Exhibition Opening Reception

Bates Museum of Art
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An Adventurous Spirit:  The Jane Costello Wellehan Collection

Join us in celebrating the extraordinary gift of the Jane Costello Wellehan Collection!  This exhibition introduces to our audiences the collection of nearly one hundred paintings, ceramic vessels, baskets, drawings, photographs, and prints collected over the course of several decades by the Bates alumna and Lewiston native.  Wellehan sought out works by some of the Maine’s finest artists of the  20th and early 21st centuries, and often acquiring several works by the artists whose careers she followed over the years.  Some of the many artists whose works are featured in the exhibition are Dozier Bell, Susan Dewsnap, Lois Dodd, Florence Dreyfous, David C. Driskell, Linden Frederick,  Maurice Freedman, Paul Heroux, Lissa Hunter, Dahlov Ipcar, Yvonne Jacquette, Bernard  Langlais, Ann Lofquist, Frederick Lynch, Warren MacKenzie, Sequoia Miller, Daniel Minter,  Joseph Nicoletti, Jane Peiser, Dennis Pinette, Alice Harmon Shaw, William Thon, Charles  Woodbury, and William Zorach.