Do you like to explore and discover new places in your own back yard? One of the places on my list of places to visit this year is the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester, NH. The Zimmerman House designed by Frank Lloyd Wright at the Currier is at the top of the list.

I've always loved house tours and this is unique to the region. It's the only Wright house open to the public in New England. From the Currier website: "Wright designed the house, the interiors, all the furniture, the gardens, and even the mailbox. In 1979 the building was listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Dr. and Mrs. Zimmerman left the property to the Currier in 1988." The Zimmerman House will be opening for the season on Thursday, April 17th.

Like many museums, things are always being freshened up and introducing new exhibits. One of the newer exhibits is Romare Bearden: A Black Odysseyon view through August 17. It's a dazzling exhibition of collages and other works by Romare Bearden, inspired by Homer’s ancient epics, The Odyssey.

About the Currier

The Currier Museum of Art, located at 150 Ash Street, Manchester, N.H., is open every day except Tuesday. It is home to an internationally respected collection of European and American paintings, decorative arts, photographs and sculpture, including works by Picasso, Matisse, Monet and O'Keeffe. For more information, visit www.currier.org or call 603.669.6144, x108.