LET’S GO: Currier & Ives prints at Winterthur

A new exhibit featuring Currier & Ives prints has opened at Winterthur. (Courtesy, Winterthur Museum, photographer Jim Schneck)

A new exhibit featuring Currier & Ives prints has opened at Winterthur. (Courtesy, Winterthur Museum, photographer Jim Schneck)

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.

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Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait’s painting is part of the Wintherthur Museum’s collection. (Courtesy Winterthur Museum purchase with funds provided by the Estate of C. Porter Schutt, 2015.32)

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.

 

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3 responses to “LET’S GO: Currier & Ives prints at Winterthur

  1. :o) Ah Ha, yes I lived in New York Until 1992 then moved to Fl.. Love it here and we do have the four seasons. They are not severe, but they do come and go. I think it depends how and where you were raised. Religion plays a big part in it too. I guess it’s is what’s in your heart that we celebrate. :o)

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