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M.A.D. Staff | August 17th, 2014

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 protected]> or mailed to Exhibitions, Maine Antique Digest, PO Box 1429, Waldoboro, ME 04572. 

Thomas Hart Benton (1889-1975), The Bicyclers, 1960, oil on board, 9" x 12".

—Through August 29
—New York City

Debra Force Fine Art, Inc. presents Views Along the Water: A Selection of 19th and 20th Century American Works. The exhibition includes paintings by several artists including Jasper Francis Cropsey, Alfred Thompson Bricher, Anna Mary Robertson “Grandma” Moses, Edward Henry Potthast, and Maurice Brazil Prendergast.

Debra Force Fine Art is located 13 East 69th Street, Suite 4F, in New York City. Hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday by appointment. For more information, call (212) 734-3636 or visit (

David Witbeck, Sumner, oil on canvas, 40" x 30".

—Through August 31
—Boothbay Harbor, Maine

This summer Gleason Fine Art is showing a selection of new paintings by David Witbeck. The artist has always been fascinated by the ocean and attended the Rhode Island School of Design largely because of its proximity to salt water. Witbeck was a photographer before turning to painting, and on his Web site he says that “having been a photographer for more than three decades, the greatest joy I have as a painter is freedom from ‘reality.’”

Gleason Fine Art is located at 31 Townsend Avenue in Boothbay Harbor. Hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call (207) 633-6849 or visit (

Teddy Pruett, The Eggplant that Ate Baltimore. PRNews Foto/National Quilt Museum.

—Through September 16
—Paducah, Kentucky

The National Quilt Museum presents Backstitch: A 25 Year Retrospective of Advances and Milestones in Quiltmaking. The exhibit was originally staged at the New England Quilt Museum to celebrate the museum’s silver anniversary. Backstitch shows the rapid evolution of quilting trends using new tools and techniques including dyeing, machine appliqué, embellishments, fusing, rotary cutting, and other innovations.

The National Quilt Museum is located at 215 Jefferson Street in Paducah. Hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Between March 1 and November 30 the museum is also open Sundays, 1 to 5 p.m. Admission is $11 for adults, $10 for seniors, $5 for students, and free for children 12 and under when accompanied by an adult. For more information, call (270) 442-8856 or visit (www.quilt

Stanley Maltzman painting of the honey locust at the Thomas Cole National Historic Site.

—Through October 2
—Catskill, New York

The Thomas Cole National Historic Site announces Thomas Cole’s Honey, a birthday celebration of the honey locust tree that has stood outside Cole’s front door for 200 years, with an exhibit of ten artworks of the tree by artist Stanley Maltzman. Over the past two years Maltzman (who is in his 90s) has documented the tree in watercolors and pastels and in drawings. A recent press release quoted Maltzman as saying, “Trees are like human bodies—with curves, strength, and beauty...they all have an individual character.” Views of the entire tree are on display, as well as closeup views.

The Thomas Cole National Historic Site is located at 218 Spring Street in Catskill. The museum is open Wednesday through Sunday. Guided tours leave every hour on the hour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $9 for seniors and students with ID, and free for children 12 and under. For more information, call (518) 943-7465 or visit (

Charles Courtney Curran (1861-1942), The Golden Profile, 1913, oil on canvas, 30½" x 20 1/8". Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Wiley R. Reynolds Sr.

—Through October 5
—Memphis, Tennessee

The Dixon Gallery and Gardens presents Charles Courtney Curran: Seeking the Ideal. This retrospective comprises almost 60 paintings showing his work in Realism, Tonalism, and Impressionism from his student days in New York and Paris to his time as part of the artist colony in Cragsmoor, New York. Memorabilia and ephemera associated with Curran’s life are also on display. After its run at the Dixon, the exhibition will travel to the Frick Art & Historical Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and to the Columbia Museum of Art, South Carolina. The exhibit is accompanied by a full-color catalog.

The Dixon Gallery and Gardens is located at 4339 Park Avenue in Memphis. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (remaining open until 8 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month), and Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for seniors and for students 18 and older with ID, $3 for youths seven to 17, and free for children six and under and for members. On Tuesday, admission is “pay what you can,” and admission is free every Saturday morning from 10 a.m. to noon. For more information, call (901) 761-5250 or visit (

William Glackens (1870-1938), Cape Cod Pier, 1908, oil on canvas, 26" x 32", NSU Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale. Gift of anonymous donor.

—Through October 13
—Water Mill, New York

The Parrish Art Museum presents William Glackens, the first comprehensive survey of the artist’s work since 1966. More than 85 paintings from the 1890s to the 1930s by Glackens are being shown, some for the first time. They are on loan from both public and private collections. A fully illustrated catalog is available.

The Parrish Art Museum is located at 279 Montauk Highway in Water Mill on Long Island. Hours are Wednesday through Monday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The museum is open until 8 p.m. on Friday.  Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, and free for students with ID, youths under 18, and members. Guests of members pay $5. Admission is free on Wednesdays. For more information, call (631) 283-2118 or visit (

Jamie Wyeth (b. 1946), The Islander, 1975, oil on canvas. Collection of Andrew and Betsy Wyeth. ©Jamie Wyeth.

—Through December 28
—Boston, Massachusetts

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) presents Jamie Wyeth, which includes approximately 100 paintings, works on paper, illustrations, and assemblages. The exhibit features Wyeth’s landscapes, particularly of the Brandywine Valley and midcoast Maine, and portraits, including one of JFK that was commissioned by the family following Kennedy’s death. An illustrated catalog accompanies the exhibition.

The MFA is located at 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston. This exhibit is on view in the Lois B. and Michael K. Torf Gallery (Gallery 184). Hours are Monday, Tuesday, Saturday, and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., and Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 9:45 p.m. Admission is $25 for adults, $23 for students over 18 and for seniors, $10 for youths seven to 17 (with the exception of weekdays after 3 p.m., weekends, and Boston public school holidays), and free to children six and under and to members. For more information, call (617) 267-9300 or visit (

George Stubbs (British, 1724-1806), A Saddled Bay Hunter, 1786, oil on panel, 21¾" x 27¾". The Berger Collection at the Denver Art Museum.

—October 2-January 4, 2015
—Portland, Maine

The Portland Museum of Art (PMA) announces Treasures of British Art 1400-2000: The Berger Collection. The exhibit will be organized by the Denver Art Museum and will feature 50 works by artists including Hans Holbein the Younger, Thomas Gainsborough, Sir Thomas Lawrence, and John Constable. The British paintings, drawings, and art objects are drawn from William and Bernadette Berger’s collection and were created over six centuries. A catalog will be available.

The PMA is located at 7 Congress Square in Portland. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, and until 9 p.m. Friday (with free admission 5 to 9 p.m.) and every third Thursday. After Columbus Day the museum is closed on Monday. Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and students with ID, $6 for youths ages 13 to 17, and free for children 12 and under and for members. For more information, call (207) 775-6184 or visit (

Originally published in the September 2014 issue of Maine Antique Digest. © 2014 Maine Antique Digest

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