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, P.O. Box 1429, Waldoboro, ME 04572.
The Ethel H. Blum Gallery at College of the Atlantic (COA) presents an exhibit of the work of two COA alumni, Blake-
ney Sanford (’02) and David Vickery (’89). Sanford, who now lives in California, creates site-specific sculptures using acrylic, steel, and her signature epoxy resins, mainly for outdoor installations. Vickery, of Cushing, Maine, paints landscapes and interior scenes, often drawing inspiration from local sources.
The Ethel H. Blum Gallery is located at 105 Eden Street in Bar Harbor and during the summer months is open Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call (207) 288-5015 or visit (www.coa.edu/blum).
Canio’s Books is hosting an exhibit of woodcuts created by James Britton (1878-1936). Among the works shown are those that Britton produced while living in Sag Harbor in the 1920’s. These include woodcuts of literary greats Nathaniel Hawthorne and Mark Twain, as well as others featuring Sag Harbor landscapes. Some of these pieces have rarely been seen in public.
Canio’s Books is located at 290 Main Street in Sag Harbor. Hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Wednesday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call (631) 725-4926 or visit (www.caniosbooks.com).
The Flint Institute of Arts presents Modern Dialect: American Paintings from the John & Susan Horseman Collection. A press release explains that this collection of paintings “chronicles the rapidly changing American scene between the 1920’s and 1940’s. In the early 20th century, as our society moved from an agrarian way of life into the machine age, both the visual and social landscapes changed dramatically...During the Depression, many artists were employed through the Roosevelt administration’s New Deal Program, not as a form of patronage but as a way to...inspire a beleaguered nation.” These years gave rise to a style referred to as Social Realism.
The Flint Institute is located at 1120 East Kearsley Street in Flint. 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. Although admission to the Flint’s permanent collection is free, admission to this exhibit is $7 for adults and $5 for students with ID and for seniors (admission is free for children 12 and under and for members). Admission is free on Saturdays courtesy of Target. For more information, call (810) 234-1695 or visit (www.flintarts.org).
Angels & Tomboys: Girlhood in 19th-Century American Art is now on view at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. The exhibit focuses on the period following the Civil War during which artists began to emphasize the importance of children as a symbol of hope. Girls were portrayed in many different ways, from demure and innocent to bolder and free-spirited. The approximately 72 works including sculpture, paintings, prints, and photographs underscore the complexities of girlhood.
Crystal Bridges Museum of Art is located at 600 Museum Way in Bentonville. Hours are Monday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Wednesday and Friday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. There is no charge to view the museum’s permanent collection, but admission to this special exhibit is $5 for adults (free for youths 18 and under and for members). For more information, call (479) 418-5700 or visit (www.crystalbridges.org).
The China Institute, New York City, has extended until October 6 the closing of its exhibit Dunhuang: Buddhist Art at the Gateway of the Silk Road. For more information, refer to the Exhibitions column in the April 2013 issue of M.A.D., call (212) 744-8181 Ext. 121, or visit (www.chinainstitute.org/gallery).
The Mint Museum Randolph is hosting New Eyes on America: The Genius of Richard Caton Woodville. The exhibit features 15 of Woodville’s 16 known paintings, several of which have never been on public view, as well as other related works of art and illustrated books. Woodville depicted the subjects of slavery, war, and class difference in his paintings of daily life. There is also an interactive “parlor” area where visitors can try some activities that were popular in Woodville’s time such as making shadow puppets, playing with puzzle cubes and handheld games, and looking at stereoscopic views.
The Mint Museum Randolph is located at 2730 Randolph Road in Charlotte. Hours are Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Thursday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for college students and seniors with ID, $5 for children five to 17, and free for children four and under. Admission is free on Wednesdays from 5 to 9 p.m. For more information, call (704) 337-2000 or visit (www.mintmuseum.org).
The Morris Museum presents “Rags, Those Beautiful Rags”: Ragtime Music from the Guinness Collection. A press release notes that “the exhibition will include two dozen examples of rare period sheet music with eye-catching ‘Tin Pan Alley’ artwork, numerous ragtime-playing mechanical musical instruments from the Murtogh D. Guinness Collection, as well as audio kiosk stations where visitors can listen to samples of the tunes.” A banjo-playing automaton and a Wurlitzer Automatic Harp are among the items on view.
The Morris Museum is located at 6 Normandy Heights Road in Morristown. Hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults; $7 for children, students, and seniors; and free to members. The museum is free to the public Thursdays from 5 to 8 p.m. For more information, call (973) 971-3700 or visit (www.morrismuseum.org).
The York County Heritage Trust’s Historical Society Museum is currently showing The Fiery Trial: York County’s Civil War Experience. The exhibition highlights the role of York County and the south central Pennsylvania area in one of the greatest conflicts in the United States. Period artifacts, papers, and printed materials are on view.
The museum is located at 250 East Market Street in York. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is $15 for adults, $7 for students six to 18, and free for children five and under. The fee covers admission to all five of the York County Heritage Trust’s museums and historic sites. For more information, call (717) 848-1587 or visit (www.yorkheritage.org).
William Kent: Designing Georgian Britain is now on view at the Bard Graduate Center: Decorative Arts, Design History, Material Culture. This is the first major exhibition to examine the life and career of William Kent (c. 1685-1748), one of 18th-century Great Britain’s most influential designers. The exhibit contains objects, paintings, and architectural and furniture designs by Kent on loan from public and private collections and is organized in collaboration with the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. An exhibition catalog with over 600 color images accompanies the exhibit.
The center is located at 18 West 86th Street in New York City. Hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for seniors and students with ID, and free Thursday evenings after 5 p.m. For more information, call (212) 501-3023 or visit (www.bgc.bard.edu).
Originally published in the September 2013 issue of Maine Antique Digest. © 2013 Maine Antique Digest