a library card. Many libraries offer free passes to various museums.
  • An anonymous donor has generously loaned the museum a beautiful Van Gogh painting! Getting to see it was an extra-special bonus on top of all the other wonderful artworks the museum has on display. Definitely worth the trip!

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