Sunday post

I’m going to go highbrow for just one post, and it seems appropriate to do it on Sunday. For one, there’s not as much blog traffic on the weekends, and for two, I can always blame Ace of Spades for leading with their Sunday book posts.

I had about an hour and a half to kill in Manchester, NH last week and didn’t want to spend it waiting at the airport. One of the local points of interest is the Currier Museum of Art. This being New England, I thought that meant Currier and Ives. Turns out Moody Currier was a New Hampshire governor who endowed the museum, not Nathaniel Currier the lithographer.

I was not expecting a very nice collection of art including some by people I’ve actually heard of. There was some ugly modern art, but most of it was art I wouldn’t mind having and a few items I would expect in larger, more famous museums like the Louvre. Even better, I happened to be there for the special exhibit of “Printmaking in the Age of Rembrandt”, which had some really fine detailed works by Rembrandt and other Dutch artists. Non-flash photography was allowed everywhere except in the special exhibit.

I also had a zen moment putting this post together. How can you tell if the photo of an Impressionist painting is blurry? (hint: the frame)

If I had had more time, I would have liked to have seen the Zimmerman house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.

We now return you to daily ‘splodey and weekly Load HEAT.

8 thoughts on “Sunday post”

    1. Pretty sure the Rubens was just visiting. Still, a lot more than I expected out of a little museum. There was a Grandma Moses, a Georgia O’Keeffe, and a Frederic Edwin Church as well, but my hands were too shaky for those pics to turn out.

  1. So, no displays that exploded or fired any projectiles or anything?

    Governor Currier was a Dartmouth grad, by the way.

  2. Oh. Thanks a lot Brad! You made me google “andres serrano”. Nice. Until then I would have guessed he was a middle infielder.

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