Thursday, April 17, 2014
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“Potted Potter – The Unauthorized Harry Experience – A Parody by Dan and Jeff” condenses all seven Harry Potter books (and a real-life game of Quidditch) into 70 frantically paced minutes. Starring Jefferson Turner, left, and Daniel Clarkson, “Potted Potter” will be at Merrill Auditorium in Portland on Wednesday and Oct. 3.
Courtesy of Portland Ovations
Matt Blackwell’s “Winter Stealing the Sun” (2001-2005), oil on canvas, from “Piece Work,” the Portland Museum of Art Biennial opening Oct. 3 and continuing through Jan. 5.
Courtesy of Portland Museum of Art/Edward Thorp Gallery
"Piece Work," 2013 Portland Museum of Art Biennial, juried exhibition showcasing new or recent work by living artists, Portland Museum of Art. portlandmuseum.org. Oct. 3 through Jan. 5.
"9 Walks," video projections by Amy Stacey Curtis exploring movement in time and space via the motif of a walk in the woods, Portland Museum of Art. portlandmuseum.org. Oct. 3. through Jan. 5.
Portland Museum of Art: "Winslow Homer's Civil War," wood engravings and prints from Homer's days as an "embedded" artist in the Union Army; and Ahmed Alsoudani, "Redacted," paintings and drawings from New York-based Iraqi artist and MECA graduate, through Dec. 8. 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: "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
Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston: "Redefining the Multiple: 13 Japanese Printmakers" and "Selections from Berenice Abbott's 'Portrait of Maine,' " through Dec. 14. bates.edu
Saco Museum: "Works by Living Innovations," through Monday (Dyer Library); "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
Ogunquit Museum of American Art: "Sixty Works -- 60 Years," 60 of the most important works from the permanent collection; "Henry Strater: A Life in Art," family photos and artwork; "Emerging Artists 2013," up-and-coming New England artists from traditional to experimental media; "A Community Collects: Selections from the York Hospital Collection," works by Henry Strater, Sean Beavers, John Laurent, Hal Carney and others; and "Charles and Marcia: The Woodburys in Holland," collection of pre-Industrial Revolution subjects, through Oct. 31. ogunquitmuseum.org
Colby Museum of Art, Waterville: "A Thing Alive: Modern Views from the Marin Collections," work by John Marin, Berenice Abbott, Eugene Atget, Alfred Stieglitz and others, through Sunday; "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
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“Local Color, Bridgton, Maine,” from “Light Moments,” photography by Ed Stevens, continuing through Saturday at Frost Farm Gallery in Norway.