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
The Metropolitan Museum of Art hosts a comprehensive retrospective of the work of George Bellows. Known for his depictions of boxing matches and New York City’s tenement life, Bellows also painted cityscapes, seascapes, war scenes, and portraits, and created illustrations and lithographs that dealt with many of the political and social issues of the times. The exhibit of approximately 120 pieces is organized chronologically by theme.
The Met is located at 1000 Fifth Avenue and is open Tuesday through Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Sunday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Admission is $25 for adults, $17 for seniors, $12 for students, and free for members and for children under 12 when accompanied by an adult. For more information, call (212) 535-7710 or visit (www.metmuseum.org).
The Old Schwamb Mill presents Driven to Abstraction, featuring four emerging Massachusetts artists: Regina Valluzzi of Arlington, John Maciejowski of Melrose, Emily Garfield of Somerville, and Ann Salk Rosenberg of Newton. A press release notes that the “exhibit brings together several artistic styles and subjects, united by a common thread of abstraction and strong geometric ideas.”
The Old Schwamb Mill is located at 17 Mill Lane at 29 Lowell Street and is open Tuesday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Suggested admission is $5. For more information call (781) 643-0554 or visit (www.oldschwambmill.org).
The National Museum of Play is featuring LEGO Travel Adventure, an interactive exhibit where children can view famous scenes of transportation such as the building of the first Model T, the Wright brothers’ flight at Kitty Hawk, and the launching of an ocean liner, all constructed of LEGO bricks. Participants also have the opportunity to create their own LEGO vehicles and can have their photo taken behind the wheel of a child-size racecar made entirely out of LEGO DUPLO bricks. The exhibit is produced by the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis in cooperation with LEGO Systems, Inc.
The museum is located at One Manhattan Square and is open Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Admission is $13; children under 2 and members are admitted for free.
For more information, call (585) 263-2700 or visit (www.museumofplay.org).
The Museum of Motherhood is currently hosting This Part of Being, an exhibition of sculptures by Noa Shay. According to the museum’s Web site, “The works in this exhibit cross borders by alluding to the universal struggle of humans against the forces of nature or fate, while expressing underlying themes of loss, grief, hope and renewal.”
The Museum of Motherhood is located at 401 East 84th Street and is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is $15 for adults (couples $25), $13 for seniors, $12 for students with valid ID, $5 for youth, and free for children under 5. For more information call (212) 452-9816 or visit (www.mommuseum.org).
The American Folk Art Museum pre-sents Artist and Visionary: William Matthew Prior Revealed. Organized by the Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown, New York, this is the first exhibition devoted solely to Prior’s work. Prior painted more than 1500 portraits or “likenesses” and was known for his business acumen. He was involved with religious, racial, and other complex issues of the 19th century. This exhibit will document his life and work through his portraits and other paintings.
The American Folk Art Museum is located at 2 Lincoln Square and is open Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, noon to 6 p.m. Admission is free. For more information call (212) 595-9533 or visit (www.folkart museum.org).
The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts will present Peru: Kingdoms of the Sun and Moon—Identities and Conquest in the Early, Colonial and Modern Periods. More than 350 paintings, sculptures, gold and silver ornaments, pottery, photographs, works on paper, and textiles on loan from public and private collections in Peru, Canada, France, Germany and the United States are on view. The exhibit covers roughly 3000 years of history, including more recent archaeological discoveries. The exhibit will travel to the Seattle Art Museum from October 17 to January 5, 2014.
The museum is located at 1380 Sherbrooke Street West in Montreal. Hours are Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Thursday and Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission to the special exhibit is CAD$20 for visitors age 31 and older; CAD$12 for ages 13 to 30; free for children 12 and under; and CAD$10 on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday evenings. For more information call (514) 285-1600 or visit (www.mmfa.qc.ca).
Piero della Francesca is acknowledged today as a founding father of the Italian Renaissance. The Frick Collection brings together seven of his works, including six panels from the Saint Augustine altarpiece from the church of Sant’Agostino in his hometown of Borgo Sansepolcro—the largest number from this polyptych ever assembled. A related catalog is available.
The Frick is located at 1 East 70th Street and is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $18 for adults, $15 for seniors, and $10 for students. Children under ten are not admitted to the collection. Sunday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. is “pay as you wish.” For more information, call (212) 288-0700 or visit (wwwfrick.org).
The Brooklyn Museum announces the exhibition Fine Lines: American Drawings from the Brooklyn Museum. Over 100 rarely seen drawings and sketchbooks created between 1768 and 1945 will be shown. The 70 artists whose works will be on view include John Singleton Copley, Marsden Hartley, Winslow Homer, Georgia O’Keeffe, John Singer Sargent, and Edward Hopper.
The Brooklyn Museum is located at 200 Eastern Parkway and is open Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. on the first Saturday of each month. Suggested admission is $12 for adults, $8 for students with valid I.D. and seniors, and free for children under 12 when accompanied by an adult. For more information, call (718) 638-5000 or visit (www.brooklynmuseum.org).