The Currier Museum of Art was previously known as the Currier Art Gallery. It is situated in Manchester in New Hampshire, USA. The Currier Museum of Art is located on 52 Hanover Street.
History of the Currier Museum of Art:
The Currier Museum of Art was established in 1929 as the Currier Art Gallery. It was founded on a bequest from Governor Moody Currier, a former governor of New Hampshire and his wife Hannah. The museum was set up as an advancement and beneficiary institution for the public. In 1915, a board of trustees was appointed after the death of Currier's third wife. The trustees carried out the last wishes of Moody Currier and built a structure which was opened as an art gallery. The gallery has an additional art center for art activities. The art activities can be availed of by people of all ages. The art center was shifted in 1998 to the premises of a former Women's Aid Home.
The name of the gallery was changed to Currier Museum of Art in the September of 2002. The Currier Museum of Art has undergone several renovations. On June 30 2005, the first renovation resulted in the shifting of the museum offices from Beech Street to Pearl Street. The museumís next renovation was scheduled for June 27th 2006.
Collection at the Currier Museum of Art:
The permanent collection at the Currier Museum of Art is recognized globally and has
European, American paintings, decorative arts, photographs and sculptures.
The collection is comprised of works by renowned artists such as Picasso, Matisse, Monet, Georgia O'Keeffe, Calder, Scheier and Goldsmith, John Singer Sargent and Andrew Wyeth.
The Currier Museum of Art is currently undergoing renovations which require the museum to be closed for eighteen months. The current renovations were started in 2006. The museum hosts many public programs. The programs include tours, live classical music sessions and family activities on special Family Days. Family activities are specially designed events for all age groups.