Ann and Harte Crow Print CollectionIn 2009 the Currier received a major gift of thirty-nine works on paper from Ann and Harte Crow of New Hampshire. The donation, noted for its extraordinary quality, constitutes one of the most important acquisitions of American prints in the museum's history. Included are signature examples by regionalist artists Grand Wood, Thomas Hart Benton, and Dartmouth graduate and professor, Paul Sample, who had his first retrospective exhibition in 1948 at the Currier. The Crow gift also adds depth to the permanent collection, which includes major related paintings of the same era by Edward Hopper, Charles Sheeler, and Paul Sample, and Realist artist Neil Welliver and Jane Freilicher. This important gift strengthens the Currier's ability to demonstrate the continuity and richness of trends in twentieth-century American art.
From Homer to Hopper: American Watercolor Masterworks from the Currier Museum of Art
This exhibition featured extraordinary works by such nationally known masters as Winslow Homer, Maurice Prendergast, Childe Hassam, Rockwell Kent, Edward Hopper, Charles Burchfield, John Marin, Charles Sheeler, Stuart Davis, and Andrew Wyeth.
Drawn from the impressive collection the Currier has built over its 80-year history, these watercolors have not been exhibited as a group for two decades because of the fragile nature of the medium. The exhibition included about seventy works that trace the history of watercolor over the last 175 years. A strong representation of work by important New Hampshire artists ranged from portraits by nineteenth-century itinerant painter Joseph H. Davis to landscapes by New Hampshire Living Treasure award winner John Hatch and abstract compositions by contemporary painter and sculptor Varujan Boghosian.
This exhibition is supported in part by a grant from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Please enjoy our online catalogue for the exhibition!
Henry Melville Fuller Paperweight Collection
In 1998, Henry Melville Fuller donated his extraordinary collection of 330 glass paperweights to the Currier. A long-time trustee and patron of the Currier, Mr. Fuller assembled a collection that was uniformly high in quality and included a wide range of manufacturers and artists. The Fuller collection includes outstanding examples from the major French glass houses of Baccarat, Clichy and Saint-Louis and works by prominent twentieth-century artists including Paul Ysart, Charles Kaziun, Paul Stankard, Delmo and Debbie Tarsitano, and Nashua, New Hampshire artist Rick Ayotte.
Lotte Jacobi Photograph Collection
Lotte Jacobi is regarded as a leading figure in twentieth-century photography. Jacobi established her reputation in Berlin, Germany before immigrating to New York in 1935. In 1955 she moved to Deering, New Hampshire, where she became a key figure in the state's arts community. Jacobi is best known for her photographs of famous men and women, many of which are now part of our collective, visual consciousness. The Currier's collection of over 400 photographs is only surpassed by the holdings at the Tokyo Fuji Art Museum.