June 26, 2013

Art and Theater Listings

Classical music, theater, auditions, art museums and galleries

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The Bowoin International Music Festival continues on the campus of Bowdoin College in Brunswick, with performances daily all week. bowdoinfestival.org

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“First View (Katahdin)” by Veronica Cross, from “Gift of Glacier: The Maine Landscape,” paintings by 23 Maine artists, continuing through Oct. 15 at the L.C. Bates Museum in Hinckley. An artist reception will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday.

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Aqua City Actors Theatre: "The Secret of Comedy, " roles for four women, one teenage girl and two men; performance dates are Sept. 6-15; Waterville Opera House Studio Theater. acattheatre.org. 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday; 6:30 to 9 p.m. Monday.

• ART MUSEUMS

OPENINGS/RECEPTIONS

"Patriotic Imagery," Union patriotic imagery from the Civil War, Maine Historical Society/Longfellow House, Portland. mainehistory.org. Opens Thursday. Through Aug. 26.

"This Rebellion: Maine and the Civil War," photographs, letters, maps, artifacts and memorabilia, Maine Historical Society/Longfellow House, Portland. mainehistory.org. Opens Friday. Through May 26.

"Maurice Prendergast: By the Sea," seaside work in Maine and elsewhere by Post-Impressionist painter, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick. bowdoin.edu/art-museum. Opens Saturday. Through Oct. 13.

Katherine Bradford: "AUGUST," recent paintings with an ocean theme, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick. bowdoin.edu/art-museum. Opens Saturday. Through Sept. 1.

L.C. Bates Museum, Hinckley: "Gift of Glacier: The Maine Landscape," paintings by 23 Maine artists. gwh.org/lcbates. Reception 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Through Oct. 15.

CONTINUING

Portland Museum of Art: "Shangaa: Art of Tanzania," first major exhibition in the U.S. to focus on the traditional arts of Tanzania, through Aug. 25; "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 Jewish Museum, Portland: George Mason, "New Work," paintings, through Friday. treeoflifemuseum.org

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

Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick: Per Kirkeby, career retrospective (paintings and sculpture), through July 14. 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 Oct. 15; "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

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

Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk: "To Sea: The Maritime Heritage of the Kennebunks," marine art, artifacts and archival materials; and "The Tourist of 1913,"  costumes, artifacts, and more, 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

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, 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, "American Treasures: Family and Friends," renderings of artists' relatives and acquaintances, and "American Treasures: Visions of the Land and Sea," paintings of Maine ocean scenes and coastlines, through Feb. 2. farnsworthmuseum.org

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