December 26, 2013

Art and Theater Listings

Museums, galleries and theater


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“Paul Newman Chopping Wood,” 1963, by Phillipe Halsman is part of the new exhibition “American Vision: Photographs from the Collection of Owen and Anna Wells” at the Portland Museum of Art.

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“American Vision: Photographs from the Collection of Owen and Anna Wells,” 40 photographs provide an extraordinary survey of 20th-century American photography, through Feb. 23; “Piece Work,” 2013 Portland Museum of Art Biennial, recent work by 30 artists, through Jan. 5; “9 Walks,” nine video projections by Amy Stacey Curtis, through Jan. 5; “J480N R063N38,” installation of large-scale sculptural forms by Jason Rogenes in the PMA family space, through Jan. 5; “Redacted,” paintings and drawings by Ahmed Alsoudani, Iraqi artist and MECA graduate, through Feb. 2. Portland Museum of Art.

“The Wonderful World of Oz,” exhibition drawn from the world’s most comprehensive collection of Oz materials, based in Maine, through March; “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: Visions of the Land and Sea,” through Feb. 2; Andrew Wyeth: “Temperas and Watercolors,” through April 30, Farnsworth Art Museum, 16 Museum St., Rockland. farnsworth

“Breakthrough: Work by Contemporary Chinese Artists,” eight pioneering women artists, through Jan. 5; “Regarding the Forces of Nature: From Alma Thomas to Yayoi Kusama,” selection of works by distinguished women artists includes paintings by Yayoi Kusama and Alma Thomas, through March 9; “The Object Show,” small and rarely seen objects from diverse collections, through June 8. Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 9400 College Station, Brunswick.

“The Lunder Collection,” works by Whistler, Homer, O’Keefe and many more American masters, through June 8; “Nowhere But Here,” works by Marsden Hartley, Arthur Dove, Elizabeth Murray, Ben Pier and others, through Jan. 5; plus “Spaces and Places” and “American Weathervanes.” Colby College Museum of Art, 5600 Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville.

“Underfoot: Footwear, Hooked Rugs, In the Cellar and Below Decks,” Through Feb. 22. Penobscot Marine Museum, 5 Church St., Searsport.

“Winter Harbor & Penobscot Bay,” small, bold oil paintings by Brita Holmquist. Through Tuesday. Daunis Fine Jewelry, 616 Congress St., Portland.

“The Collector’s Choice,” photographs, lithographs, paintings and more by several artists. Through Jan. 3. York Public Library, 15 Long Sands Road.

Heartwood College of Art presents “Art of the Barn,” interpretations of local barns by local artists. Through Monday. Brick Store Museum, 117 Main St., Kennebunk. www.brickstore

Wearable Art, by Maine artists to wear and live with. Through Tuesday. Markings Gallery, 50 Front St., Bath.

“The Holly and The Ivy: Festival of Trees,” Dozens of gorgeously decorated trees and wreaths. Through Sunday. Saco Museum, 371 Main St., Saco.

Portraits of Recently Extinct Birds of the Eastern United States, by Jada Fitch, Through Feb. 4. The Green Hand Bookshop, 661 Congress St., Portland.

Michael Vickery, “Progressions in Time and Space: Traditional and 3D-printed Media,” Through Jan. 15. University of New England Campus Center, Biddeford.

Southern Maine Community College Student Exhibition, self-portraits in charcoal. Through Jan. 31. Portland Public Library, Main Branch, 5 Monument Square, Portland. www.portland

“Just What You’ve Always Wanted,” paintings, photographs, mixed media and more. Through Jan. 12. Elizabeth Moss Galleries, 251 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth.

New sculptures by Jeff Barrett, Gleason Fine Art, Boothbay Harbor, 7 Oak St., Boothbay Harbor. Through Jan. 4.

Paul Black, new Portland paintings. Through Dec. 31. Fore Street Gallery, 372 Fore St., Portland.

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