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Exhibitions, October 2017

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 website 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 or mailed to Exhibitions, Maine Antique Digest, PO Box 1429, Waldoboro, ME 04572.

Mary Bradish Titcomb (1858-1927), untitled pen and ink drawing of boats and dock, probably Ogunquit, Maine, 1893.

—Through September 27
—Wiscasset, Maine

Summerings with Mary Bradish Titcomb, 1892-1902: Drawings of Coastal New England and the White Mountains is on view at James L. Kochan Fine Art & Antiques. Born in New Hampshire, Mary Bradish Titcomb began her artistic career teaching drawing in the Brockton, Massachusetts, public schools. In 1888 she began studying at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, under Edmund C. Tarbell and Frank W. Benson, and later she studied with Philip Hale in Boston and with Jules Lefebvre in Paris. During her early professional career, Titcomb spent summers drawing and painting in coastal Maine and the White Mountains near her birthplace. She is best known for her impressionistic paintings of rural and coastal New England. This exhibition features finished and preliminary drawings in graphite, watercolor, and ink on paper from the first decade of her professional career, all executed while on summer holidays in New England. The exhibit principally includes landscape and coastal views but also features some portraits and still lifes.

James L. Kochan Fine Art & Antiques is located at 75 Main Street in Wiscasset. The gallery is open Thursday through Monday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and by appointment. For more information, call (304) 279-7714 or see (www.jameskochan.com).

Joel Meyerowitz (b. 1938), Provincetown, Massachusetts, 1977. Copyright Joel Meyerowitz, courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery.

—Through October 21
—New York City

The Howard Greenberg Gallery presents Joel Meyerowitz: Between the Dog and the Wolf, featuring photographs that were all taken around dusk, many of them on Cape Cod with an 8 x 10 view camera. The exhibition title is a translation of a common French expression, entre chien et loup, which describes oncoming twilight, when one cannot see the difference between a dog and a wolf. As Meyerowitz notes, “It seemed to me that the French liken the twilight to the notion of the tame and the savage, the known and the unknown, where that special moment of the fading of the light offers us an entrance into the place where our senses might fail us slightly, making us vulnerable to the vagaries of our imagination.”

The Howard Greenberg Gallery is located at 41 East 57th Street, Suite 1406, in New York City. Hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, call (212) 334-0010 or visit (www.howardgreenberg.com).

Linden Frederick (b. 1953), Mansard, 2016, oil on linen, 36" x 36".

—Through November 5
—Rockland, Maine

Maine painter Linden Frederick has collaborated with 15 writers for Linden Frederick: Night Stories, an exhibition organized by Forum Gallery, New York City, that is now at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA). The exhibition includes 15 new paintings and 15 original works of short fiction. Some of America’s most renowned, celebrated, and honored authors were invited by Frederick to write a work of fiction inspired by one of the paintings in his “Night Stories” series. Contributors include Richard Russo, Elizabeth Strout, Anthony Doerr, Andre Dubus III, Tess Gerritsen, Lois Lowry, and Ann Patchett. A book featuring the paintings and the stories will be published in October.

CMCA is located at 21 Winter Street in Rockland. Hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, and free for members, for students with ID, and for youths under 18. For more information, call (207) 701-5005 or visit (www.cmcanow.org).

Jade suit of the King of Chu Kingdom, circa 175 B.C.E. (excavated 1994-95).

—Through November 12
—New York City

The China Institute presents Dreams of the Kings: A Jade Suit for Eternity, Treasures of the Han Dynasty from Xuzhou. The exhibit of 76 objects originating from royal tombs is divided into four sections: “The King’s Guards” explores the sculptures of the guardians of the kings in their afterlife; “Dreams of Eternity” focuses on the jade burial suit excavated in 1994-95, which fully covers the body with jade tiles; “Rapt by Jade” surveys the importance of jade during the Han Dynasty; and “Life in the Afterlife” focuses on the many everyday objects that were for use in the afterlife. A catalog in both English and Chinese is available.

The China Institute is located at 100 Washington Street in New York City, with a temporary entrance at 40 Rector Street. It is open Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and until 8 p.m. on Thursday. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for students and seniors, and free for children under 16 and for members. Admission is free on Thursdays from 5 to 8 p.m. For more information, call (212) 744-8181 or visit (www.chinainstitute.org).

Graciela Iturbide (b. 1942), Our Lady of the Iguanas, 1979.

—September 21-December 2
—New York City

Throckmorton Fine Art announces Surrealismo Ojos de Mexico (Surrealism in Mexican Photography), featuring 40 photographs by celebrated artists—foreign and national—that demonstrate the enduring influence of Surrealism on photography in Mexico. The photographers whose work is shown include Rosa Covarrubias, Tina Modotti, Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Lola Álvarez Bravo, Kati Horna, Héctor García, Graciela Iturbide, and Flor Garduño. According to gallery founder Spencer Throckmorton, “Each expressed a distinctive point of view dealing with often irrational and unexpected life experiences.”

Throckmorton Fine Art is located on the third floor at 145 East 57th Street in New York City. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call (212) 223-1059 or visit (www.throckmorton-nyc.com).

George Way with a portion of his collection.

—October 1-December 17
—New Paltz, New York

Historic Huguenot Street (HHS) will present Living in Style: Selections from the George Way Collection of Dutch Fine and Decorative Art. The exhibit will be on view in a room of the Jean Hasbrouck House (circa 1721), one of seven historic house museums that make up the HHS National Historic Landmark District. Sixteenth- and 17th-century Dutch furniture, artworks, decorative pieces, ceramics, and metalware collected by Way over a 50-year span will be shown.

HHS is located at 81 Huguenot Street in New Paltz. Hours are Thursday through Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Ninety-minute tours are $15; the last tour of the day starts at 4 p.m. For more information, call (845) 255-1889 or visit (www.huguenotstreet.org).

William Bullard, Portrait of Reuben Griffin Seated against a Tree, circa 1901, printed 2016, archival inkjet print. A native of Cambridge, Massachusetts, and a proud veteran of the Spanish American War, Griffin served in Company L, the “colored” company of the Sixth Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, and saw action in Puerto Rico.

—October 14-February 25, 2018
—Worcester, Massachusetts

The Worcester Art Museum, in collaboration with Clark University, will host Rediscovering an American Community of Color: The Photographs of William Bullard, an exhibition of portraits of people of African American and Native American descent. Press materials note that this exhibit “provides a unique window into an American community of color following Reconstruction into World War I, a period of African American U.S. history that is often overlooked.” It is the first exhibition drawn from an archive of over 5400 glass negatives left behind by Bullard, a white photographer active in Massachusetts between 1897 and 1917. The 80 images on view will offer a unique look at a community made up of recent southern migrants, people of Native American descent, black Yankee families, and a handful of immigrants from the Caribbean. Unusual for the period, Bullard left behind a logbook identifying the names and places of nearly 1000 of his photographs, including over 80% of his portraits of people of color. According to the museum, “This makes the collection especially rare, as it is possible to tell the personal stories of many of Bullard’s sitters.” A catalog will be available.

The museum is located at 55 Salisbury Street in Worcester. Hours are Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and until 8 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month. Admission is $16 for adults, $14 for seniors and students with ID, $6 for youths four to 17, and free for children three and under and for members. Admission for an EBT cardholder is $2 cash per person for up to four people. Admission is free from 10 a.m. to noon on the first Saturday of the month. For more information, call (508) 799-4406 or visit (www.worcesterart.org).

Paul Storr, silver tea urn.

—October 21-January 20, 2018
—New Orleans, Louisiana

M.S. Rau Antiques announces its upcoming exhibition Aristocracy: Luxury and Leisure in Britain, which will highlight the evolution of leisure in 19th-century England. A press release notes that “the show will illuminate the spectacular age of socioeconomic, cultural, and artistic change through a wealth of art and superbly crafted objects, including furniture and fine art.” The exhibit will coincide with New Orleans’s tricentennial.

M.S. Rau Antiques is located at 630 Royal Street in New Orleans. Hours are Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. For more information, call 1-877-714-6340 or visit (www.rauantiques.com).

Originally published in the October 2017 issue of Maine Antique Digest. © 2017 Maine Antique Digest

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