Friday, December 6, 2013
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Blue Man Group is at Merrill Auditorium in Portland on Friday and Saturday, presented by Portland Ovations.
“Row Boats, Belfast Harbor,” by Henry Isaacs. oil, 48 x 54 inches
Emerging Dance Concert, University of Maine, Minsky Recital Hall, Orono, free. umaine.edu/spa. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
“The Little Mermaid,” lush scenery, fanciful costumes and intricate dance steps set to the music of Ravel and Saint-Sains, with more than 40 Maine State Ballet dancers, Maine State Ballet Theater, 348 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, $15 to $20. mainestateballet.org. 7 p.m. Friday; 1 and 4 p.m. Saturday; 1 p.m. Sunday.
• ART MUSEUMS
Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland: “The Wonderful World of Oz,” exhibition drawn from the world’s most comprehensive collection of Oz materials; farnsworthmuseum.org. Through March. Opening reception, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday.
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; 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.
Maine Jewish Museum, Portland: Harold Garde, “Garde Addendum,” paintings and prints. mainejewishmuseum.org. Through Oct. 25.
Maine Historical Society/Longfellow House, Portland: “Thundered Over the Tide,” 200th anniversary of the battle of The Boxer and The Enterprise, through Oct. 25; “This Rebellion: Maine and the Civil War,” photographs, letters, maps, artifacts and memorabilia, through May 26. mainehistory.org
Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick: “Maurice Prendergast: By the Sea,” seaside work in Maine and elsewhere by Post-Impressionist painter, through Sunday; “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: “Beyond the Breakers: Lighthouses, Life-Saving and the U.S. Coast Guard,” rarely seen artifacts, through Tuesday; “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
Saco Museum: “John Haley’s Civil War,” artifacts related to the Civil War including prints by Winslow Homer, decorative arts, weaponry, uniforms and more, through Nov. 10; “Lawrence Dolby: Photographs of the Saco Central Fire Station,” through November. dyerlibrarysacomuseum.org
Museums of Old York, York: “The Barrell Family Collection: A Return to York,” highlights one of York’s most distinguished early families, through Oct. 19. oldyork.org
Ogunquit Museum of American Art: “Sixty Works – 60 Years,” 60 of the most important works from the permanent collection; “Henry Strater: A Life in Art,” family photos and artwork; “Emerging Artists 2013,” up-and-coming New England artists from traditional to experimental media; “A Community Collects: Selections from the York Hospital Collection,” works by Henry Strater, Sean Beavers, John Laurent, Hal Carney and others; and “Charles and Marcia: The Woodburys in Holland,” collection of pre-Industrial Revolution subjects, through Oct. 31. ogunquitmuseum.org
Colby Museum of Art, Waterville: “Process & Place,” exploring the design evolution of the Alfond-Lunder Family Pavilion, through Sunday; “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
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