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.
"Jona Frank: Model Home" builds on artist Jona Frank’s Cherry Hill project, launched in its first phase through "Cherry Hill: A Childhood Reimagined." Frank, a noted photographer is known for her sensitive exploration of young people beginning to discover themselves and to assert their own sense of identity.
"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.
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.
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.