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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> or mailed to Exhibitions, Maine Antique Digest, PO Box 1429, Waldoboro, ME 04572.
The Flint Institute of Arts presents Winfred Rembert: Amazing Grace, featuring images created on tooled leather that has been stained, stretched, and etched. A press release reads, “Growing up in the South in the 1950’s Rembert did back breaking labor in the cotton fields. As a young man, he was arrested and survived a near lynching. While serving a seven-year prison sentence, he learned to make pattern and design on leather by watching a fellow inmate make tooled leather wallets.” Using leather, the artist depicts scenes that are reminiscent of his life.
The Flint Institute of Arts is located at 1120 East Kearsley Street, Flint, Michigan. Hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, noon to 5 p.m.; Thursday, noon to 9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for seniors and for students with ID, and free for members and for children 12 and under. For more information, call (810) 234-1695 or visit (www.flintarts.org).
The Galerie St. Etienne presents Story Lines: Tracing the Narrative of “Outsider” Art. A press release states that Outsider art is one of several names (others include Art Brut, folk, naïve, primitive, and self-taught) “that we gave to the creations of people who, though not part of the modernist mainstream, nevertheless produced work that the modernists considered germane to their own efforts.” Works by Henry Darger, Minnie Evans, Martin Ramirez, Morris Hirshfield, and others are included in this exhibition.
The Galerie St. Etienne is located at 24 West 57th Street in New York City. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call (212) 245-6734 or visit (www.gseart.com).
The Portland Museum of Art hosts Lois Dodd: Catching the Light. This is the first career retrospective for Dodd. The exhibition features 51 paintings with settings from New York City’s lower East Side to coastal Maine created from 1955 to 2010. Dodd was a member of New York’s postwar art scene.
The Portland Museum of Art is located at 7 Congress Square, Portland, Maine. Hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and for students with ID, $6 for youth ages 13 to 17, and free for children 12 and under. Admission is free Friday evenings from 5 to 9 p.m. For more information, call (207) 775-6148 or visit (www.portlandmuseum.org).
The Museum of Arts and Sciences (MOAS) is collaborating with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and The John F. Kennedy Space Center to present Florida Celebrates Space. The exhibition will include more than 40 paintings from the heart of the NASA collection that show the history of American spaceflight from the Mercury program in 1958 to the recent conclusion of the space shuttle era.
The MOAS is located at 352 South Nova Road in Daytona Beach, Florida. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $12.95 for adults, $10.95 for seniors and students, $6.95 for children ages 6 to 17, and free for members and for children 5 and under. For more information, call (386) 255-0285 or visit (www.moas.org).
The Florence Griswold Museum hosts Arthur Heming: Chronicler of the North. Arthur Henry Howard Heming (1870-1940) was a Canadian artist and author. He was also a member of the Lyme art colony and a close friend of Florence Griswold. He often featured the Canadian wilderness in his work and is credited as a promoter of Canada as a “paradise for outdoor adventure.”
The Florence Griswold Museum is located at 96 Lyme Street in Old Lyme, Connecticut. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $9 for seniors, $8 for students, and free for children 12 and under. For more information, call (860) 434- 5542, ext. 111 or visit (www.FlorenceGriswoldMuseum.org).
The Farnsworth Art Museum is staging an exhibition that draws from the museum’s own collection. Decorating the Everyday: Popular Art from the Farnsworth features folk art in the forms of furniture, paintings, textiles, and toys mostly from 19th- and early 20th-century Maine and New England.
The Farnsworth Art Museum is located at 16 Museum Street in Rockland, Maine. Winter hours (through March 31) are Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Spring hours (April 1-May 31) are Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Summer hours begin June 1; check the Web site for details. The museum is open Memorial Day. Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and for students 17 and older, and free for members, Rockland residents, and children 16 and under. For more information call (207) 596-6457 or visit (www.farnsworthmuseum.org).
The New-York Historical Society will host part one of a trio of exhibitions called Audubon’s Aviary: The Complete Flock. Over the next three years in subsequent exhibits, the society will feature all 474 preparatory watercolors for the double elephant folio print edition of The Birds of America engraved by Robert Havell Jr. The first installment shows more than 200 Audubon avian watercolors.
The New-York Historical Society is located at 170 Central Park West at Richard Gilder Way in New York City. Hours are Tuesday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, $10 for students, $5 for children ages 5-13, and free for children 4 and under. For more information, call (212) 873-3400 or visit (www.nyhistory.org).
The Brooklyn Museum’s Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art announces “Workt by Hand”: Hidden Labor and Historical Quilts. The exhibit will showcase approximately 35 American and European quilts spanning two centuries of quilt making from the Brooklyn Museum’s decorative arts collection. According to the museum, “The exhibition examines the impact of feminist scholarship on the ways historical quilts have been and are currently viewed, contextualized, and interpreted.”
The Brooklyn Museum is located at 200 Eastern Avenue in 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 museum remains open until 11 p.m. on the first Saturday of each month. Admission is a suggested contribution of $12 for adults, or $8 for seniors and for students with valid ID, and is free for children under 12 when accompanied by an adult. For more information, call (718) 638-5000 or visit (www.brooklynmuseum.org).