Prints by Currier & Ives are so famous they made it into a Christmas lyric. In fact, if you’re like me, the only place you might have seen a Currier & Ives print is on a Christmas card.
No, I’m now learning, they weren’t just for Christmas. Then or now. A new show has opened in one of Wilmington (Delaware)’s loveliest museum homes and features sporting scenes, animals and landscapes — I don’t know if there are any prints of one-horse open sleighs — because I haven’t seen the exhibit yet.
But I’m putting the Winterthur house and museum’s new show “Lasting Impressions: the Artists of Currier & Ives” on my to-do list. Forty delicately drawn and colored prints are on display in the East Gallery through Jan. 8, 2017.
Come to think of it, maybe I’ll make plans to go to Yuletide and see the Currier & Ives prints at the same time.
Winterthur, especially in winter, is always a good idea.