November 21, 2013

Art and Theater Listings

Classical music, theater, dance, museums and art galleries

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“Yin Xiuzhen,” set of 10 color photographs on paper by Yin Xiuzhen, 1998, at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art in Brunswick. Courtesy of the artist and Chambers Fine Art.

Courtesy of Bowdoin College Museum of Art

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"Pemaquid Point," oil on panel by Margaret Gerding, from her exhibition continuing through November at Greenhut Galleries in Portland.

Courtesy of Greenhut Galleries

“The Imaginary Invalid,” Moliere’s classic farce, presented by the Gorham High School Theatre Program, McCormack Performing Arts Center at the high school, $6, $4 seniors and students. 222-1156. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

“The Three Piggs,” presented by The Fairy Tale Players, revolves around the trials and tribulations of a middle school science fair, Acorn Studio Theater, Westbrook, $6, $4 for 12 and under. acorn-productions.org. 11 a.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

“Take Four,” presented by Cape Elizabeth High School Theatre Department, an evening of parody, improvisation, film and music in a lively evening of student-driven innovation, high school auditorium, Cape Elizabeth, $5. 799-3300. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday.

MUSEUMS

Portland Museum of Art: “Piece Work: 2013 Portland Museum of Art Biennial,” new and recent work by living artists, through Jan. 5; “9 Walks,” video projections by Amy Stacey Curtis exploring movement in time and space via the motif of a walk in the woods, through Jan. 5; Jason Rogenes “J480N R063N38,” installation of large-scale sculptural forms in the PMA family space, through Jan. 5; Winslow Homer’s “Civil War,” wood engravings and prints from Homer’s days as an artist with the Union Army, through Dec. 8; Ahmed Alsoudani: “Redacted,” paintings and drawings by New York-based Iraqi artist and MECA graduate, through Dec. 8; portlandmuseum.org

Museum of African Culture, Portland: “Ancestral Visionary,” works on wood and canvas by Jerome Wright. Through Nov. 30. museumof africanculture.org.

Saco Museum: “Lawrence Dolby: Photographs of the Saco Central Fire Station,” through November. dyerlibrary sacomuseum.org

Maine Jewish Museum, Portland: “Beings,” sculptures by Eva Goetz and Nanci Khan. treeoflifemuseum.org. Through Dec. 24.

Maine Historical Society/Longfellow House, Portland: “This Rebellion: Maine and the Civil War,” photographs, letters, maps, artifacts and memorabilia, through May 26. mainehistory.org

Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick: “Breakthrough: Work by Contemporary Chinese Artists,” artwork by eight pioneering Chinese women, through Dec. 22; “This Mighty Scourge of War,” art of the Civil War, through Jan. 5. bowdoin.edu/art-museum

Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, Bowdoin College, Brunswick: “Robert E. Peary and His Northern World,” through Dec. 31; “Animal Allies: Inuit Views of the Northern World,” through Jan. 6; “Spirits of Land, Air, and Water: Antler Carvings from the Robert and Judith Toll Collection,” through Feb. 23. bowdoin.edu/arctic-museum

Maine Maritime Museum, Bath: “Going Coastal: Humor, Parody and Amusement of a Maritime Nature,” through June 1; “That Flaunting Rag! Maine’s Maritime War Against the Confederacy,” through Dec. 1. mainemaritimemuseum .org

Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston: “Redefining the Multiple: 13 Japanese Printmakers” and “Selections from Berenice Abbott’s ‘Portrait of Maine,’ ” through Dec. 14. bates.edu

Colby Museum of Art, Waterville: “Nowhere But Here,” works by Marsden Hartley, Arthur Dove, Elizabeth Murray, Ben Pier and others, through Jan. 5; “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.edu/museum

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

Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland: “The Wonderful World of Oz,” exhibition drawn from the world’s most comprehensive collection of Oz materials, based in Maine, through March; “Temperas and Watercolors” by Andrew Wyeth, through April 30; “Every Picture Tells a Story: N.C. Wyeth Illustrations from the Brandywine River Museum,” through Dec. 29; “American Treasures: Maine Voices,” views of Maine through art by N.C. Wyeth, Louise Nevelson, Alex Katz and more, through Dec. 29; “A Wondrous Journey: Jonathan Fisher and the Making of Scripture Animals,” through Jan. 5. farnsworthmuseum.org

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