July 31, 2013

Art and Theater Listings

Classical music, dance, theater, art museums and galleries

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Maine Pro Musica, directed by Janna Hymes, will perform at the Opera House at Boothbay Harbor on Wednesday.

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Daniel Mahler portrays Oberon in the Harborside Shakespeare Company production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at Mayo Street Arts in Portland Friday and Saturday.

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"The Little Mermaid Jr.," presented by Midcoast Youth Theater, Orion Performing Arts Center, Topsham, $10; $8 for seniors and students. youth-theater.org. 7 p.m. Aug. 8. Through Aug. 10.

• ART MUSEUMS

OPENINGS/RECEPTIONS

"This Mighty Scourge of War," art of the Civil War, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick. bowdoin.edu/art-museum. Opens Aug. 8. Through Jan. 5.

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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 Historical Society/Longfellow House, Portland: "Patriotic Imagery," Union patriotic imagery from the Civil War, through Aug. 26; "This Rebellion: Maine and the Civil War," photographs, letters, maps, artifacts and memorabilia, through May 26, 2014. mainehistory.org

Maine Jewish Museum, Portland: Asherah Cinnamon, "Celebration, Tradition and Change," through Aug. 29. treeoflifemuseum.org

Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick: Katherine Bradford, "AUGUST," recent paintings with an ocean theme, through Sept. 1; "Perspectives on Modern and Contemporary Art," paintings by Rackstraw Downes and others, through Sept. 15; "Maurice Prendergast: By the Sea," seaside work in Maine and elsewhere by Post-Impressionist painter, through Oct. 13. 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: "Andy Warhol: American Icon," photographic images never shown in public and original works of art by Warhol on loan, through Sept. 1; "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

Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville: Alex Katz, "A Matter of Light," 48 prints, drawings and paintings, through Sept. 15; "A Thing Alive: Modern Views from the Marin Collections," work by John Marin, Berenice Abbott, Eugene Atget, Alfred Stieglitz and others, through Sept. 29; "Process & Place," exploring the design evolution of the Alfond-Lunder Family Pavilion, through Oct. 13; "Nowhere But Here," works by Marsden Hartley, Arthur Dove, Eizabeth 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, 2014. colby.edu/museum

Maine State Museum, Augusta: "Maine Voices from the Civil War," letters, documents, diaries, sketches, paintings, flags and other objects from the Civil War period, through May 2015. mainestatemuseum.org

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