Museum goer concentrates in front of a wall of paintings on the second floor of the Currier. (image credit: Wyndee Man)

SNHU’s Media and Design Club organized a trip to visit the Currier Museum of Art in down­town Manchester on Wednes­day, February 1. The school vans left from the Student Center at 2 p.m. and the trip lasted about one hour. Students had free ac­cess to the museum and were able to walk around to browse the different artworks.

The Currier is two floors high with a bottom floor that is used for a cafe and a library. Generally, it includes art pieces classified by Modern Art, Euro­pean Art, Decorative Art, Con­temporary Art, New Hampshire Art & Artists and American Art.

Willing to explore the American culture and art, a fi­nancial student in the SNHU graduate program, Shan-Hu Chen, participated in this muse­um trip because she likes fancy art and paintings. She did not want to miss the opportunity to see how the American painting technique and style varied from the Asian style.

“The works are gorgeous and awesome! I am not profes­sional at art, but the explanation makes me learn a lot,” Chen continued, “Sometimes I didn’t understand expression of them (some avant-garde pieces), but it is totally worthy (to go), I’m satisfied with the experience.”

Senior Austin Arnold, the Trip and Event Coordinator of the club, stated that it is their first time organizing a trip to visit the Currier, which is the closest museum to campus and is convenient for SNHU stu­dents.

”I took many pictures along the tour. As a senior student majoring in graphic design, I think such a museum trip is very helpful for getting idea and in­spiration for the design project,” Arnold said.

The school will offer another trip in the fall semester and plan to keep this trip as an option for students at least once a semes­ter

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