Contemporary Selections from the Permanent Collection
June 12, 2015 – March 26, 2016
Maine Collected features selected works by living artists connected to Maine from the Bates Museum of Art’s permanent collection. The collection has significant strengths in Maine art. This exhibition includes work in most media and in a wide variety of themes and styles, many of which have not been on view in the museum previously. Artists in the exhibition: Karen Adrienne, Ahmed Alsoudani, Jonathan Bailey, Lucinda Bliss, Jonathan Borofsky, Alan Bray, Amy Stacy Curtis, Susan Dewsnap, Sean Foley, DeWitt Hardy, Paul Heroux, Charlie Hewitt, Anne Harris, Alison Hildreth, Frances Hodsdon, Tanja Hollander, Eric Hopkins, Frances Hynes, Dahlov Ipcar, Yvonne Jacquette, Pamela Johnson, Alex Katz, Donald Lent, James Linehan, Anne Lofquist, Fred Lynch, William Manning, Rose Marasco, Marjorie Moore, Elke Morris, Joseph Nicoletti, Olivia Parker, Dennis Pinette, William Pope.L, Abby Shahn, Wally Warren, Katarina Weslien..
This exhibition is a companion to the adjacent Synergy Space exhibition, The Painter of Maine: Photographs of Marsden Hartley, and Points of View, the photography exhibition in the Upper Gallery. Together, these exhibitions expand upon the themes in the museum’s exhibition in Director’s Cut; The Maine Art Museum Trail at the Portland Museum of Art, which includes photographs of Hartley, art from Hartley’s circle, and work by contemporary artists connected to Maine.