April 30th – October 2nd, 2015
Edwin & Mary Scheier: Mid Century Modern New Hampshire Artists
UNH Museum Director Dale Valena, Guest Curator
Exhibit Location: Discover Portsmouth, 10 Middle Street, Portsmouth, N.H.
Experience a world of art and craft that began during the depression in New Hampshire. This is a collaborative exhibition with Portsmouth Historical Society, at the Discover Portsmouth Center. The collaboration is through the loan for UNH Scheier pottery through guest curator Dale Valena. There are around 80 pieces from private collectors and institutions such as UNH Special Collections, the Museum of Art at UNH, the Currier Museum of Art, and the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen.
“While the focus is on Scheiers’ Mid-Century New Hampshire years, we’ve gathered examples of their full careers as artists. The life and art of these two remarkable people is a great New Hampshire story, and we hope it delights and inspires!” explains UNH Museum Director Dale Valena, guest curator.
Ticketed gala opening reception will be on April 30th, from 5:30 to 8:00pm.