May 22, 2013

Art and Theater Listings

Classical music, dance, theater, auditions, art museums and galleries

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“Duck and Cover,” a new comedy set during the Cuban missile crisis in 1962, opens at Acorn Studio Theater in Westbrook May 30.

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Paintings and other works by Claire Seidl are part of the “What Was, Is”exhibit opening at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockport on Saturday.

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• AUDITIONS

"Rent," casting for high school students and older for Aug. 16-24 musical, Waldo Theatre, Waldoboro. thewaldo.org. 4 p.m. Saturday.

• ART MUSEUMS

OPENINGS/RECEPTIONS

"InDivisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas," Smithsonian exhibition explores race, culture and integration into American society, Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor. abbemuseum.org. Opens Thursday. Through Aug. 4.

"For Those in Peril: Shipwrecks, Memorials, and Rescues," interactive exhibits, marine art, portraits, photographs and models, Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport. penobscotmarinemuseum.org. Opening reception, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday. Through Oct. 20.

CONTINUING

Portland Museum of Art: "A Taste of Modernism," 62 works from the William S. Paley Collection at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, through Sept. 8. portlandmuseum.org

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

Maine Jewish Museum, Portland: George Mason, "New Work," paintings, through June 24. treeoflifemuseum.org

Museum of African Culture, Portland: "Lines Converge, Colors Dance," original illustrations by Ashley Bryan, Daniel Minter and Rohan Henry, through June 28. museumafricanculture.org

Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick: "Simply Divine: Gods and Demigods in the Ancient Mediterranean," ancient sculpture and pottery from the permanent collection; "Transformative Gestures: Paintings of the Renaissance," "Unity and Fragmentation: Selections from the Permanent Collection" and "Sense of Scale, Measure by Color: Art, Science, and Mathematics of Planet Earth," through June 2; Per Kirkeby, career retrospective (paintings and sculpture), through July 14. bowdoin.edu/art-museum

Maine Maritime Museum, Bath: "Ahead Full at Fifty: 50 Years of Collecting at Maine Maritime Museum," through Sunday; "That Flaunting Rag! Maine's Maritime War Against the Confederacy," through Dec. 1. mainemaritimemuseum.org

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. dyerlibrarysacomuseum.org

Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk: "To Sea: The Maritime Heritage of the Kennebunks," marine art, artifacts and archival materials, through Sept. 14. brickstoremuseum.org

Ogunquit Museum of American Art: "Sixty Works -- 60 Years," 60 of the most important works from the permanent collection, and "Henry Strater: A Life in Art," family photos and artwork, through Oct. 31. ogunquitmuseum.org

Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston: Dozier Bell, "Mind's Eye," black-and-white photographs; "Selections from the Permanent Collection: Recent Acquisitions"; and senior thesis show, works by students in the Department of Art and Visual Culture, through Saturday. bates.edu/museum/exhibitions

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

Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland: "Stories of the Land and Its People," the history of midcoast communities through art, through Sept. 1; "Decorating the Everyday: Popular Art from the Farnsworth," items reflecting mainly 19th- and early 20th-century regional life in Maine and New England, through Sept. 22; Andrew Wyeth, "Her Room," 1963 tempera painting accompanied by pencil and watercolor studies that led to the final work, through Nov. 17; "Every Picture Tells a Story: N.C. Wyeth Illustrations from the Brandywine River Museum," "American Treasures: Small Treasures," small-scale work from the museum collection, and "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; "American Treasures: Other Voices," contemporary art from the museum collection, through Feb. 2. farnsworthmuseum.org

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