This lecture launches the new New Hampshire Heritage Lecture series. During the almost 90 years since opening its doors in 1929, the Currier Museum of Art has engaged the community through art and education, inspired by the words of its first benefactor, New Hampshire Governor Moody Currier, who wanted to establish an art museum “for the benefit and advancement of humanity.” Over the years, the Currier adapted its collecting and educational efforts to the needs of an ever-changing world. Yet the public’s fascination with and connection to the European and American masters in its collection remains constant. Join artist Bruce McColl, the Currier’s director of art education, as he shares an insider’s view of New Hampshire’s oldest art museum. The New Hampshire Heritage Lecture series highlights the stories behind the state’s many historic and cultural attractions. This program is included in the price of admission to the Society.