December 12, 2012

Art and Theater Listings

Classical music, dance, theater, art museums and galleries

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Dustin Tucker as the disgruntled department-store elf Crumpet in “The Santaland Diaries,” which concludes its holiday run at Portland Stage Company on Sunday.

Todd Brian Backus photo courtesy of Portland Stage Co.

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“Bay Studio” by Maurice Freedman, from “The Holiday Show,” continuing through Jan. 18 at Greenhut Galleries in Portland.

Courtesy of Greenhut Galleries

Maine Historical Society Museum/Longfellow House, Portland: "Wired!" explores the electrification of Maine during the 20th century, through May 26. mainehistory.org

Maine Museum of Photographic Arts, USM Glickman Library, Portland: Luc Demers, "Trace," photographs, and Richard Veit, photographs, through Dec. 21. usm.maine.edu/library

Maine Jewish Museum, Portland: Dahlov Ipcar, recent paintings, prints, giclee and books, Maine Jewish Museum, Portland. mainejewishmuseum.org. Through Jan. 5. treeoflifemuseum.org

Museum of African Culture, Portland: "The Incarnation of Earthly Creations," Haitian art, through Jan. 30. museumafricanculture.org

Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick: "Michelangelo: Art and Afterlife," looks at the influence of Michelangelo's art and the legend of his character, through Dec. 20; "Making a Presence: F. Holland Day in Artistic Photography," photographs by and of F. Holland Day (1864-1933) and "We Never See Anything Clearly: John Ruskin and Landscape Painting," paintings from 1840s to 1870s, through Dec. 23; "Fantastic Stories: The Supernatural in Nineteenth-Century Japanese Prints," through March 3; "In Printmaking ABC," master prints in memoriam of Bowdoin alumnus David P. Becker, through March 10. bowdoin.edu/art-museum

Pejepscot Historical Society Museum, Brunswick: "Vote, Pejepscot!", election and political paraphernalia, and "Home Decoration: The Domestic Artistry of the Skolfield Women, 1845-1900," samplers, printed screens, flower arrangements, hair wreaths and more, through Dec. 31. pejepscothistorical.org

Maine Maritime Museum, Bath: "Ahead Full at Fifty: 50 Years of Collecting at Maine Maritime Museum," through May 26. mainemaritimemuseum.org

Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston: "Starstruck: The Fine Art of Astrophotography," featuring 106 images by artists from 11 countries across five continents, through Saturday. bates.edu/museum/exhibitions

Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville: Alex Katz, "Maine/New York," 28 paintings and one multi-part sculpture, through Dec. 30; "Rediscoveries 4: Comedy, Seriously," art that engages comedy and seriousness at once, through March 30. colby.edu

Maine State Museum, Augusta: "Malaga Island: Fragmented Lives," historic photographs, documents, artifacts and first-person accounts, through May. mainestatemuseum.org

Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland: "Jamie Wyeth, Rockwell Kent and Monhegan," paintings, and "Impressionist Summers: Frank W. Benson's North Haven," paintings, through Dec. 30; "Recent Acquisitions," newly acquired work by Georgia O'Keeffe, Arthur Dove, Rockwell Kent, Marguerite and William Zorach, Elaine de Kooning, Andrew and N.C. Wyeth, and more, through March 10; "Andrew Wyeth: Pencil Drawings and Watercolor Sketches," through April 7. farnsworthmuseum.org

Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor: "Indians and Rusticators" and "Transcending Traditions: The Next Generation and Maine Indian Basketry," through Dec. 29; "N'tolonapemk: Our Relatives' Place," archeological exhibits and stories of the Passamaquoddy, through October. abbemuseum.org

University of Maine (Museum of Art), Bangor: Alan Bray, "At the Edges," paintings; Mayumi Sarai, "Ring Cycle," carved wooden sculptures; and Susan Jane Belton, "What's Yours," oil on panel portraits; through Jan. 5. umma.umaine.edu

• ART GALLERIES

OPENINGS/RECEPTIONS

"Photo A Go Go," silent auction of framed photographs with live music, Bakery Photographic Collective, Westbrook. bakeryphoto.com. 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Kennebec Valley Art Association Annual Holiday Art Show & Sale, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. harlowgallery.org. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through Jan. 12.

CONTINUING

Portland Public Library: "Elegant Enigmas: The Art of Edward Gorey," original illustrations, preparatory sketches, unpublished drawings and ephemera, through Dec. 29; "The Sea Within Us: Iconically Maritime in Fashion and Design," presented by Maine Maritime Museum, through June 14. portlandlibrary.com

University of Southern Maine Osher Map Library, Portland: "Iconic America: The U.S. Outline as National Symbol," through Feb. 28. usm.maine.edu/maps

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