Thursday, December 5, 2013
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Alexander Gardner’s “Ruins of the Arsenal, Richmond, Virginia, April 1865,” from “This Mighty Scourge of War,” an exhibition of art from the Civil War opening Thursday at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art in Brunswick.
Courtesy of Bowdoin College Museum of Art/Museum Purchase, Lloyd O. and Marjorie Strong Coulter Fund
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
Cramer Museum, Rockport: Edna St. Millay exhibit, photographs, letters and Millay family mementos, through Aug. 31. 236-2257.
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
Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor: "N'tolonapemk: Our Relatives' Place," archaeological exhibits and stories of the Passamaquoddy, through October; "2013 Waponahki Student Art Show," art by Passamaquoddy and Penobscot students from early childhood education to high school, through Oct. 31; "Wabanaki Guides," the legacy of Wabanaki people serving as guides for European and American explorers, cartographers, tourists and artists from the 1600s to present, through December. abbemuseum.org
Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport: "For Those in Peril: Shipwrecks, Memorials, and Rescues," interactive exhibits, marine art, portraits, photographs and models, through Oct. 20. penobscotmarinemuseum.org
L.C. Bates Museum, Hinckley: "Gift of Glacier: The Maine Landscape," paintings by 23 Maine artists, through Oct. 15. gwh.org/lcbates
University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor: Emily Trenholm, "Monhegan: A New Perspective"; Joanne Freeman, "Three Chords"; Rachelle Agundes and Sean Downey, "Travel in My Borrowed Lives"; and young curators, "Lightscapes"; through Sept. 21. umma.umaine.edu
Belfast Historical Society and Museum: "Belfast During the Civil War: The Home Front," through Aug. 31. belfastmuseum.org
• ART GALLERIES
Mat O'Donnell: "Little Mysteries," paintings, Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick. 725-5242. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through Aug. 30.
"Classic Yachts: Images by John Snyder," photographs, Keag River Gallery, South Thomaston. keagrivergallery.com. Opening reception, 4:30 to 7 p.m. Friday. Through Sept. 30.
"tiny, take two," Whatnot Gallery, Spindleworks, Brunswick. spindleworks.org. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through Sept. 6.
"Go Figure," works by Tanya Fletcher and Alex Rheault, Saccarappa Art Collective, Westbrook. 591-7300. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through Wednesday.
Pam Cabanas, images in pastel and ink wash, Richard Boyd Gallery, Peaks Island. richardboydartgallery.com. Opening reception, noon to 3 p.m. Saturday. Through Aug. 31.
"Summer Gathering," group show of gallery artists, ICON Contemporary Art, Brunswick. 725-8157. Opening reception, 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday. Through Sept. 7.
"Visions of the River," art show celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Damariscotta River Association, Round Top Barn, Damariscotta. 563-1393. Opens Saturday. Through Aug. 17.
"Art on the Porch," annual sale of works by local artists and craftspersons, Fifth Maine Regiment Museum, Peaks Island. 766-3330. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.
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