September 1, 2013

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The Portland Museum of Art on Saturday opens an exhibition of Winslow Homer’s Civil War-era wood engravings drawn from its permanent collection, including “The War for the Union 1862 – A Cavalry Charge. The show features several illustrations that Homer produced for Harper’s Weekly. Also opening Saturday at the museum is an exhibition of paintings and drawings by New York-based Iraqi artist Ahmed Alsoudani.

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The Portland Museum of Art on Saturday opens an exhibition of Winslow Homer’s Civil War-era wood engravings drawn from its permanent collection, including “Thanksgiving Day – Hanging Up the Musket.” The show features several illustrations that Homer produced for Harper’s Weekly. Also opening Saturday at the museum is an exhibition of paintings and drawings by New York-based Iraqi artist Ahmed Alsoudani.

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"Wood, Water, Stone and Seed," oil on panel still lifes and landscapes by Sean Beavers, Gleason Fine Art, Boothbay Harbor. gleasonfineart.com. Through Sept. 14.

"Tell Me a Story: About Maine," works by 14 artists who have illustrated children's books about Maine, University of Southern Maine (Atrium Art Gallery), Lewiston. usm.maine.edu/atriumgallery. Through Nov. 23.

"Andy Warhol: American Icon," 50 to 60 photographic images and original art by Warhol, through Sunday; "Henry Strater: A Life in Art," 60 of the most important works from the collection, through Oct. 31. Ogunquit Museum of American Art. ogunquitmuseum.org.

"Shangaa: Art of Tanzania," first major exhibition in the U.S. to focus on the traditional arts of Tanzania, through Sunday; "A Taste for Modernism," 62 works from the William S. Paley Collection at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, through Sept. 8, Portland Museum of Art. portlandmuseum.org

"Maurice Prendergast: By the Sea" and "August," paintings by Katherine Bradford, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick. 725-3275. bowdoin.edu/art-museum. Through Sunday.

"The Lunder Collection," 19th- and 20th-century art; "Spaces and Places," Chinese art; and "American Weathervanes," weathervanes from the late 19th century, through June 8; "A Thing Alive: Modern Views from the Marin Collections," and works by John Marin, Berenice Abbott, Eugene Atget, Alfred Stieglitz and others, through Sept. 10; "Nowhere But Here: Art from the Alex Katz Foundation," works by Marsden Hartley, Arthur Dove, Elizabeth Murray, Ben Pier and others, through Jan. 5; "Alex Katz: "A Matter of Light," 48 prints, drawings and paintings, through Sept. 15; and "Process & Place," exploring the design evolution of the Alfond-Lunder Family Pavilion, through Oct. 13, Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville. colby.edu/museum

"A Mountain Rises: The Art of Katahdin," 80 historic and contemporary works that represent Mount Katahdin and the surrounding region, through Oct. 27; and Annual Sculpture Garden Invitational, works by 10 artists, through Oct. 31, University of New England Art Gallery, Portland. une.edu/artgallery

"Maine Voices from the Civil War," letters, documents, diaries, sketches, paintings, flags and other objects from the period, Maine State Museum, Augusta. mainestatemuseum.org. Through May 2015.

Laura Bianchi, oil, tempera and acrylic paintings, Goobies, Boothbay Harbor. 633-7001. Through Sunday.

"The Good Life in Maine," artists Barbara Bean, Cory Hart, Letty Husson, Lea Peterson and Sue Zimmerman, and guest artists Denise Rankin and Annie Merrill, Old Post Office Gallery, Georgetown. 449-8215. Through Monday.

Alix Bacon, George Bayliss and Laura Hart, 31st annual showing of artist-made prints, Turtle Gallery, Deer Isle. turtlegallery.com. Through Oct. 15.

"Summer Gathering," group show of gallery artists, Icon Contemporary Art, Brunswick. 725-8157. Through Saturday.

Patricia Wheeler, mixed-media paintings, Aarhus Gallery, Belfast. aarhusgallery.com. Through Sunday.

"A Journey Inside Vietnam," photographs by Bruce Brown, Art House Picture Frames, Portland. 221-3443. Through Sept. 30.

"A Day at the Beach," paintings by Lori Ingraham, and "Images of Portland, Maine," by Robert Wieferich, Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Falmouth. elizabethmossgalleries.com. Through Sept. 7.

"Through the Years: 1964-1999," photographs of children by Olive Pierce, PhoPa Gallery, Portland. 517-0200. Through Sept. 28.

"Late Summer Rhythms," works by KDB, Suzanne deLesseps, Diana Johnson, Elizabeth Newman and Lois Strickland, Yarmouth Frame Shop and Gallery. yarmouthframeand gallery.com. Through Sept. 30.

"Then & Now II," Charles DuBack, Yvette Torres Fine Art, Rockland. yvettetorresfineart.com. Through Sunday.

"Decorating the Everyday: Popular Art from the Farnsworth," furniture, paintings and textiles, through Sept. 22; "Stories of the Land and Its People," student collaborative exhibition, through Sunday; "Every Picture Tells a Story," N.C. Wyeth illustrations from the Brandywine River Museum, through Dec. 29; "A Wondrous Journey: Jonathan Fisher and the Making of Scripture Animals," through Jan. 5; "American Treasures: Small Treasures," through Dec. 29; "American Treasures: Other Voices," through Feb. 2; "American Treasures: Visions of the Land and Sea," through Feb. 2, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. farnsworthmuseum.org

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