|Fine Lines: American Drawings from the Brooklyn Museum|
January 30, 2014 - April 27, 2014
$5 surcharge; free for PMA members.
(Homepage image credit: Marsden Hartley (United States 1877-1946), New Mexico (detail), 1918-1919, pastel on beige laid paper mounted on wood-pulp board, 6 5/16 x 31 3/16 inches. Broolyn Museum, Dick S. Ramsey Fund, 61.4.1.)
The exhibition is organized by the Brooklyn Museum. Generously supported by Lila Hunt, The Roy A. Hunt Foundation. Foundation support: Morton-Kelly Charitable Trust, and media sponsorship is provided by WCSH 6, Maine magazine, and Maine Home+Design.
|Preserving Creative Spaces: The Historic Artists’ Homes and Studios Program|
March 22, 2014 - June 15, 2014
This documentary installation shines light on the Historic Artists’ Homes and Studios (HAHS) program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. HAHS is a consortium of institutions across the United States committed to the conservation, interpretation, and public accessibility of artists’ homes and workspaces. With the opening of the Winslow Homer Studio, the PMA became a member of HAHS. This exhibition features information about the consortium and documentary photographs of its nearly 40 member sites, which range from the paint-splattered barn used by Jackson Pollack and Lee Krasner in East Hampton, Long Island, to the carriage house in which Grant Wood painted American Gothic in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to the hand-crafted woodworking shop of Sam Maloof in Alta Loma, California. In addition to educating audiences about HAHS, the exhibition will place the Homer Studio in a larger discussion about the importance of preserving historically significant structures as part of the nation’s cultural heritage.
The Historic Artists’ Homes and Studios Program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation is supported by a generous grant from the Wyeth Foundation for American Art. Media sponsorship is provided by Maine Boats, Homes and Harbors.
|George Daniell: Picturing Monhegan Island|
March 1, 2014 - August 3, 2014
This spring, the PMA will showcase an intimate selection of photographs and drawings that George Daniell (United States, 1911-2002) created on Monhegan Island during the summer of 1936, at the advent of his artistic career. In search of adventure and escape from a sweltering August in New York City, Daniell sojourned to Maine, where he spent the month fervently documenting the island that captured his heart and imagination. Drawn from the PMA’s permanent collection, the featured works show the young artist honing his eye for composition and tonal value while depicting Monhegan’s distinctive topography and character with its shingled cottages, hardy people, and wistful afternoons.
Corporate sponsorship is provided by Bath Savings Institution.