“Fine Lines: American Drawings from the Brooklyn Museum,” through April 27. Over 100 drawings and sketchbooks from a world-renowned collection, from late-18th through the mid-20th century. Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square Plaza. portlandmuseum.org.
“The Spirit of the Grassland,” an exhibit exploring the senses of identity and differences within 30 kingdoms of the grassland of Cameroon, Museum of African Culture, 13 Brown St., Portland. museumafricanculture.org.
“How to Make the Universe Right: The Art of the Shaman in Vietnam and Southern China,” painted scrolls, masks and other objects used in shamanist ceremonies of five ethnic minorities in northern Vietnam, through March 21. Bates College Museum of Art, 75 Russell St., Lewiston. bates.edu.
“Remix: Selections from the International Collage Center,” a wide-ranging survey of collages, representing diverse media, from the collection of the International Collage Center. Through March 21 Bates College Museum of Art, 75 Russell St., Lewiston. www.bates.edu/museum.
“The Object Show,” small and rarely seen objects from diverse collections. Through June 8. Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 9400 College Station, Brunswick. www.bowdoin.edu/art- museum.
“The Lunder Collection,” works by Whistler, Homer, O’Keefe and many more American masters, plus “Spaces and Places” and “American Weathervanes.” Through June 8. Colby College Museum of Art, 5600 Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville. www.colby.edu/museum.
“The Wonderful World of Oz,” exhibition drawn from the world’s most comprehensive collection of Oz materials, based in Maine. Through March 30. Farnsworth Art Museum, 16 Museum St., Rockland. www.farnsworthmuseum.org.
Andrew Wyeth: “Temperas and Watercolors,” through April 30. Farnsworth Art Museum, 16 Museum St., Rockland. www.farnsworth museum.org.
Robert Indiana “Celebrating LOVE,” explores his persistent and multi-faceted exploration of his LOVE imagery, through March 16. Farnsworth Art Museum, 16 Museum St., Rockland. farnsworthmuseum.org.
“Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here,” from a traveling exhibition of more than 100 artist books from 24 countries. Presented by USM’s Kate Cheney Chappell ’83 Center for Book Arts, Unum Great Reading Room at Glickman Library, 314 Forest Ave., 7th Floor, Portland. usm.maine.edu/bookarts
Annette Kearney: “Let There Be Light,” through March 31. Featured pieces include fused glass freestanding sculptures and 3D collaged paintings. Markings Gallery, 50 Front St., Bath. markingsgallery.com.
Catherine Worthington fiber art exhibition, colorful textile paintings with themes of nature, flowers, pears and poppies. Topsham Public Library, Crooker Gallery, 25 Foreside Road. topshamlibrary.org.
From Paranesi to Picasso: Master Prints from the Permanent Collection, more than 60 prints. University of Maine Museum of Art, 40 Harlow St., Bangor. umma.umaine.edu.
Hannah Cole: “Time’s Wife,” paintings, University of Maine Museum of Art, 40 Harlow St., Bangor. www.umma.umaine.edu.
Kenny Cole: “Parabellum (Prepare for War),” immersive, interactive installation, University of Maine Museum of Art, 40 Harlow St., Bangor. www.umma.umaine.edu.
Kelly McConnell: “The Space In Between,” paintings, Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland. Through March 31. www.mayostreetarts.org.
“Maine 10” exhibit, large scenics, playful graphics and smaller pieces in oil, acrylic, watercolor and pastel, including framed prints, by Shirley Lewis, Sylvia Dyer, Claire Vigneau, Mary Truesdell, Susan R. Wood, Leslie Emerson, Bonnie Alpander and Vivian Wixom. Mae’s Cafe, 160 Centre St., Bath. Through March 31. maescafeandbakery.com.
Linda Murray solo art show, Centre Street Art Gallery, 11 Centre St., Bath. www.centre startsgallery.blogspot.com.
“Imaginary Journeys,” group show, 13 artists in a variety of media exploring the theme of imaginary journeys, through Saturday. Common Street Arts, 16 Common St., Waterville. commonstreetarts.org.
“Transitions: USM Juried Art Alumni,” 23 paintings, drawings and prints by seven USM Art alumni, through March 28. Area Gallery at The Woodbury Campus Center, 35 Bedford St., Portland. usm.maine.edu/gallery.
6th annual “44N 69W: Radius Belfast,” potters, painters, welders, woodcarvers, mobile makers, sculptors and knitters. Aarhus Gallery, 50 Main St., Belfast. aarhusgallery.com.
Bryan Graf, “Across the Interior,” through April 6. Inventive work turns the prosaic Jersey landscape into a canvas for darkroom experimentation. Free admission. Institute of Contemporary Art, Maine College of Art, 522 Congress St., Portland. meca.edu/ica.
“In the Sound Art Closet: Robert Beatty: Soundtracks for Takeshi Murata,” through April 6. Institute of Contemporary Art, Maine College of Art, 522 Congress St., Portland. meca.edu/ica.
Artists at Work, visiting artist Reenie Charriere, MFA ’09, installations, drawings and photographs, free. Maine College of Art, Osher Hall, 522 Congress St., Portland. meca.edu.
Visting artist Tricia Flanagan, work focused in the public sphere, including sounds and social sculpture, wearables and performance installation. Free. Maine College of Art, Osher Hall. www.meca.edu.
“Marching Forth into Spring,” group exhibit celebrating color and light. Greenhut Galleries, 146 Middle St., Portland. greenhutgalleries.com.
“Coastal Plein Air,” Alison Hill, Jerry Weiss and Michael Vermette, through March 29. Elizabeth Moss Galleries, 251 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth. elizabethmossgalleries.com.
“Present Happiness,” works by Anne Alexander, Michael Boardman, Sukie Curtis, Judine French, Varvara Harmon, Liz Prescott and Jane Sawyer. Yarmouth Frame and Gallery, 336 Main St. yarmouthframeandgallery.com.
“Area Below Water: Photoencaustics,” through March 29. Richard Keen, Alison Hill, Jerry Weiss and Michael Vermette Elizabeth Moss Galleries, 251 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth. elizabethmoss galleries.com.
“Winter Colors: Paintings by Andrea Peters, Tom Curry, Kevin Beers, Mitch Billis and Phil Barter,” through March 29. Gleason Fine Art, 7 Oak St., Boothbay Harbor. gleasonfineart.com.
Seacoast fabric artists Gail Henderson and Donna Kelly, through March 31. Just Us Chickens Gallery, 16A Shapleigh Road (Rt. 236), Kittery. justuschickens.net.
“Frozen: The Art of Ice & Snow,” large-format photographs taken by John, Cynthia and Jonathan Orcutt of landscapes dominated by ice and snow, through June 30. Schoolhouse Gallery, 266 Main St. (Route 27), Kingfield. schoolhouseartgallery.com.
CMCA presents “Collage X 10,” featuring 10 contemporary Maine artists, from the Center for Maine Contemporary Arts. Lewis Gallery at the Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square. portlandlibrary.com.
“Intersections,” watercolors by Katharine Cartwright, through March 31. Richard Boyd Gallery, 15 Epps St., Peaks Island. richardboyd pottery.com.
• ART OPENINGS
“In and Out of the Garden,” paintings by Leslie Anderson. Daunis Fine Jewelry, 616 Congress St., Portland. daunis.com. Opening reception 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.
“Beyond the Object,” contemporary realism featuring works by Jonathan Eiten and Liz Patterson. Saccarappa Art Collective, 861 Main St., Westbrook. Opening reception 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday.
Berwick Art Association Group Show, Berwick Public Library, 103 Old Pine Road. Through April 30. Opening reception noon to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Camden Library’s March Artist of the Month: Susan Dowley, bright pastel landscapes, through March, Camden Public Library. www.librarycamden.org. Opening reception 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Artist Talk with master printer Tim Higbee and local artist George Lloyd, free. PhoPa Gallery, 132 Washington Ave., Portland. www.phopa gallery.com. 2 p.m. Sunday.
Rhythm of Winter Sleigh Exhibit, features sleigh-themed sheet music with illustrated covers from 1800s to the early 1900s, such as “The Sleigh Ride” and “Jingle Bells.” Free. Skyline Farm Carriage Museum, North Yarmouth. www.skylinefarm.org. 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday.
USM Student Juried Exhibition, showcases about 40 works, Art Gallery, University of Southern Maine, 37 College Ave., Gorham. usm.maine.edu/gallery. Through April 6. Opening reception 6 to 8 p.m. March 13.
Hackmatack Playhouse summer season auditions, South Berwick Community Center, Norton St., South Berwick. Visit www.hackmatack.org for show information. 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday.
Ogunquit Playhouse, open call children’s auditions for various roles in main stage shows “Billy Elliot,” “Mary Poppins” and “The Addams Family.” New Hampshire Academy of Performing Arts, 875 Lafayette Road, Seabrook, N.H. 1:30 p.m. Saturday; Portland Ballet Company, 517 Forest Ave., Suite 2, Portland. Noon Sunday. www.ogunquitplayhouse.org.
• CLASSICAL MUSIC
Portland Conservatory of Music Noonday Concert Series, guitarist Keith Crook, free/donation. First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, 425 Congress St., Portland. 12:15 p.m. Thursday.
The Oratorio Chorale presents “Shakespeare in Concert,” music by the chorale, drama by Naked Shakespeare, $20 in advance, $25 day of show. Bowdoin College Chapel, Brunswick. oratorio chorale.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 3:30 p.m. Sunday.
Gilbert and Sullivan’s “The Pirates of Penzance,” with the Never Never Sick at Sea Symphony Orchestra featuring the DaPonte String Quartet and the Quite Content Chorale, as well as notable soloists, all under the baton of John Mulcahy, $15, $5 for 18 and under. Lincoln Theater, 2 Theater St., Damariscotta. atthelincoln.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.
Biennial Piano Monster Festival Concert, sponsored by the Maine Music Teachers Association, Ginger Yang Hwalek, director. Donation. Minsky Recital Hall, University of Maine, Orono. 5 p.m. Saturday.
Public Concert Series of the Portland Rossini Club, classical music performed by club members and guests, including Brahms’ Liebeslieder Waltzes, Puccini’s La Rondine, Gounod’s Faust, Chopin’s Scherzo in E Major and Darius Milhaud’s Suite for Violin, Clarinet and Piano, $10, $5 seniors, free for students. Cathedral Church of St. Luke, 143 State St., Portland. rossiniclub.org. 3 p.m. Sunday.
New York Metropolitan Opera Live “Prince Igor,” Borodin’s defining Russian epic, famous for its Polovtsian dances, $27; $15 students. The Strand Theatre, 354 Main St., Rockland. www.rocklandstrand.com. Noon Tuesday.
Music at Noon with USM School of Music faculty, romantic and colorful program of Beethoven, Saint-Saens and Glinka, $25. Farnsworth Art Museum, 16 Museum St., Rockland. www.baychamberconcerts.org. Noon Wednesday.
Portland Conservatory of Music Noonday Concert Series, Portland String Quartet, free/donation. First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, 425 Congress St., Portland. 12:15 p.m. March 13.
“The Taming of the Shrew,” Cumston Hall, 796 Main St., Monmouth. smash maine.jimdo.com/our-shows. $5/$8, family max $20/$30. 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 2 p.m. Saturday.
Good Theater presents “The Outgoing Tide,” a beautiful play that hums with dark humor and powerful emotion, $20 to $28. St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland. www.good theater.com. 7 p.m. Thursday; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 7 p.m. Wednesday and March 13. Through March 30.
“Veils,” contemporary drama about bridging the gap between the West and the Middle East, $32, $42. Portland Stage Company, 25A Forest Ave. portlandstage.org. 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Tuesday to March 13; 2 p.m. March 13. Through March 16.
Dramatic Repertory Company presents “My Name Is Rachel Corrie,” taken from the writings of Rachel Corrie edited by Alan Rickman and Katharine Viner, $17 in advance; $20 day of show. Portland Stage Company Studio Theater, 25A Forest Ave. dramaticrep.org. 7:30 p.m. Thursday to Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 Wednesday and March 13. Through March 16.
The Vagina Monologues,” a series of monologues about women’s bodies and the language women use to communicate about themselves, $20 premium, $18 prime, $15 general admission. Waterville Opera House, 1 Common St., Waterville. tickets.operahouse.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.
River Company presents “Take Up the Song: Forget the Epitaph:” The Life and Work of Edna St. Vincent Millay,” narration and poetry performed by Ann Foskett and Suzanne Rankin, $38, includes meal and show, excludes beverage and gratuity. Savory Maine, 11 Water St., Damariscotta. savorymainedining.com. 6 p.m. Wednesday.
StageWhispers, readings from “Phaedra’s Love,” “Crave” and “4.48 Psychosis” by British playwright Sarah Kane, presented by horn&ivory. Pay-what-you-can. White Cap Grille, 164 Middle St., Portland. www.facebook.com/ HornandIvoryProductions. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
“Exit Laughing,” hilarious comedy about growing older. Thursday performances are pay-what-you-can, $15, $18. The Footlights, 190 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth. www.thefootlightsinfalmouth.com. 7 p.m. March 13. Through March 23.