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Wednesday, April 02, 2008

A Grand Reopening!

After a year of rebuilding, the Currier Gallery of Art has opened again. The Currier was always what I considered a "do-able" museum, that is, you could see the whole thing in one visit. I'm hoping that with the expansion, it can still possess this quality of intimacy. Admission to the Currier is free from March 30 to April 6. Don't forget that we have a library pass for the Currier, so when this week's free admission has ended, please visit our museum pass webpage.

From the website:
To celebrate the completion of the expansion, all galleries will be devoted to the display of the museum’s collection for the first six months after reopening. Some areas of the installation will be temporary. One gallery will be dedicated to "Celebrating New Hampshire Artists," which will include works in all media by the most accomplished artists working in the state.

After this first celebration of the collection, the museum will host an exhibition called, "Andy Warhol: Pop Politics." The exhibit
will present together for the first-time Warhol’s paintings, prints, drawings, and photographs of political figures. Timed to coincide with the 2008 presidential election, this exhibition will offer a thought-provoking and entertaining look at the leaders who shaped the twentieth century through the eyes of Pop artist Andy Warhol.
"Andy Warhol: Pop Politics" opens on September 25 and runs through January 4, 2009.

Andy Warhol is the subject of a picture book for children, Uncle Andy's [JP WAR]. The book was written and illustrated by Warhol's nephew, James Warhola, and tells the story of young James' visit to his uncle Andy's studio in New York City.

For a sample of Warhol's art, look for Andy Warhol by Eric Shanes [700.92 SHA]. And, to see the work of Warhol in relation to the other pop artists of the era, there are American Pop Icons [709.04 AME] and Pop Art: Selections from the Museum of Modern Art [709.04 POP].

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