Currier Gallery of Art

Manchester, NH

(603) 626-4158


Organized by the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, Direct from Nature: The Oil Sketches of Thomas Hill is a "grand tour" of the artist's work throughout his career and is the first major exhibition of Hill's work in New Hampshire. The exhibition, which has been made possible by the generous support of KeyBank, features paintings of Franconia Notch including Mount Lafayette, The Flume, Eagle Cliff, and Cathedral Ledge near North Conway. A special loan from the New Hampshire Historical Society in Concord to the Currier's exhibition is Hill's spectacular view of Crawford Notch done in 1872. This monumental painting measures nearly seven feet by ten feet.


Thomas Hill

Eagle Cliff from Profile Lake, New Hampshire, 1869

oil on paper mounted on board

Garzoli Gallery, San Rafael, California



Join Robert McGrath, Professor of Art History at Dartmouth College in an informative Gallery Talk on Friday, October 24 at 5:30 p.m. at the Currier. Professor McGrath will discuss the work of several White Mountain painters including Albert Bierstadt, Benjamin Champney and Jasper Cropsey. The Gallery Talk provides an opportunity to explore the work of Thomas Hill in the context of his contemporaries.

The Currier Gallery of Art is located at 201 Myrtle Way in Manchester. The museum is open Mon, Wed, Thurs, Sun from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Fri 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Sat 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Closed Tuesday. Admission to The Currier Gallery of Art is free to members; $5 adults; $4 seniors and students; children under 18 free. Free hours are Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information on the Currier's special exhibitions, events, family days, and educational programs, as well as tours ofthe Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Zimmerman House, please call 603/626-4158.

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