“The Lunder Collection,” works by Whistler, Homer, O’Keefe and many more American masters, plus “Spaces and Places” and “American Weathervanes.” Colby College Museum of Art, 5600 Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville. www.colby.edu/museum. Through June 8.
“The Object Show: Discoveries in Bowdoin Collections,” small and rarely seen objects from diverse collections. Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 9400 College Station, Brunswick. www.bowdoin.edu/art-museum. Through June 1.
“Andrea Sulzer: New Work,” recent creations, including large, colored-pencil drawings and woodblock prints. Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square Plaza, Portland. portlandmuseum.org. Through Aug. 24.
Clint Fulkerson, oversized drawings on transparent surfaces that people can walk through. Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square Plaza, Portland . portlandmuseum.org. Through July 27.
“Robert Clark: Color Woodblock Prints,” wood block prints. Gleason Fine Art, Boothbay Harbor, 7 Oak St., Boothbay Harbor. www.gleasonfineart.com. Through Saturday.
“Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here,” part of a traveling exhibition of more than 100 international artists’ books. Unum Great Reading Room at Glickman Library, 314 Forest Ave., 7th Floor, Portland. www.usm.maine.edu/bookarts. Thursday.
“Woman on Wire,” exhibition by Angela Andersen Pomerleau, paintings depicting Flying Wallendas circus troupe. Camden Public Library, 55 Main St, Camden. www.librarycamden.org. Through May 31.
“From the Wrack Line,” mixed media sculpture, drawings, and prints by Lincolnville artist Simon van der Ven. Perimeter Gallery, 96 Maine St., Belfast. 338-0555. Through May 18.
Paintings by Anne Ireland ’94, Maine College of Art, Charles C. Thomas Gallery, 522 Congress St., Portland. Free. www.meca.edu.
“Mansion as Muse: Contemporary Art at Victoria Mansion,” works inspired by the mansion’s interiors by artists Mark Dion and Dana Sherwood, Andrew Mowbray, Justin Richel and Amy Yoes. $15 seniors and AAA members, $13.50 college students (with ID), $7 children 6-17;under 6 free. Victoria Mansion, 109 Danforth St., Portland. www.victoriamansion.org. Through May 21.
Senior Thesis Exhibition, 10 studio art majors at Bates College show work from their yearlong thesis projects. Bates College Museum of Art, 75 Russell St., Lewiston. www.bates.edu/museum. Through May 29.
“The Joy of the Lens,” photography by Maine residents in juried exhibit. Topsham Public Library Crooker Gallery, 25 Foreside Road, Topsham. www.topshamlibrary.org. Through May 10.
“Last Light: Waiting for the Moon,” Elaine Barclay, Carol Fonde, oil paintings and archival chromogenic prints. Elizabeth Moss Galleries, 251 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth. www.elizabethmossgalleries.com. Through May 31.
“Working Through,” art by Jamie Ribisi-Braley. Free. Monkitree, 263 Water St., Gardiner. monkitree.com. Through June 7.
“Vivacity,” work by David Marshall, Geeta Ramni, Wayne Ross and Anastasia Weigle. Free. Constellation Gallery, 511 Congress St., Portland. constellationart.com. Through May 28.
“From the Elegant to the Everyday: 200 Years of Fashion in New England,” clothing exhibit. $5, $3 students and seniors, $2 children, 6 and under free. Saco Museum, 371 Main St., Saco. sacomuseum.org. Through Saturday.
“Clifford Smith: Expressing the Pulse of Maine,” oil paintings. Elizabeth Moss Galleries, 251 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth. www.elizabethmossgalleries.com. through May 31.
“Vitamin V: How Food Fought the Second World War,” propaganda posters and an outdoor victory garden. Brick Store Museum, 117 Main St., Kennebunk. www.brickstoremuseum.org. Through January 9.
“Those Contrary Winds: Weather and its Effects on Ships, Mariners and Maritime History,” paintings, photography and artifacts from MMM and private collections. Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington St., Bath. mainemaritimemuseum.org. Through June 1.
Exhibit: “Going Coastal: Humor, Parody and Amusement of a Maritime Nature.” Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington St., Bath. mainemaritimemuseum.org. Through June 1.
George Daniell: “Picturing Monhegan Island,” photographs and drawings created on Monhegan Island. $12, $10 seniors and students, $6 youth, under 12 free. Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square Plaza, Portland. portlandmuseum.org. Through Aug. 3.
Ed Douglas “New Work.” Greenhut Galleries, 146 Middle St., Portland. www.greenhutgalleries.com. Through May 31.
“New to the Collection: Artwork by Louis Norton,” six newly acquired works of pastel and oil. Brick Store Museum, 117 Main St., Kennebunk . www.brickstoremuseum.org. Through Oct. 4.
“Hamsters and Popcorn,” oil paintings by Elise Smorczewski. The Green Hand Bookshop, 661 Congress St., Portland. greenhandbooks.blogspot.com. Through May 31.
[IN] HABIT, 2014 Senior Thesis Exhibition, 84 installations on three floors of the Porteous building. Free. Maine College of Art, 522 Congress St., Portland. www.meca.edu.
“Historic Images of Georgetown: A Special Spring Exhibit,” images from 1800s into 1960s selected from Gene Reynold’s upcoming book, “Images of America – Georgetown.” Free. Georgetown Historical Society, 20 Bay Point Road, Georgetown. www.georgetownhistoricalsociety.org. Through July 5.
• ART OPENINGS, RECEPTIONS AND EVENTS
Final artists reception for “Vivacity,” at First Friday Art Walk. Free. Constellation Gallery, 511 Congress St., Portland. constellationart.com. 5-8 p.m. Friday.
MECAmorphosis, Maine College of Art Spring Gala, Fashion Show and Thesis Exhibition. Tapas, cash bars, music, runway fashion show, interactive art. Benefit for MECA scholarships. $25 to $1,200. Maine College of Art, Porteous Building, 522 Congress St., Portland. www.meca.edu/mecamorphosis. 5:30 p.m. Thursday.
Opening Reception: Ed Douglas “New Work.” Greenhut Galleries, 146 Middle St., Portland. www.greenhutgalleries.com. 5-7 p.m. Thursday.
Opening Reception: “In Full Bloom – A New Season,” intimate views of plant life by Maine artists Jean Beal and Alice Kirkpatrick. Free. Harmons and Bartons Gallery, 584 Congress St., second floor, Portland. www.harmonsbartons.com. 5-8 p.m. Friday. Show runs through May 31.
Opening Reception: Ceramic artist Mary Sweeney. Free. Art Gallery, 16A Shapleigh Road (Rt. 236), Kittery. www.justuschickens.net. 4-7 p.m. Friday. Show runs through May 31.
May First Friday Art Walk: Adam Stephanus, local graphite abstract-realism artist. Drawings on display in May. Free. Mainely Frames and Gallery, 541 Congress St., Portland. mainelyart.com. 1 p.m. Friday.
Portland Public Schools Art Show, hundreds of works by students in kindergarten through 12th grade, plus music and dance. Free. Portland City Hall, 389 Congress St., Portland. www2.portlandschools.org/news/district-showcases-student-work-may-2-art-walk. 3-8 p.m. Friday.
Portland Public Schools Student Showcase, ARTronics sculptures by Casco Bay High School students and exhibits from a King Middle School learning expedition. Free. Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium, 5 Monument Square, Portland. www2.portlandschools.org/news/district-showcases-student-work-may-2-art-walk. 5-8 p.m. Friday.
Portland High School Experimental Art Installation, masking-tape graffiti of an orca whale and other sea animals. Free. Portland High School (area behind school). www2.portlandschools.org/news/district-showcases-student-work-may-2-art-walk. 5-8 p.m. Friday.
Lincoln Middle School Hunger Project, sixth- and eighth-graders present an interactive display about hunger. Free. Congress Street near Starbuck’s. www2.portlandschools.org/news/district-showcases-student-work-may-2-art-walk. 5-7 p.m. Friday.
Nature Embossed, works by Judi Lim and Chong Lim. Free. Daunis Fine Jewelry, 616 Congress St., Portland . www.daunis.com. 5 p.m. Friday.
First Friday at Victoria Mansion featuring “Mansion as Muse,” discounted evening tours. $5. Victoria Mansion, 109 Danforth St., Portland. victoriamansion.org. 5-8 p.m. Friday.
“The Art of Icon Painting,” hands-on studio workshop with Russian artist Marina Forbes. Call for more details. St. George’s Episcopal Church, 407 York St, York. (603) 332-2255. marinaforbes.com. 1 p.m. Tuesday.
• CLASSICAL MUSIC
Symphonies of psalms, music of Felix Mendelssohn and Igor Stravinsky. Bowdoin Chorus and Mozart Mentors orchestra. Free. Studzinski Recital Hall, Bowdoin College, 3725 College St, Brunswick. www.bowdoin.edu/arts. 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday.
Henry Purcell’s “The Fairy-Queen” with St. Cecilia Chamber Choir. $15, 18 and under free. St. Patrick Church, 380 Academy Hill, Newcastle. www.ceciliachoir.org. 7 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday.
Portland Symphony Orchestra, “Classical Mystery Tour,” tribute to The Beatles, $31 to $81. Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland. www.porttix.com. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
“Bach Birthday Bash,”with organist Ray Cornils and Choral Art Society Singers. $15, free for students and 12 and under. South Congregational Church, 2 North St., Kennebunkport. www.foko.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
“The Summer King,” new American opera by Maine-based composer Daniel Sonenberg. $41, $48. Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland. www.porttix.com. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
Martin Perry, solo piano, works by Chopin, Grieg and Hindemith. $20. First Parish Church, 207 Maine St., Brunswick. www.martinperrypiano.com. 3 p.m. Sunday.
NT LIVE: “King Lear.” $23 adults, $15 students. The Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., Rockland. www.rocklandstrand.com. 2 p.m. Thursday, 7 p.m. Thursday.
“The Puppetmaster of Lodz,” play about the horrors of war and resilience of the human spirit. Suggested donation $12. Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress St., Portland. www.mainejewishmuseum.org. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and May 8.
“Enlaces: I Am,” performance exploring the Latino/a presence at Bates College and in Maine. Free. Bates College, Schaeffer Theatre, 329 College St., Lewiston. bates.edu. 6 p.m. Friday.
Maine Playwrights Festival Omega show, eight short plays by Maine authors. $15 adults, $12 students and seniors. St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland. www.maineplaywrightsfestival.org/omega-show. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 4 p.m. Saturday.
“Marvin’s Room,” presented by The Originals. $25, $20 students and seniors. Saco River Theatre, 29 Salmon Falls Road, Buxton. www.sacorivertheatre.org. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
“Oliver! The Musical,” Our Theatre Company. $10, $8 seniors and kids 12 and under. Nasson Community Center and Little Theatre, 456 Main St., Springvale. www.nassoncc.org. 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
“Moonlight and Magnolias,” behind-the-scenes look at making of “Gone with the Wind.” $20 adults; $5 youth, $16 for groups of 10 or more. The Public Theatre, 31 Maple St, Lewiston. www.thepublictheatre.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Thursday, 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday.
“Young Frankenstein,” musical comedy. $21.99, $17.99 seniors. Lyric Music Theater, 176 Sawyer St., South Portland. www.lyricmusictheater.org. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
“Twelfth Night,” Young Actors Shakespeare Conservatory. $5 suggested donation. St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland. www.acorn-productions.org. 1 p.m. Saturday.
Audiobody, family-friendly electronic-comedy duo. Advance tickets $7 for students, $10 for adults. Day of show $15 for all. The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, 86 Townsend Avenue, Boothbay Harbor. www.boothbayoperahouse.com. 7 p.m. Saturday.
“L’Avenir – A Collection of Dances for All Ages,” presented by Elizabeth Drucker’s Ballet School. $12. $10 seniors and children. Orion Performing Arts Center, Mt. Ararat High School, 66 Republic Ave., Topsham. www.theballetschool.com. 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
“Dance ’Til You Drop!” murder mystery with dancing, auction and cash bar. Madhorse Theater at The Hutchins School, 24 Mosher St., South Portland. www.madhorse.com. 7 p.m. Saturday.
“What Is This Life,” musical by Bob Lovelace. Tickets available at Skowhegan Chamber of Commerce, Don Skillings Insurance, $12 in advance, $15 at the door. Skowhegan Opera House, 225 Water St., Skowhegan. www.skowhegan.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
24-hour Portland Theater Project, Maine Playwrights Festival event features six brand-new plays created in 24-hour period. $15, $12 students and seniors. St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland. www.maineplaywrightsfestival.org/24-hour-theatre-project. 7:30 p.m. Sunday.
Met Opera Live: “Cosi Fan Tutte.” $27 adults, $15 students. The Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., Rockland. RocklandStrand.com. 1 p.m. Tuesday.
Little Festival of the Unexpected, public readings of three new plays: “The First Mrs. Rochester,” “Papermaker” and “Forty.” $10 suggested donation. Portland Stage Company Studio Theater. 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday.