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The Farnsworth at 60

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Farnsworth Museum of Art, 16 Museum St., Rockland, Maine. 207-596-6457; farnsworthmuseum.org Read More »

The Feathered Hand

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Alison Hildreth has one of the finest literary imaginations of any artist I know. Her deeply personal, intuitive... Read More »

The Free Spirit of Vermont

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If there is a straight line in the state of Vermont I have never seen it. Vermont is,... Read More »

The Gary & Gerry Show

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For its second Spotlight New England exhibition focused on contemporary artists working in the region, the Currier Museum... Read More »

The Ghost of Andrew Wyeth

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Andrew Wyeth is dead. He reportedly passed away peacefully in his sleep at the great age of 91.... Read More »

The Intellectual Landscape

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Tula Telfair is a New York artist who teaches painting at Wesleyan University in Connecticut and exhibits her... Read More »

The Interstate-95 Triennial

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Any juried group exhibition is bound to be something of an eclectic grab bag. That’s just the nature... Read More »

The Liberation of Color

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In his classic A Child’s Christmas in Wales, Dylan Thomas remembers “a painting book in which I could... Read More »

The North Pole Comes to Salem

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The North Pole is melting. Whether you embrace the scientific consensus that global warming is a man-made phenomenon... Read More »

The Return of Rackstraw Downes

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The Maine art community, myself included, never really appreciated painter Rackstraw Downes when he was a seasonal resident... Read More »

The Shelburne Pops a Wheelie

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Back in 1998, entrepreneurial museum director Thomas Krens created something of an art world sensation when he filled... Read More »

The Strange Beauty of Linden Frederick’s Maine

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In the 20th century, skillful, exacting imitation of appearances tended to fall from artistic grace as photography displaced... Read More »

Thermoplastic Downeast

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The Tides Institute and Museum of Art in Eastport, Maine, has been having a 1970s summer. The exhibition... Read More »

This Is Still Life

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The most intriguing object in the Objects of Wonder: Four Centuries of Still Life from the Norton Museum... Read More »

Three Visions in Rockport

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The old fire barn that houses the Center for Maine Contemporary Art in the village of Rockport, Maine,... Read More »

Time Passes Photographically in Boston

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A photograph is essentially a split second in time captured on film or digitally, a record of what... Read More »

Two of Maine’s Most Popular Painters

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At first glance, Jill Hoy and Eric Hopkins: Elemental Rhythms seems an odd pairing, not because the artists... Read More »

Ubart at USM

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To honor and celebrate the forty-year creative career of artist, educator, and collector Juris Ubans, who is retiring... Read More »

Vincent Hartgen’s Maine Legacy

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Vincent Andrew Hartgen: His Art and Legacy (Wildflower Lane Publishing, Twin Falls, Idaho, 2008. $55 softcover) is an... Read More »

Welcome to the New Mill-ennial

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Back in 1990, I selected an image of “Rising Cairn” by sculptor Celeste Roberge for the cover of... Read More »

Whose Drawings Are They Anyway?

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The history of art has long legitimized the practice of apprentices, assistants, and technicians helping to create the... Read More »

Williams Museum Goes Over Niagara Falls

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The Williams College Museum of Art has mounted a series of late fall exhibitions that celebrate and provide... Read More »

Women of Pop Art

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The Pop Artists of the 1960s used the materials and imagery of popular culture (advertising, comic books, consumer... Read More »

Yokelism & the Dangers of Provincialism

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The audience for art is small. The readership for art writing is even smaller. But at the risk... Read More »



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