This exhibition celebrates the transformative gift of the Norma Boom Marin Collection of German Expressionist Prints. An extraordinary collection of twenty-eight prints, many of them brilliant or rare impressions, it spans the years 1907 through 1924, when artists such as Ernst Ludwig Kirchner were working at the top of their form.

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Modern Wonder: The John Marin Collection

June 5, 2018 - August 19, 2018

Davis Gallery

John Marin looked at the towering skyscrapers and bustling streets of Manhattan, the rollicking waters and windy coast of Maine and saw great forces at work. Large or small, manmade or natural, Marin embraced these forces and made their expression the focus of his painting and printmaking. Pulled from one of the largest collections of the artist’s works in the world, Modern Wonder covers the length and breadth of Marin’s career.

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In the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, American farmers commonly installed decorative weathervanes on the rooftops of their houses and barns. This exhibition of outstanding weathervanes from a private New England collection affords us the opportunity to appreciate the craftsmanship and beauty of these charming objects.

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Contemporary Highlights

April 10, 2018 - August 26, 2018

Lower Jette Galleries

This installation features select recent acquisitions presented alongside works by artists long represented in the Museum’s collection. Study for the Origin of the Species (after Darwin), a suite of drawings by Tim Rollins + K.O.S., will be shown in remembrance of Rollins, a native of central Maine who died in late 2017.

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City of Ambition: Photography from the Collection

February 15, 2018 - September 16, 2018

Gourley Gallery

Taking its name from the Alfred Stieglitz photograph on view in the exhibition, City of Ambition not only examines urban spaces but also looks beyond them to consider the resources and infrastructures which serve and sustain them. Among the photographers featured are Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Berenice Abbott, Imogen Cunningham, and Richard Misrach.

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