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.
Sophie Calle (French, b. 1953), detail from “What Do You See?,” (Vermeer, The Concert), 2013. ©2013 Sophie Calle/ Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris. Courtesy of Sophie Calle, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, and Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston.
—Through March 3
The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is hosting Sophie Calle: Last Seen. The 14 photographic and text-based works in the exhibit are from two distinct series. The first, created in 1991 and titled “Last Seen...,” is a series of photographs and texts created shortly after the 1990 theft during which 13 objects were stolen from the museum. After the heist Calle interviewed museum employees, asking them what they remembered about the stolen pieces. The second series, “What Do You See?,” includes new work that Calle made in 2012, at the museum’s request, while revisiting the earlier project.
The museum is located at 280 The Fenway in Boston. Hours are Wednesday through Monday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and until 9 p.m. on Thursday. Admission is $15 for adults; $12 for seniors; $5 for college students; and free for youths under 18, members, anyone named Isabella, and members of the U.S. military and their families. For more information, call (617) 566-1401 or visit (www.isgm.org).
John Emms (English, 1843-1912), Waiting to Go Out, oil on canvas, 12" x 16".
—Through March 15
—New York City
John Emms: Paintings of the Sporting Life is currently on view at William Secord Gallery. The 50 oil paintings shown date from 1865 to 1909 and feature hunting dogs, show dogs, and horses. Emms was an accomplished horseman who was active in the sporting field. He apprenticed under Lord Frederick Leighton and was well known during his lifetime. He exhibited at several venues, including the Royal Academy in London.
William Secord Gallery is located at 52 East 76th Street in 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).
Sketch box owned by Thomas Cole, 1835-45, hinged mahogany box with painted landscape. Greene County Historical Society, on long-term loan at Thomas Cole National Historic Site.
—Through March 16
—Old Lyme, Connecticut
The Florence Griswold Museum presents The Artist’s Easel. The exhibition features nearly a dozen easels as well as works by the artists who used them and focuses on the artists’ materials, studio practices, and influences. Artists whose easels are on view include Frank Vincent DuMond, Ivan Olinsky, William Chadwick, Oscar Fehrer, and Will Howe Foote.
The museum is located at 96 Lyme Street in Old Lyme. 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 or visit (www.FlorenceGriswoldMuseum.org).
Children squash and stretch cartoon images in the science laboratory area of the Animation exhibit. Courtesy Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.
—Through April 27
—Rochester, New York
The National Museum of Play at The Strong presents Animation, an exhibition in collaboration with the Cartoon Network. Visitors can explore animation tools and techniques including cartoon drawing, visual effects, cel layering, computer animation, and stop-motion and time-lapse technology.
The museum is located at 1 Manhattan Square in Rochester. Hours are 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 $13.50 for anyone age two and older, and free to children under two and members. For more information, call (585) 263-2700 or visit (www.museumofplay.org).
Elmyr de Hory (Hungarian, 1906-1976), Odalisque, 1974, oil on canvas, in the style of Henri Matisse (French, 1869-1954). Collection of Mark Forgy. Photo by Robert Fogt.
—Through April 27
The Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts presents Intent to Deceive: Fakes and Forgeries in the Art World. This exhibition features works by some of the world’s most notorious art forgers. According to a press release, “The exhibit is divided into sections that examine each forger’s career. On display will be artwork created by the forger, personal effects and ephemera, photographs, film clips, and examples of the material and explanations of the techniques used to create these convincing artworks. The exhibit will also explore how art experts used modern technology to unveil the forgeries. Original works by artists such as Charles Courtney Curran, Honoré Daumier, Raoul Dufy, Philip de László, Henri Matisse, Amedeo Modigliani, Pablo Picasso, Paul Signac, and Maurice de Vlaminck are juxtaposed with the art of the world’s most accomplished art forgers to test perceptions of authenticity.”
The Springfield Museums are located at 21 Edwards Street in Springfield. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. There is a special exhibition fee of $5. General admission is $15 for adults; $10 for seniors and college students; $8 for children three to 17; and free for children under three, museum members, and residents of Springfield (with proof of address). For more information, call (413) 263-6800 or visit (www.springfieldmuseums.org). The exhibition is organized for tour by International Arts & Artists.
John Bisbee (b. 1965), Hearsay, hammered, bent, and forged 12" spikes.
—Through May 26
The Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education at Shelburne Museum is hosting John Bisbee: New Blooms, featuring new work created out of 12" bright common spikes. Bisbee has created several floral-inspired pieces for the exhibition. Shelburne Museum director Thomas Denenberg said of Bisbee, “His ability to make something new and beautiful out of a material as overlooked and seemingly inflexible as the common nail is awe-inspiring. This work is a fascinating present-day artistic interpretation of collections and materials that are abundant at Shelburne Museum.”
The Pizzagalli Center is located at 6000 Shelburne Road on the grounds of the Shelburne Museum in Shelburne. Hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Through May 10, when only the Pizzagalli Center and the museum store are open, admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children five to 18, and free for children under five. Vermont residents receive a discount. Rates change after May 11 when the entire museum campus is open. For more information, call (802) 985-3346 or visit (www.shelburnemuseum.org).
Giambologna (Flemish/Italian, 1529-1608), Pacing Horse (detail), cast circa 1573, bronze, 25.1 cm x 28.7 cm. Collection of Mr. and Mrs. J. Tomilson Hill. Maggie Nimkin Photography.
—Through June 15
—New York City
The Frick Collection is hosting Renaissance and Baroque Bronzes from the Hill Collection, an exhibition of 33 statuettes, sculptures, and a relief. The works were collected by Janine and J. Tomilson Hill over a 20-year period and have never been shown in public as a group. An illustrated catalog accompanies the exhibit.
The Frick is located at 1 East 70th Street in New York City. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $20 for adults, $15 for seniors, $10 for students, and “pay as you wish” on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Children under ten are not admitted. For more information, call (212) 288-0700 or visit (www.frick.org).
Model 1861 Springfield rifle.
—Through January 1, 2015
—Corning, New York
The Rockwell Museum of Western Art presents a selection of historic long arms and handguns in Lock, Stock, and Barrel: Historic Firearms from the Robert F. Rockwell III Collection. The guns on view were made between the 1760’s and 1918 and were drawn from Robert “Bobby” Rockwell’s collection of more than 800 firearms. The exhibit explores nearly two centuries of innovation in firearm technology.
The museum is located at 111 Cedar Street in Corning and is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, students, AAA members, and the military, and free to members and to youths 19 and under. Admission is free for everyone on Sundays through April. There is also a discount for local residents. For more information, call (607) 937-5386 or visit (www.rockwellmuseum.org).
Originally published in the March 2014 issue of Maine Antique Digest. © 2014 Maine Antique Digest