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Bold printmakers from Japan, Maine images by iconic photographer featured at Museum of Art

Koichi Kiyono's "Cultivation II," etching on cotton-wool and felt with hand sewing, appears in the Museum of Art exhibition "Redefining The Multiple: 13 Japanese Printmakers."

Koichi Kiyono’s “Cultivation II,” etching on cotton-wool and felt with hand sewing, appears in the Museum of Art exhibition “Redefining The Multiple: 13 Japanese Printmakers.”

Images of Maine by famed 20th-century photographer Berenice Abbott and prints by Japanese artists known for pushing the boundaries of printmaking media will be exhibited this fall at the Bates College Museum of Art.

Opening Sept. 13 and showing through Dec. 14 are the exhibitions Redefining The Multiple: 13 Japanese Printmakers and Selections from Berenice Abbott’s “Portrait of Maine.

Hideki Kimura, whose work is represented in the print show and who co-curated it with Sam Yates, director of the University of Tennessee’s Ewing Gallery of Art and Architecture, where the show originated, discusses the exhibition at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, in the museum. A reception follows.

"Balancing Act"  (c. 1965), gelatin silver print by Berenice Abbott. Museum purchase.

“Balancing Act” (c. 1965), gelatin silver print by Berenice Abbott. Museum purchase.

The Abbott images were published in her 1968 book A Portrait of Maine, and the original photographs in Selections were acquired for the Bates museum’s permanent collection from 2005 to 2007.

The exhibitions mark the reopening of the Bates College Museum of Art following a summer spent installing a new, state-of-the-art LED lighting system designed to both reduce the museum’s environmental footprint and improve the museum viewing experience for visitors.

The museum is open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and until 7 p.m. Wednesdays during the academic year. For more information, please call 207-786-6158.



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