MANCHESTER, NH — Visit The Paris of Toulouse-Lautrec: Prints and Posters From The Museum of Modern Art September 30, 2017 through January 7, 2018. Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec’s instantly recognizable posters are fixtures on the walls of millions of homes worldwide. Although the original works of art are more than 100 years old, their continued prevalence is a reminder of the influence he continues to have on art, and especially graphic design. Lautrec’s often colorful lithographs reveal the enduring beauty of Paris. They also feature the city’s more shadowy figures, whose lives the artist celebrated through his art. Drawn from the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, the Currier’s exclusive New England presentation will present more than 100 posters, prints and illustrated books. $5 special exhibition charge applies for those not-yet-members who are 13 years and older.
Also experience the Currier Museum of Art’s focused exhibition Monet: Pathways to Impressionism through November 13. One of the Museum’s most beloved paintings, Claude Monet’s The Bridge at the Bougival (1869), is recognized as one of only a handful of early pictures that foreshadow his development of Impressionism. For the first time, it will be on view with three other Monet masterpieces, each representing a milestone in the artist’s career including the Kimbell Art Museum’s Pointe de la Heve at Low Tide, the MFA Boston’s Cap Martin, and Charing Cross Bridge.
Free Lautrec Late Nights
October 19 and 26, November 9 and 16 and December 14, 5 to 9 pm
Special late night hours on selected Thursday evenings give even more chances to view The Paris of Toulouse-Lautrec: Prints and Posters From The Museum of Modern Art! Enjoy tours, plays, poetry, and more. A cash bar and food for purchase will be available in the Winter Garden Café. Films will be shown on the evenings of October 19, November 9 and December 14 at 6:30 pm and will present some of the most popular cinematic portrayals of Toulouse-Lautrec and his beloved Moulin Rouge. General admission is free. A $5 special exhibition charge applies for not-yet-members. See below for details on October Late Night events.
Educator Walkthrough: The Paris of Toulouse-Lautrec
Prints and Posters From The Museum of Modern Art
Wednesday, October 4, 4 to 5 pm
Local educators are invited to visit the exhibition with Museum Educator and Lead Interpreter Ann Bible. Explore Lautrec’s memorable portrait of late-19th-century Paris through the outstanding collection of prints and posters from the Museum of Modern Art, New York, on view at the Currier. Free for Currier Members, $5 for educators. Reservations required.
Currier After Hours: Oktoberfest
Thursday, October 5, 6 to 9 pm
Kick off your Oktoberfest celebration at the Currier! We will have Neighborhood Beer Co. from Exeter, NH providing samples of their complex and innovative German-style ales and lagers, bratwurst, live German music, and tours that explore work in the collection connected to Germany. A cash bar and full menu are available for purchase in the Winter Garden Café, along with a specialty cocktail. General admission applies. A $5 special exhibition charge applies to view The Paris of Toulouse-Lautrec for those not-yet-members who are 13 years and older.
Educator Workshop: Lautrec and the Cult of Celebrity
Printmaking and Exhibition Visit
Friday, October 6, 9 am to 4 pm
Before so many people became mini t.v. producers on social media, there was the medium of lithography. Join us for a hands-on interdisciplinary workshop in connection with the exhibition, The Paris of Toulouse-Lautrec. With the spotlight on the star performers of late-19th-century Paris so memorably captured in Lautrec’s prints and posters, we’ll consider how celebrity has evolved with technological change. Award-winning printmaker and NHIA faculty member Bill Cass will lead the conversation with Museum Educator and Lead Interpreter Ann Bible, who will facilitate a visit to the exhibition. The afternoon session will take place at NHIA and feature a demonstration of lithography and the Japanese woodblock printing process inspiring Lautrec. Workshop attendees will leave with their own lithograph (no experience or supplies necessary!) and a workbook of ideas for the classroom. For K-12 art, history, science, French, English, and music teachers (all teachers welcome). Professional development hours provided. Limited to 20 participants. $105 or $95 for members. One hour for lunch – feel free to bring your own or purchase lunch in our café. Registration required at: http://currier.org/event/educator-workshop/
Second Sunday Jazz Brunch
Sunday, October 8, 10 am to 2 pm
Enjoy a delicious brunch while talented local jazz musicians entertain you. For the full menu, visit Currier.org/visit/cafe. Reservations are recommended and can be made by emailing JazzBrunch@Currier.org or by calling 603.669.6144 x 108 during museum hours. $19.95 for adults; $6.95 for children 10 and under; $8.95 continental only. Price does not include general admission to the galleries.
Wednesday, October 11, 2 to 3:30 pm
The Alzheimer’s Café is an opportunity for people with Alzheimer’s and dementia – along with their loved ones and caregivers – to enjoy art and good company in a safe space. FREE to attend, no RSVP required. Supported by the Bruce and Rose Marie McColl Family.
A Walk Out of the Woods: HOPE for NH Recovery Fundraiser
Thursday, October 12, 5:30 to 9 pm
Join us as the Currier Museum of Art hosts, "A Walk out of the Woods," a one-of-a-kind fashion event and fundraiser to benefit HOPE for NH Recovery, showcasing an exclusive collection from Sanguine designers Laura Coulter McCarthy and Harry Umen. The inspired collection, "A Walk Out of the Woods," celebrates the HOPE for NH Recovery's mission to support all people impacted by addiction and seeking compassionate pathways to recovery. The collection represents the transition and stages of addiction and recovery, reflecting textures, patterns and colors that pivot between darkness and light, cool and warmth, and offer visual contrasts that suggest the struggles of individuals seeking recovery and hope.
The charity fashion event will begin with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres and the opportunity to tour the Currier Museum's current special exhibition. The Paris of Toulouse-Lautrec: Prints and Posters From The Museum of Modern Art. Raffles and a live auction will add to the evening, featuring stunning pieces of art by premier local artists including Jon Brooks, Vivian Beer and Bruce McColl.
The Currier Museum of Art is pleased to host this unique event, and HOPE for NH Recovery is honored to be the beneficiary. HOPE could not operate without the generosity of community partners and sponsors. This fundraising effort will allow Hope to continue the important work of helping those impacted by the opioid crisis and get them the help they desperately need.
Side Door Music Series
Friday, October 13, 6 to 9:30 pm
Join us for the launch of our new Side Door Music Series that brings talented musicians from across the globe to the Currier Museum of Art. The series will kick off with the stellar talent of Heather Maloney, a Massachusetts-based singer-songwriter named “Artist to Watch” by Spin Magazine, who will intrigue you with her unique sound. Ms. Maloney is a dynamic and intensely creative Americana singer-songwriter. Her lyrics can stand alone as beautiful poetry, and yet, combined with her vocals and guitar, elevate to something wholly magical. On stage, Ms. Maloney performs with engaging humility, humor and poise. In this inaugural performance of the Side Door Music Series, Ms. Maloney will be supported by Ryan Hommel on vocals and guitar. Also enjoy opening act Hannah & Maggie. They are an award-winning folk-pop duo from NYC/Northampton, MA. Commended as “the blue-eyed soul of folk” and “a flawless continuation of the singer-songwriter tradition,” they’re most often compared to The Indigo Girls and Simon & Garfunkel. They just released their fourth studio album ‘Oh No’ on May 19th to a rapidly growing and spectacularly enthusiastic fan base.
Special entrance and check-in for the show via the side door on Beech Street. A cash snack and cocktail bar will be available on the lower level of the museum adjacent to the auditorium. Tickets: $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Special Members pricing of $20 through September 23. Visit http://currier.org/event/side-door/
Creative Studio: Hat Creations
Saturday, October 14, 10 am to 1 pm
Free admission for NH residents: 10 am to noon
Participate in a unique art activity that invites you to make your own chapeau. You will get lots of inspiration for your hat design from current exhibition The Paris of Toulouse- Lautrec. Adults and children are welcome to drop by one of the Museum’s studio spaces to participate. Sponsored by the Botnick Family Foundation and E&R Laundry and Dry Cleaning
Free New Hampshire Second Saturday
Saturday, October 14, 10 am to noon
New Hampshire residents receive free museum general admission before noon, courtesy of The Botnick Family Foundation and E&R Laundry and Dry Cleaners. Stop by to browse the galleries and enjoy creative studio.
Free Lautrec Late Night
Thursday, October 19, 5 to 9 pm
Enjoy a showing of Moulin Rouge (1952), which offers a fictional account of the life of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Come early for dinner and enjoy a cash bar and full menu in our Winter Garden Café. Not a movie fan? Join Assistant Curator Samantha Cataldo for a focus tour of The Paris of Toulouse-Lautrec and then participate in an art-making activity. Free general admission. A $5 special exhibition charge applies for those not-yet-members who are 13 years and older to view The Paris of Toulouse-Lautrec.
Film Series: Moulin Rouge (1952)
Thursday, October 19, 6:30 to 8:30 pm
In connection with The Paris of Toulouse-Lautrec exhibition, this film series will explore some of the many cinematic portrayals of Toulouse-Lautrec. Each film portrays the spectacle of cafés and cabarets, dancers and dwellers who populate the slopes of the “Mount of the Martyr” at the end of the nineteenth century. Join us on October 19 for a screening of Moulin Rouge (1952). Academy Award-winner José Ferrer stars as Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec in this fictionalized tale by famed director John Huston.
Focus Tour: The Paris of Toulouse-Lautrec: Prints and Posters
From The Museum of Modern Art
Sunday, October 22 and Saturday, October 28, 11:30 am
Enjoy a tour of Lautrec’s often colorful lithographs of Paris and the city’s more shadowy figures, whose lives the artist celebrated through his art. Drawn from the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, this exhibition is not to be missed. $5 special exhibition charge applies for those not-yet-members who are 13 years.
Zimmerman House Focus Tour: A Building for All Senses
Sunday, October 22, 3:15 to 4:45 pm
Frank Lloyd Wright once described organic architecture as a “‘thinking’ as well as a ‘feeling’ process.” This tour invites participants to savor the sensate experience of the Zimmerman House as we take in some of Wright’s major ideas. From sound to scent, with an exploration of the rich textural variety and delicately shifting sights, visitors will have the opportunity to revitalize as we enjoy the House’s warmth. The cost is $20 for Museum Members and $30 for non-Members. Reservations are recommended.
Storytime in the Gallery: Lion in Paris
Monday, October 23, 11:30 am
Hear a librarian read A Lion in Paris by Beatrice Alemagna, and then create a cityscape for your lion to live. Recommended for ages 2 to 5, but all are welcome. Free with Museum general admission. Members and kids 12 and younger are always free.
Free Lautrec Late Night
Thursday, October 26, 5 to 9 pm
Come celebrate The Paris of Toulouse-Lautrec during these FREE extended late night hours. Inspired by the artist circles that attracted and inspired Lautrec, the Currier features a night of local talent. Theatre KAPOW will perform one act farces, Creative Writing students from New Hampshire Institute of Art will provide readings inspired by the exhibition and artist and NHIA Professor, Bill Cass, will demonstrate printmaking techniques similar to the ones used by Toulouse-Lautrec. A cash bar and full menu are available at the Winter Garden Café, along with a specialty cocktail. Free general admission. A $5 special exhibition charge applies to view The Paris of Toulouse-Lautrec for those not-yet-members who are 13 years and older.
Zimmerman House Public Tours
Purchase tickets today to explore the Frank Lloyd Wright Zimmerman House. Tours provide visitors with a 90-minute exploration of the house with information about Wright’s architecture, the commission and design of the house and details about the Zimmermans, who lived in the house for 36 years. Public Tours are offered through the week except on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Available times are 11:15, 1:15 & 3:15. Reservations are required. $25 Adults; $24 Seniors (65+); $16 Students; $10 Children 7 to 17; $10 for Museum members. *Tickets include admission to the Currier Museum. All Zimmerman House tours begin at the Currier.
Currier Museum Art Center
Discover your passion and get creative at the Currier Museum Art Center. Join us for courses and workshops for every age and skill-level. We offer training in a variety of artistic media including paint, clay, glass, photography, and more. More information online at: CURRIER.ORG/art-center/programs. Call 603.669.6144, x122 or visit the Art Center in person at 180 Pearl Street, Manchester, NH.
The Museum’s entrance is located at 150 Ash Street and free parking is available in the on-site lot. Museum hours are Sunday, Monday, Wednesday through Friday 11 am to 5 pm, Saturday 10 am to 5 pm, with extended hours until 9 pm during Currier After Hours events, typically the first Thursday of each month. Closed Tuesdays. General Admission to the Museum is always free for children 12 and younger, Museum Members, and all active duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve. Special exhibition charges still apply.
More information at CURRIER.ORG or call 603.669.6144, x108.
Tours of the Museum are offered daily at 1 pm (except Tuesdays when the Museum is closed). Tours include an introduction to special exhibitions. Also, you can explore collection highlights in greater depth with our mobile tour, available free to all Museum visitors. Public tours are free with Museum admission or on your smartphone at currier.toursphere.com. Assistive listening systems for sound amplification are available for tours and select programs.
ABOUT THE CURRIER
The Currier Museum of Art is dedicated to connecting art with people in innovative ways. The museum is home to a significant collection of European, American, and contemporary art, including works by Picasso, Monet, O’Keeffe, Le Witt, and works by New Hampshire artists. This collection inspires exhibitions and programs of many types.
The Currier Museum opened to the public in 1929 and completed a new extension in 2008. It is New Hampshire’s museum of art. Located at 150 Ash Street in Manchester, New Hampshire, the museum is open every day except Tuesday.
The museum owns the Zimmerman House, a home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, complete with original furnishings and art. Guided visits can be booked online.
The Currier Art Center offers studio classes, art camps, master classes, and intensive workshops for all ages.