‘Encountering Maine’ opens June 7 at Museum of Art

"Katahdin No. 4" is a drawing made circa 1940 by Marsden Hartley.

“Katahdin No. 4” is a drawing made circa 1940 by Marsden Hartley.

Featuring such renowned artists as Marsden Hartley and John Marin, the exhibition Encountering Maine opens at the Bates Museum of Art with a reception at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 7.

Drawn from the Museum of Art’s permanent collection, the exhibition will be on display at the Bates museum through Oct. 12.

"Light in Brook" is a 1985 oil painting by Neil Welliver.

“Light in Brook” is a 1985 oil painting by Neil Welliver, on display in Encountering Maine.

Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, but until 7 p.m. Wednesdays during the academic year. Admission is free and open to the public.

For more information, please call 207-786-6158 or visit bates.edu/museum. Showing concurrently is Convergence: Jazz, Films and the Visual Arts, an exploration of African American culture and the dynamic interactions among the arts. Learn more about Convergence: Jazz, Films and the Visual Arts.

Encountering Maine presents art in a variety of media and styles by such Maine natives as Hartley, Bernard Langlais, William Manning, Charlie Hewitt and Melonie Bennett; and works by artists recognized for their connections to the state, including Marin, Dahlov Ipcar, Berenice Abbott and Robert Indiana.

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