"At First Light" presents artworks created in Maine over the last two centuries and argues for the important place that the visual arts have played in the state’s history.
Beginning in 2018, celebrated architectural photographer Walter Smalling crisscrossed the state of Maine in all seasons creating images of important artist homes and studios.
First used during the Renaissance, pastels have long been a staple in artist studios. "Powdered Pigments" brings together 30 outstanding examples from the Museum’s collection.
"Antiquity & America" uncovers a new history of curious and related phenomenon: the intensity and passion with which Mediterranean antiquities have long been collected by Americans, and the prominent role the ancient Mediterranean has played in the history of American cultural and political life.
The exhibition seeks to highlight the dynamic tradition of Wabanaki basket-making, reflecting Abenaki, Penobscot, Passamaquoddy, Maliseet, and Micmac artists’ unique styles and designs. It brings together historical and contemporary baskets, which represent some of the finest examples of Wabanaki artistry in recent times.
This exhibition of art in the Atlantic World considers empire-building across Europe, North America, and their colonies, and how it shaped interconnected global networks from the fifteenth to the nineteenth centuries.