isit the Currier Museum of Art Mother’s Day weekend for a two-day Spring ArtFest.
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Manchester, NH – Visit the Currier Museum of Art Mother’s Day weekend for a two-day Spring ArtFest. Create original artwork during family art workshops, meet Museum Shop featured artists, get great deals on art books from the Currier Library book sale and enjoy Mother’s Day brunch in the Winter Garden Café. There are also special Mother’s Day and garden-themed tours to enjoy, as well as the last chance to experience A New Vision: Modernist Photography.
Throughout the weekend, buy jewelry from local artists and see demonstrations from jewelry-makers Sandra McCaw, Lauren Pollaro and Joy Raskin. Textile artist Becky O, potter Rachel Montroy and glassmaker Aaron Slater will also be at the museum to meet visitors and sell their latest creations. Visitors will also have the opportunity to use a community loom to create an original piece of woven art.
Family Saturday: Mother’s Day Gifts
Saturday, May 12 from 10 am-1 pm
Participate in a fun, hands-on art activity, go on a guided family gallery tour (11:30 am), visit the Discovery Gallery or use a family gallery guide to explore the museum on your own. Museum admission is free from 10 am to noon. (Children 17 and under always enjoy free admission.)
Mother’s Day Brunch
Sunday, May 13 from 11 am-2 pm
Make Mother’s Day extra special with brunch and jazz entertainment provided by John Choinard and a special appearance by the Ukeladies. Menu includes a continental station with fresh baked sweet breads, pastries and fresh fruit; a scrambled “Messy Egg” station with your choice of mix-ins, a carving station, sides of maple sausage, apple wood bacon, house potatoes and quinoa pancakes. $25 for adults; $12 for kids 12 and under; $8 for continental station only. Please call 603.629.9383 to make brunch reservations.
After brunch, at 2pm John Chouinard and his music students will perform their spring recital in the auditorium. The event is FREE and open to the public.
Mother’s Day Focus Tour: A Rose by Any Other Name Would Still be Art - The Flower Tour
Sunday, May 13 at 11:30 am
Focus on flowers in art and treat yourself, your mother or your favorite gardener to a beautiful exploration of all the museum has to offer. Free with museum admission.
Zimmerman House Focus Tour
Landscaping a Usonian: The Zimmerman House Garden Tour
Sunday, May 13 at 3:30 pm
For Frank Lloyd Wright, the natural setting for a house was just as important as the structure he designed for it. Learn about the Zimmerman House’s Wright-designed gardens, the carefully planned vistas and the many ways the architect succeeded in integrating the indoors and the outdoors. This 90-minute tour includes a general introduction to the Zimmerman House. Tour begins and ends in the museum’s lobby. Reservations required. $20 for Adults; $19 for Seniors; $16 for Students; $8 for Children 7-17; Free for members. Make your reservations atCURRIER.ORG or call 603.669.6144 x108.
The Currier Museum of Art is located at 150 Ash Street in Manchester, NH and is wheelchair accessible. Free parking. Regular museum hours are: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday, 11am-5pm; Saturday, 10am-5pm. Closed Tuesday.
More information:www.currier.org or call 603.669.6144 x108.