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THE END IS NEAR FOR MOUNT WASHINGTON: THE CROWN OF NEW ENGLAND
Industry: Exhibitions       

It is bitter cold up there, and the winds atop Mount Washington, what some call “the home of the world’s worst weather,” are fierce. From now until January 16th visitors can enjoy breathtaking views of New England’s tallest peak from the warmth and comfort of the galleries of the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester. It is the final weeks of Mount Washington: The Crown of New England an extraordinary exhibition at the Currier Museum of Art, on view through January 16, 2017.

(TRAVPR.COM) USA - December 20th, 2016 - Manchester, NH – It is bitter cold up there, and the winds atop Mount Washington, what some call “the home of the world’s worst weather,” are fierce. From now until January 16th visitors can enjoy breathtaking views of New England’s tallest peak from the warmth and comfort of the galleries of the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester. It is the final weeks of Mount Washington: The Crown of New England an extraordinary exhibition at the Currier Museum of Art, on view through January 16, 2017.

The much-hailed exhibit brings together (for the first time) many of the most important early images of the Mount Washington region and it returns Albert Bierstadt’s monumental 10-foot-wide painting, The Emerald Pool, to New England for the first time since it was painted in 1870.

The exhibition features 40 paintings and a rich selection of historic prints, vintage photographs, scientific reports and guidebooks that helped make Mount Washington an international symbol of the American wilderness and its scenic wonders. The Crown of New England is a love letter to the Northeast’s tallest mountain, and the largest exhibition ever presented at the Currier. But hurry, before it is gone with the wind…

About the Exhibition

The exhibition includes 146 works of art and related historical objects, presented in mostly chronological order across all three of the Museum’s special exhibition galleries. It begins with the first major paintings and prints of the region, dating back to 1827.

The exhibition concludes with a dramatic presentation of The Emerald Pool, much as it would have been displayed in late-19th century venues as it toured the United State and Europe. The painting won a medal at the International Exposition in Vienna in 1873.

A fascinating interactive space offers visitors of all ages opportunities to explore the art and science of the region. It includes displays of real-time weather conditions atop Mount Washington, as well as incredible videos taken from the summit, thanks to our collaboration with the Mount Washington Observatory in North Conway, N.H. Visitors can view stereographs, make art, read colorful tales of the region from period guidebooks and the exhibition includes a fun family guide.

Tickets are $5/person, in addition to general Museum admission. Currier Members are admitted for free.

Exhibition Support

Mount Washington: The Crown of New England is supported by the Henry Melville Fuller Exhibition Fund, the Kimon S. & Anne C. Zachos Exhibition Fund, the Robert & Dorothy Goldberg Charitable Foundation, the Mt. Washington Auto Road, Skinner Auctioneers and Appraiser, Pamela A. Harvey, Harold Janeway, Harvey Construction, the Jack & Dorothy Byrne Foundation and the Susan E. Strickler Exhibition Fund. New Hampshire Public Radio (NHPR) is the media sponsor.

General Information

The Currier Museum of Art, located at 150 Ash Street in Manchester, N.H., is open every day except Tuesday. It is home to an internationally respected collection of European and American paintings, decorative arts, photographs, and sculpture, including works by Monet, Picasso, Matisse, and O'Keeffe. Visitors of all ages will enjoy engaging exhibitions, dynamic programs ranging from art-making and lectures to music, a Museum Shop and an airy, light-filled café. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the building. The Currier welcomes visitors with disabilities and special needs; we are wheelchair accessible and offer FM headsets for sound amplification for most public programs. For more information, visit www.currier.org.

The Museum also owns the Zimmerman House, a home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, which preserves its original furnishings and art. The Currier Art Center offers studio classes, art camps, master classes, and intensive workshops for all ages.

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