January 19, 2012

Art and Theater Listings

Classical music, dance, theater, auditions, art museums and galleries

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An exhibition of 19th-century and early-20th-century carriage robes opens with a reception today at the Sanford-Springvale Historical Museum in Sanford, continuing into early summer.

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“Portland Morning,” an oil painting by Thomas Connolly, is among the works on view in “Art Maine 2012,” continuing at Greenhut Galleries in Portland.

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"Inside Out: Exploring Gifts of Art from Private Collectors," contributions from private collectors since 1811, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick. bowdoin.edu. Opens Tuesday. Through April 15.


Portland Museum of Art: "The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Maine, Part II," work of various media and styles, through Jan. 29; "Gather Up the Fragments: The Andrews Shaker Collection," Shaker furniture, printed works, visual art, tools, textiles and small craft, through Feb. 5; "Making Faces: Photographic Portraits of Actors and Artists," photos of famous actors and artists plus works by the artists profiled, through March 12. portlandmuseum.org

University of New England Art Gallery, Portland: "Faces of War," photo essay of soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan by Jerry Robinov, through Feb. 12; "Contemporary Maine Women Art Pioneers (Post WWII)," three-part exhibition focusing on Maine women artists, through Feb. 17. une.edu/artgallery/facesofwar.cfm

Maine Historical Society Museum/Longfellow House, Portland: "Take to the Streets!," photography exhibit examining American protest movements, through March 31; "Dressing Up, Standing Out, Fitting In: Adornment & Identity in Maine," artifacts reveal the way Mainers dressed from the 18th to 20th centuries, through May 27. mainehistory.org

Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick: "Where Hath Fleeting Beauty Fled?", selections of 19th- and 20th-century art, through Sunday; "After Atget: Todd Webb Photographs, New York and Paris," street photography of Webb, through Jan. 29. bowdoin.edu

Maine Maritime Museum, Bath: "Port of Portland: A Ship-Shaped History," a look at Portland's past via the ships that sailed through the harbors, the city's shipping and ship-building industries, and more, through Feb. 14. mainemaritimemuseum.org

Dyer Library/Saco Museum: Photographs by Sara Picard, still-life images in color, black and white, and sepia, through Jan. 31; "Rugs All Marked Out: Biddeford's Edward S. Frost," celebration of 19th-century rug entrepreneur, and "Hooked Rugs of Artists from the Maine Tin Pedlar," both through March 24. 283-3861.

Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland: Paul Caponigro, "The Hidden Presence of Places," black-and-white photographs, through Sunday; "Beyond Rugs!", rug-hooking textile art, through Feb. 5; "The Art of the Book," focuses on the museum's collection of rare 19th- and 20th-century books, through April 1. 596-6457.

Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport: "The Circus Comes to Town," Bex Bros. Circus, miniature circus figures and more, through Feb. 26. penobscotmarinemuseum.org

UMaine Museum of Art, Bangor: "The Moment: Paintings by Michael De Brito," "Lori Nix: The City," "Brett Day Windham: I Put a Spell on You" and "George Terry: Because You're Mine," all through March 24. umma.umaine.edu

Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor: "Twisted Path II: Contemporary American Art Informed by Tradition," contemporary art show featuring native artists from the Northeast, through May; "Indians and Rusticators," through December. abbemuseum.org



"Communique," paintings by Belfast artist and gallery co-founder Freddy LaFage, Perimeter Gallery, Belfast. 338-0555. Opening reception, 6 to 8 p.m. today. Through Feb. 26.

"A River Lost and Found: The Androscoggin River in Time and Place," photography project presentation by Michael Kolster, photographer and teacher at Bowdoin College; Harlow Gallery, Hallowell. 6:30 p.m. today.

Deborah Randall and Henry Kallem, drawings, Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Falmouth. Reception, 5 to 7 p.m. today. Through March 3.

"Favorite Places," oil paintings by Anne Lively, Merrill Memorial Library, Yarmouth. 846-0697. Opening reception, 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through Feb. 18.

Oils and Pastels of Belize and Maine, by Patti Bradley, 317 Main Street Community Music Center, Yarmouth. 846-6264. Opening reception, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday. Through March 9.

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