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.
Photographer Marcia Resnick earned recognition as part of the legendary Downtown New York art scene of the 1970s and 1980s with portraits of major cultural figures such as Jean-Michel Basquiat, John Belushi, and Susan Sontag.
This exhibition presents extraordinary masks from the island New Ireland, part of Papua New Guinea, that residents performed in at funeral ceremonies to explore their cultural significance and collecting history connected to Maine.
Beginning in 2018, celebrated architectural photographer Walter Smalling crisscrossed the state of Maine in all seasons creating images of important artist homes and studios.
On the occasion of the 200th anniversary of statehood, the exhibition brings together some of the most outstanding artistic treasures created in Maine over the last two centuries.