Rocks, Waves, and Skies: Maine Landscapes, 1900-1950

Museum of Art Museum of Art

Exhibition: Rocks, Waves, and Skies: Maine Landscapes, 1900-1950

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Markell Gallery
At the turn of the twentieth century, artists from urban centers such as Boston and New York City made Maine one of their favorite summer destinations.

Works

"Monhegan Landscape," 1913, (detail), oil on panel, by Leon Kroll. Bowdoin College Museum of Art. Museum Purchase, Elizabeth B. G. Hamlin Fund.
"After the Storm, Vinalhaven," 1938-1939, oil on Academy board, by Marsden Hartley. Bowdoin College Museum of Art. Gift of Mrs. Charles Phillip Kuntz

About

At the turn of the twentieth century, artists from urban centers such as Boston and New York City made Maine one of their favorite summer destinations.  Aided by improved roads and new rail lines into northern New England, they gravitated to the rugged coast, where crashing waves, exposed rocks, and dramatic skies captured their artistic interest.  This exhibition highlights the work of artists such as Rockwell Kent, George Bellows, John Sloan, and Marsden Hartley.  Their paintings ushered in a new chapter in the history of art-making here in Maine.

Programming

February 5, 2015| 7:00 p.m. | BCMA

Thursday Night Salon: Rocks, Waves, and Skies: Maine Landscapes, 1900–1950

Frank Goodyear, co-director, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, provides a tour of the exhibition Rocks, Waves, and Skies: Maine Landscapes, 1900-1950.