Did you catch Escher at the Currier?

currierIt’s my first Stay Work Play blog post of 2015, and I already find myself needing to apologize. I was all excited to encourage my fellow New Hampshire friends to check out the Escher exhibition at the Currier Museum of Art today, and then I did a bit of research and realized that TODAY WAS THE DAY it ended. Sadly, this fantastic display of M.C. Escher’s work were only available for viewing today from 11am-5pm.

I grew up with an Escher coffee table book that I gazed at for hours at a time, and the afternoon I spent with my mom in Manchester brought me right back to my childhood couch sessions where I held the oversized book in my lap–escaping into Escher’s world. It’s easy to get lost in his well-known intricately designed geometric creations. Your mind and eyes can’t quite seem to agree on what’s happening before you, and this internal disagreement serves as a welcome challenge for the mind and body connection.

pond edge by michael mazur

pond edge by michael mazur

If you were unable to make it to this exhibit, I still recommend a trip to the Currier Museum of Art. There are so many fantastic exhibits to explore, including one of my favorites, the New Hampshire Art and Artists display. The collection focuses on crafts and art by NH artists, as well as subjects relating to the state. I was drawn to the water inspired piece below.

Did you make it to the Escher exhibition? What was your favorite piece?

Or, which other NH museums should I add to my 2015 bucket list?

Happy New Year, readers!

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