March 6, 2011

Audience Calendar

Art

Rackstraw Downes: Onsite Paintings, 1972-2008, Portland Museum of Art, $4-$10. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Through March 20.

Weston: Leaves of Grass, Edward Weston photographs, Portland Museum of Art, $4-$10, free under age 6. 775-6148. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Through March 13.

Little Elegies: The Art of Nineteenth-Century Mourning, paintings, texts and objects created to assuage grief, memorialize the dead and remind viewers of religious truths drawn from the museum's collections, Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville. www.colby.edu. Noon to 5 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

The Lay of the Land, work from the museum's permanent collection, Portland Museum of Art, $4-$10. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Through May 8.

Youth Art Month exhibit, Portland Museum of Art, $4-$10. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Through April 3.

Imagination Takes Shape: Canadian Inuit Art from the Robert and Judith Toll Collection, Bowdoin College Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, Brunswick. 2 to 5 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Through April 8.

Fracturing the Burning Glass: Between Mirror and Meaning, work by Gwenael Belanger, Susan Leopold, Daniel Rozin and Alyson Shotz, Maine College of Art (Institute of Contemporary Art), Portland. www.meca.edu. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Wednesday through Saturday. Through April 10.

Storytellers Greta Bank, Patrick Corrigan, Carl Haase, Adriane Herman, Charlie Hewitt, Lisa Pixley, Alex Rheault and David Wolfe use their visual art skills to create artworks that tell stories, University of Southern Maine Kate Cheney Chappell Center for Book Arts, Portland. 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. today; 7:45 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 7:45 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday.

Celebrate Artists from Freeport, group show, Thos. Moser Showroom, Freeport. www.thosmoser.com. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Through May 14.

Mind to Hand: Drawings from the Farnsworth, drawings from the museum's collection; part of the Maine Drawing Project, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, $10-$12, free age 16 and younger. www.farnsworthmuseum.org. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Wednesday through Saturday. Through April 3.

Nothing Major, featuring work by undergraduates who have not yet declared a major, Maine College of Art, Portland. www.meca.edu. noon to 5 p.m. today; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

44.4 Degrees North, large map installation by local cartographer, Margot Carpenter, Perimeter Gallery, Belfast. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. today; 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.

Pop-ups! They're not JUST for kids! pop-up books from the Goralnick Collection, Bowdoin College, Hawthorne Longfellow Library, Brunswick. www.bowdoin.edu. 10 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. today; 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. Monday through Wednesday; 8:30 a.m. to midnight Thursday; 8:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday. Through April 1.

The Feathered Hand, installations, drawings and prints by Alison Derby Hildreth, University of New England Art Gallery, Portland. 1 to 4 p.m. today, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; 1 to 7 p.m. Thursday; artist lecture 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Through April 3.

Maine's Soul Survivors, photographic portraits by Jack Montgomery, Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress St., Portland. 329-9854. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today through Saturday. Through March 14.

Alex Katz: Drawings, Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville. www.colby.edu. Noon to 5 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Through April 8.

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