Posts By: Jamie Thompson
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    Art at USM

    A lecture by artist Anna Helper and a stunning exhibition of photography from Iran are on offer from the University of Maine. Read on

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    Posted: November 10, 2013
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    Breakthrough

    On view until December 22 at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art is a stunning and fascinating exhibition featuring the work of eight contemporary Chinese women artists. Read on

    Posted: October 14, 2013
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    A day at the Colby Museum of Art

    I had a chance to visit the beautiful Colby College campus, namely the Museum of Art. The museum's new Alfond-Lunder Family Pavilion is a striking modern structure that houses an extensive collection of art focused on 18th and 19th century American and contemporary art. Read on

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    Posted: September 19, 2013
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    Shangaa: Art of Tanzania

    Shangaa is a Swahili word that refers to things that have the power to astound. It is also the appropriate title for an exhibition at the Portland Museum of Art - "Shangaa: Art of Tanzania." Read on

    Posted: August 6, 2013
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    Work, dignity, and beauty: Q&A with America Martin

    The bold, large-scale works of America Martin pulse with energy. Her art emphasizes line, color, and texture and uses the human form to express "universal truths." Read on

    Posted: August 5, 2013
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    A taste for modernism

    The art of the late 19th and early 20th centuries was explosive, with colors, subjects, and styles that were, at the time, new and exciting. These works are the focus of "The William S. Paley Collection: A Taste for Modernism," at the Portland Museum of Art, on view until September 8. Read on

    Posted: June 25, 2013
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    The Sketchbook Project

    Food trucks have achieved an almost annoying ubiquity. So, it's very refreshing to learn of The Sketchbook Project, a traveling, crowd-sourced art project operating out of a custom-built "bookmobile." Read on

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    Posted: May 15, 2013
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    The arts at Bowdoin

    There is a bunch of great exhibitions at Bowdoin College right now! From Renaissance paintings to abstract works by a contemporary Danish artist, the variety and quality of art on view is impressive. There are even caribou antlers involved. Read on

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    Posted: May 1, 2013
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    The new landscape

    "The New Landscape," on view through April 20 at Rose Contemporary showcases the work of three artists contributing new ideas to the landscape tradition. Read on

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    Posted: April 9, 2013
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    Printmaking ABC

    "Printmaking ABC: In Memoriam David P. Becker," on view until March 24 at Bowdoin College Museum of Art, is a tribute to scholar and Bowdoin alum David Becker, an ardent collector of prints and illustrated books. Read on

    Posted: March 17, 2013