Maine Antique Digest includes, as space permits, brief announcements of exhibitions planned by galleries, museums, or other venues. We need all press materials at least six weeks in advance of opening. We need to know the hours and dates of the exhibit, admission charges, and phone number and Web site for further information. All listings must include an image. Electronic images are preferred, but we can accept photographs or slides. The information may be e-mailed to <email@example.com> or mailed to Exhibitions, Maine Antique Digest, PO Box 1429, Waldoboro, ME 04572.
For the 104th year the Salmagundi Club is featuring its Thumb Box Exhibitionof small artworks. Drawings, paintings, photography, and sculpture are on view and available to buy. The Salmagundi Club was founded in 1871 and has a membership of approximately 850 artists and patrons.
The Salmagundi Club is located at 47 Fifth Avenue, New York City. The main gallery is open to the public Monday through Friday, 1 to 6 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. For more information, call (212) 255-7740 or visit (www.salmagundi.org).
Kim Keever: Works of Artis currently on view at Tillou Gallery. A press release states that the exhibition features "approximately 15 large scale photographs created by meticulously constructing miniature topographies in a 200 gallon tank, which is then filled with water. Colored lights and the dispersal of pigment produce ephemeral atmospheres that are quickly captured with the artist's large format camera. These dioramas of fictitious environments are fabrications of reality, yet they are panoramas which evoke a continuation of the landscape tradition, referencing a broad history of Romanticism, the Hudson River School, and Luminism."
Tillou Gallery is located at 39 West Street, Litchfield, Connecticut. Hours are Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information, call (860) 567-9693 or visit (www.tillougallery.com).
The New-York Historical Society is hosting John Rogers: American Stories, an exhibition of bronzes and plasters used and sold by New York sculptor John Rogers. Rogers, active from 1859 through 1893, produced large cast plaster sculptural groups and used bronzes as the master molds, most of which survive. It is estimated that he manufactured nearly 90,000 pieces, including Civil War subjects, Shakespearean groups, and Victorian genre groupings.
Kimberly Orcutt, the lead curator, edited and coauthored the illustrated catalog that accompanies the exhibit.
The New-York Historical Society is located on the corner of Central Park West and 77th Street, New York City. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Friday until 8 p.m.), and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and educators, $10 for students, $5 for children five to 13, free for children under four, and pay as you wish Fridays from 6 to 8 p.m. For more information, call (212) 873-3400 or visit (www.nyhistory.org).
The University of Richmond Museums presents Keeping Art Alive: Prints and Drawings by Kenneth Hayes Miller and His Students. Kenneth Hayes Miller (1876-1952) was a painter and printmaker who taught at the New York School of Art from 1899 to 1911 and at the Art Students League of New York from 1911 until 1951. The exhibit explores his influence on his students' work and the development of their personal styles. Works by Miller are shown alongside those of his students, including George Bellows (1882-1925), Rockwell Kent (1882-1971), and Louise Nevelson (1899-1988), among others.
The exhibition is on view at the Joel and Lila Harnett Print Study Center, located in the George M. Modlin Center for the Arts on the campus of the University of Richmond, Virginia. Hours are Sunday through Friday, 1 to 3 p.m., and by appointment. Admission is free. For more information, call (804) 289-8276 or visit (www.museums.richmond.edu).
The Maine Maritime Museum presents Ahead Full at Fifty: 50 Years of Collecting at the Maine Maritime Museum, celebrating its half-century mark. The artifacts and documents exhibited, all owned by the museum, show the breadth and depth of the museum's holdings. A catalog, Maine and the Sea: 50 Years of Collecting at Maine Maritime Museum, is available.
The Maine Maritime Museum is located at 243 Washington Street, Bath. Hours are daily, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and for students with ID, $10 for youths under 17, and free for children under six. For more information, call (207) 443-1316 or visit (www.mainemaritimemuseum.org).
The Dyer Library/Saco Museum announces "I My Needle Ply with Skill": Maine Schoolgirl Needlework of the Federal Era. In the late 18th and early 19th centuries private academies taught girls fancy sewing skills as well as academics. New styles of samplers and needlework evolved that were unique to Maine. Over 100 samplers and other embroideries from the museum as well as from public and private collections will be on view. An illustrated catalog will be available.
The Dyer Library/Saco Museum is located at 371 Main Street, Saco, Maine. Hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, noon to 4 p.m.; Friday, noon to 8 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Through December the museum is open Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and students, $2 for children seven to 18, and free for children six and under and for DL/SM card holders and their guests. Admission is free Friday evenings from 4 to 8 p.m. For more information, call (207) 283-3861 or visit (www.dyerlibrarysacomuseum.org).
The Brooklyn Museum will present Life, Death, and Transformation in the Americas. The exhibition will feature 102 pieces from the museum's Arts of the Americas permanent collection. A press release states that the items on view will "exemplify the concept of transformation as part of the religious beliefs and social practices of the region's indigenous peoples. Themes of life, death, fertility, regeneration, and spiritual transformation will be explored through pre-Columbian and historical artworks, including twenty-one objects that have not been on public view for decades or have never been exhibited."
The Brooklyn Museum is located at 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, New York. Hours are Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. The first Saturday of each month the museum is open until 11 p.m. Admission is a suggested contribution of $12 for adults and $8 for seniors and students with valid ID. Admission is free for children under 12 accompanied by an adult. For more information, call (718) 638-5000 or visit (www.brooklynmuseum.org).
The William Secord Gallery will offer an exhibition and sale of The Sarah Evans Collection of Canine Art. Evans (d. 2012) was a dog fancier who bred field spaniels and collected dog-related artworks. This exhibit will include 24 paintings, 25 works on paper, 33 bronzes, ten porcelains, and ten pieces of antique jewelry. Works by Cecil Aldin, Maud Earl, Howard Hill, and Arthur Wardle, among others, will be on view.
The William Secord Gallery is located at 52 East 76th Street, New York City. Hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call (212) 249-0075 or visit (www.dogpainting.com).
Originally published in the January 2013 issue of Maine Antique Digest. © 2012 Maine Antique Digest