September 4, 2013

Art and Theater Listings

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Untitled, acrylic and charcoal on canvas by Ahmed Alsoudani, from the exhibition of work by the Iraqi-born MECA graduate opening Saturday at the Portland Museum of Art.

©Ahmed Alsoudani. Photo courtesy of Haunch of Venison, New York, and Portland Museum of Art

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“Maine Blue,” acrylic by Jane Dahmen, from “Through the Trees,” the exhibition of her work continuing through Sept. 28 at Gleason Fine Art in Portland. A reception will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Courtesy of Gleason Fine Art

"Winslow Homer's Civil War," wood engravings and prints from Homer's days as an "embedded" artist in the Union Army, Portland Museum of Art. portlandmuseum.org. Opens Saturday. Through Dec. 8.

Ahmed Alsoudani: "Redacted," paintings and drawings from New York-based Iraqi artist and MECA graduate, Portland Museum of Art. portlandmuseum.org. Opens Saturday. Through Dec. 8.

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

Maine Historical Society/Longfellow House, Portland: "Thundered Over the Tide," 200th anniversary of the battle of The Boxer and The Enterprise, through Oct. 25; "This Rebellion: Maine and the Civil War," photographs, letters, maps, artifacts and memorabilia, through May 26. mainehistory.org

Maine Jewish Museum, Portland: Harold Garde, "Garde Addendum," through Oct. 25. mainejewishmuseum.org

Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick: "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; "This Mighty Scourge of War," art of the Civil War, through Jan. 5. 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; "Lawrence Dolby: Photographs of the Saco Central Fire Station," through November. 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

Colby 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, Elizabeth 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. 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

Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland: "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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