Exhibitions exploring jazz-film-art interactions, Maine views to open June 7

Faith Ringgold, Jazz Stories: Mama Can Sing, Papa Can Blow #4, 2

Faith Ringgold’s “Jazz Stories: Mama Can Sing, Papa Can Blow #4” (2004) is on display in Convergence: Jazz, Films and the Visual Arts.

The exhibitions Convergence: Jazz, Films and the Visual Arts  and Encountering Maine  open at the Museum of Art with a reception at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 7.

Convergencean exploration of African American culture and interactions among the arts, will be accompanied by public programs and events beginning in September, including lectures, a panel discussion, live jazz and weekly jazz film screenings. 

Artists include Romare Bearden, Elizabeth Catlett, David C. Driskell, Wadsworth A. Jarrell, Cynthia Litwer, Faith Ringgold, Sonié Joi Ruffin-Thompson and William T. Williams, among others. This exhibition will be on display at the Museum of Art through Dec. 13.

Drawn from the museum’s permanent collection, the diverse works in Encountering Maine represent places in Maine depicted by artists from the late 19th century to the present. Featuring artists Marsden Hartley, Bernard Langlais, William Manning, Charlie Hewitt, Melonie Bennett, John Marin, Dahlov Ipcar, Berenice Abbott and Robert Indiana, this exhibition shows through Oct. 12.

The museum is located at 75 Russell St. Open to the public at no cost, museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and until 7 p.m. Wednesdays during the academic year. For more information, please contact 207-786-6158 or museum@bates.edu.

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