“Departures and Arrivals,” geometric drawings by Josefina Auslender. Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress St., Portland. mainejewishmuseum.org. Through Monday.

Recent Acquisitions and Selections from the Permanent Collection, through June 15. Includes works by Bernard Langlais, Emilio Sanchez and several others Art Gallery, University of New England, 716 Stevens Ave., Portland. une.edu/artgallery.

Mansion as Muse: Contemporary Art at Victoria Mansion. Art inspired by the 1860 interiors and furnishings, by Mark Dion, Dana Sherwood, Andrew Mowbray, Justin Richel and Amy Yoes, Victoria Mansion, 109 Danforth St., Portland. victoriamansion.org. Through May 21.

Senior Thesis Exhibition, 10 Bates studio art majors show work from their yearlong thesis projects. Through May 29. Bates College Museum of Art, 75 Russell St., Lewiston. bates.edu/museum.

“Fine Lines: American Drawings from the Brooklyn Museum,” over 100 drawings and sketchbooks from late-18th through the mid-20th century, from the world-renowned collection, through April 27. Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square Plaza. portlandmuseum.org.


Clint Fulkerson, oversized drawings on transparent surfaces that you and your family can walk through. Fulkerson invites visitors to look closely at how a drawing is made and to consider how an artist’s process affects a finished work. Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square Plaza, Portland. portlandmuseum.org. Through July 27.

“Picturing Monhegan Island,” intimate photographs and drawings created on Monhegan by George Daniell, Through Aug. 3. Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square Plaza. portlandmuseum.org.

“From the Elegant to the Everyday: 200 Years of Fashion in New England.” Through May 3. Saco Museum, 371 Main St. sacomuseum.org.

“Under the Surface: Surrealist Photography,” artists who exploded traditional bounds of visual representation in influential ways. Through June 1. Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 9400 College Station, Brunswick. bowdoin.edu/art-museum.

“The Object Show,” small and rarely seen objects from diverse collections. Through June 8. Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 9400 College Station, Brunswick. bowdoin.edu/art- museum.

“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 College Museum of Art, 5600 Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville. colby.edu/museum.


Andrew Wyeth: “Temperas and Watercolors,” through April 30. Farnsworth Art Museum, 16 Museum St., Rockland. farnsworthmuseum.org.

“The Spirit of the Grassland,” an exhibit exploring the senses of identity and differences within 30 kingdoms of the grassland of Cameroon. Museum of African Culture, 13 Brown St., Portland. museumafricanculture.org.

“Going Coastal: Humor, Parody and Amusement of a Maritime Nature,” celebrates how we have enjoyed ourselves on, alongside and at the expense of the maritime world, tracing the transformation of maritime amusements from shipboard traditions to sailor stereotypes and nautical nonsense ashore, through June 1. Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington St., Bath. mainemaritimemuseum.org.

Those Contrary Winds: Weather and its Effects on Ships, Mariners and Maritime History, a selection of paintings, photography and artifacts highlighting the perverse yet privileged place of weather in the eyes of the mariner. Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington St., Bath. mainemaritimemuseum.org. Through June 1.

Jennifer Boilard, landscapes or scenes from life, made with watercolor, acrylic, oils and soft pastels. Mainely Frames and Gallery, 534 Congress St., Portland. www.mainelyart.com. Through Sunday.

Abbott and Nancy Meader, paintings and raku. June Fitzpatrick Gallery, 522 Congress St., Portland. junefitzpatrickgallery.com. Through April 26.


“inkomprihensuhbuhl,” new fine art prints and mixed media work by Maine artists Adrienne Beacham and Barbra Whitten, through April 26. Circling the Square Fine Art Press Gallery, 275 Water St., Gardiner. facebook.com.

“A Body of Work,” 38 Maine artists working from the human figure, through April 30. Harlow Gallery, 160 Water St., Hallowell. harlowgallery.org.

“In and Out of the Garden,” paintings by Leslie Anderson, free. Daunis Fine Jewelry, 616 Congress St., Portland. daunis.com.

Robert Clark, color woodblock prints, Gleason Fine Art, 7 Oak St., Boothbay Harbor. www.gleasonfineart.com. Through May 3.

From the Wrack Line, mixed media sculpture, drawings and prints by Lincolnville artist Simon van der Ven, Perimeter Gallery, 96 Maine St., Belfast. Through May 18.

“Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here,” from a traveling exhibition of more than 100 artist books from 24 countries, presented by USM’s Kate Cheney Chappell ’83 Center for Book Arts, Unum Great Reading Room at Glickman Library, 314 Forest Ave., 7th floor, Portland. usm.maine.edu/bookarts


Paintings by Anne Ireland, ’94, ongoing dialogue with the Maine landscape, free. Maine College of Art, Charles C. Thomas Gallery, 522 Congress St., Portland. meca.edu.

Bob Goudreau: Scratchboard Art, Just Us Chickens Gallery, 16A Shapleigh Road (Route 236), Kittery. www.justuschickens.net. Through April 30.

“The Nudes,” hand-painted silver gelatin photographs with encaustic and pigment by Leah MacDonald. Also showing, Sheep Jones’ recent paintings of the figure; new works in cyanotype by Brenton Hamilton; and sculpture by Jonathan Mess and Riv Pyne, through April 28. Susan Maasch Fine Art, 4 City Center, Portland. susanmaaschfineart.com.

The Joy of the Lens, annual juried photography exhibit, Topsham Public Library Crooker Gallery, 25 Foreside Road. www.topshamlibrary.org. Through May 10.

Last Light: Waiting for the Moon, Elaine Barclay and Carol Fonde, oil paintings and archival chromogenic prints; and Clifford Smith: Expressing the Pulse of Maine, oil paintings. Elizabeth Moss Galleries, 251 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth. www.elizabethmossgalleries.com. Through May 31.

It’s Not So Black & White IV, exhibit featuring works by Jane Herbert, Pam Cabanas, Wyatt Barr and Petrea Noyes, predominantly using black and white. Richard Boyd Art Gallery, 15 Epps St., Peaks Island. richardboydartgallery.com.


“Working Through” by Jamie Ribisi-Braley, work communicates not only working through the process of creating art but also working through chronic pain that can sometimes make creating art a challenge. Monkitree, 263 Water St., Gardiner. monkitree.com.

“Vivacity,” through May 28, features work by David Marshall, Geeta Ramni, Wayne Ross and Anastasia Weigle. Free. Constellation Gallery, 511 Congress St., Portland. constellationart.com.

“Birds!” Wayne Robbins, Obie Buell, James Brewer, Carolyn Judson and Peggy Johnson show work in stone, clay, wood and metals portraying bird forms and related elements, through May 31. Markings Gallery, 50 Front St., Bath. markingsgallery.com.

“Hamsters and Popcorn,” oil paintings by Elise Smorczewski, through May 31. The Green Hand Bookshop, 661 Congress St., Portland. greenhandbooks.blogspot.com.

Central Maine Clay Artists exhibit, Kennebec Valley Art Association presents a mini-art exhibition that can be viewed from outside the building and is lit at night. Former ATM space, 45 Memorial Circle, Augusta.

“Frozen: The Art of Ice & Snow,” large-format photographs taken by John, Cynthia and Jonathan Orcutt of landscapes dominated by ice and snow, through June 30. Schoolhouse Gallery, 266 Main St. (Route 27), Kingfield. schoolhouseartgallery.com.


Berwick Art Association Group Show, through April 30, Berwick Public Library, 103 Old Pine Road.


2014 BFA and BA Exhibition, works by graduating USM Art Department students, free. Art Gallery at USM Gorham, 37 College Ave., Gorham. usm.maine.edu/gallery/2014-bfa-and-ba-exhibition. Opening reception 6-8 p.m. Friday.

Inuit Art from Cape Dorset and Beyond, free. Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, Bowdoin College, 9500 College St., Brunswick. www.bowdoin.edu/arctic-museum.

April Vacation Makers Day Camp, build a chain-reaction machine, $70. Maine FabLab @ Engine, 265 Main St. #103, Biddeford. http://www.mainefablab.org. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday.

“New Lives/New England,” exhibition explores the role traditional arts play in helping newcomers create a home in New England. Free. Michael Klahr Center, University of Maine at Augusta, 46 University Drive. Opening reception 4-7 p.m. April 24.



Portland Conservatory of Music Noonday Concert, PCM Faculty Contemporary Music Trio. Free, donations accepted. First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, 425 Congress St., Portland. 12:15 p.m. Thursday.

Piano Series, Jimmy Briere and Justine Pelletier present works by Bach, Chopin, Liszt and Ravel; four-hands surprises also in store. $14-$16, free for students. Franco Center, 46 Cedar St., Lewiston. www.francocenter.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Decompression Chamber Music, “Memory and Desire” Dmitri Shostakovich: Quartet #8, Op. 110, $18. One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland. www.onelongfellowsquare.com. 6 p.m. Monday.

Portland Conservatory of Music Noonday Concert, Jordan Benissan, African drums. Free, donations accepted. First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, 425 Congress St., Portland. 12:15 p.m. April 24.



Bakunda (We Love), flamenco, B’Inganzo, West African, contemporary, step dance and spoken word interwoven to highlight interconnection and resilience. $10 in advance, $12 day of show, $6 kids. John Ford Theatre, Portland High School, 284 Cumberland Ave., Portland. www.brownpapertickets.com/event/608817. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Stripwrecked Burlesque presents “Peep-Show,” naughty performance with a variety of dance styles as well as vaudeville acts and local performers. $15. St. Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress St., Portland. www.stlawrencearts.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.


“Can’t Scare Me … The Story of Mother Jones,” actress Kaiulani Lee will perform in the play drawn from Mother Jones’ autobiography, letters, speeches and interviews. $25. Unity College Center for Performing Arts, 42 Depot St., Unity. uccpa.unity.edu. 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

“In the Underworld,” satirical, searing and altogether unexpected, the show is the English-language world premiere of an extraordinary operetta. $15; $11 seniors, USM employees and alumni; $8 students. Russell Hall, University of Southern Maine, 37 College Ave., Gorham. usm.maine.edu/theatre/underworld. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 5 p.m. Sunday and Wednesday; 7:30 p.m. April 24. Through April 27.

“Young Frankenstein,” musical comedy based on the Mel Brooks film. $21.99, $17.99 seniors. Lyric Music Theater, 176 Sawyer St., South Portland. www.lyricmusictheater.org/. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday.


Snowlion Repertory Company presents “The Elephant Piece,” funny, biting satire full of lore and song-and-dance flights of fancy as the majestic elephant faces devastation by poachers. $17. Portland Stage Company Studio Theater, 25A Forest Ave., Portland. snowlionrep.org. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

“The Soiree,” an interactive performance of comedy and improvisational surprises, $16 adults, $14 seniors, $12 children 12 and younger. Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center, 280 Water St., Gardiner. www.johnsonhall.org. 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

“Somewhere Maine: The Marijuana Musical,” dramatic look at a marijuana farm in the hills of western Maine, home to outlaw country singer Johnny Crashed. He battles with reality as he deals with his two children being taken from him for the crime of being a pot farmer. $29, $99 for preferred orchestra seating, 18-plus. Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland. www.portcitymusichall.com. 4:15 p.m. Sunday.

Maine Playwrights Festival Monologathon, a night of monologues written by local playwrights, $10. St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland. www.maineplaywrightsfestival.org. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Maine Playwrights Festival Alpha show, 10 short plays by Maine writers, $15 adults, $12 students and seniors. St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland. www.maineplaywrightsfestival.org. 7:30 p.m. April 24.

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