March 1, 2012

Art and Theater Listings

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

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Justin Adams, Maureen Butler, Courtney Moors and Sarah Lord in the opening moments of Portland Stage Company’s production of “Hidden Tennessee” by Tennessee Williams, opening this week and continuing through March 18.

Darren Setlow photo courtesy of Portland Stage Co.

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“The Reader” by Rockwell Kent, from “The Art of the Book,” an exploration of the museum’s collection of rare books, continuing through April 1 at the Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland.

Courtesy of Farnsworth Art Museum

CONTINUING

Portland Museum of Art: Youth Art Month exhibition, through April 1; "Making Faces: Photographic Portraits of Actors and Artists," photos of famous actors and artists plus works by the artists profiled, through April 8; "Edgar Degas: The Private Impressionist," more than 70 drawings, prints, pastels, photographs and sculptures, through May 28; Tanja Alexia Hollander: "Are You Really My Friend?" photographs of Facebook friends, through June 17. portlandmuseum.org

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: "Insight Out: Exploring Gifts of Art from Private Collectors," contributions from private collectors since 1811, and "Intimations of Independence: The First 100 Years of American Portraiture," portraits of Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and more, both through April 15; "Motion and Emotion: Contemporary Art from Gerhard Richter to Chakaia Booker," through June 3; "Building a College Collection: Select Recent Acquisitions," more than 20,000 objects, and "Telephones," seven-minute compilation of Hollywood Film Clips, both through June 24. bowdoin.edu

Bowdoin College (Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum), Brunswick: "In a State of Becoming," Inuit art from the collection of Rabbi Harry Sky, ongoing. bowdoin.edu/arcticmuseum

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 May 13. mainemaritimemuseum.org

Bates College (Olin Arts Center), Lewiston: "James Ensor: 'Scenes de la vie du Christ' and Other Works," lithographs, and "Xiaoze Xie: Amplified Moments," paintings, both through March 17. bates.edu/museum

Dyer Library/Saco Museum: "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: "The Art of the Book," focuses on the museum's collection of rare 19th- and 20th-century books, through April 1. 596-6457.

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 Dec. 29. abbemuseum.org

• ART GALLERIES

OPENINGS/RECEPTIONS

Sixth Annual Biennial Invitational, Greenhut Galleries, Portland. 772-2693. Opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m. today. Through April 27.

"Portraits," photographs by Sally Dennison and Mat Thorne, Addison Woolley Gallery, Portland. addisonwoolley.com. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. today. Through March 31.

"The Myths," photographic exhibition on the evolving roles of women, University of Southern Maine (Art Gallery), Gorham. usm.maine.edu/gallery. Opening reception, 4 to 6 p.m. today. Through April 4.

"As High as Heaven," paintings and drawings by Kenny Cole, Perimeter Gallery, Belfast. 338-0555. Opening reception, 6 to 8 p.m. today. Through April 21.

First Friday ArtWalk, galleries and museums open to the public for free, downtown Portland. firstfridayartwalk.com. 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

"Print/Counter-Print," works by members of Peregrine Press, Zea Mays Printmaking and MECA, Rose Contemporary, Portland. peregrinepress.com. Opening reception, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Through March 30.

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