Bowdoin College exhibit features iconic artists

More than 200 years of Maine art history are on display inside the Bowdoin College Museum of Art. It is an exhibition that features some of the most famous works of many of the state’s most iconic artists. “The visual arts have an incredible history in our state both with local talent and those who have discovered Maine on their travels,” Frank Goodyear told WMTW. The museum exhibit features art from approximately 70 of Maine’s most talented artists in history with works dating back to before. to the earliest days of statehood. From 1820 to 200 years later, with works inspired by the dark days of COVID-19 and the beginning of the pandemic. “It’s bringing together the history of the state from its 19th century past to the present day but using art to tell the story,” said Anne Collins Goodyear. Anne Collins Goodyear and her husband Frank are co-directors of museum, as well as exhibit curators. “I feel that this is an exhibit that has managed to capture not only the History of Maine, but its sense of the importance of the continued achievements of so many creative and extraordinary artists in our midst,” said Collins Goodyear. More than 100 works from paintings to photographs to handmade Wabanaki baskets are diverse. Distributed in the room sequentially. The purpose is to showcase the artist’s evolving relationship with Maine and its landscape as times and styles changed over the decades. “As I walk through the exhibition, I find that there are lessons of observation in each work of art that lead me to see a beautiful world around me and this beautiful state we are fortunate to call home.” Collins Goodyear said. The show features well-known artists such as Wyeth, Homer and Wegmen. Goodyears also advertises some lesser-known names still mostly in Maine history. “It makes it clear that artists have a lot to discover about this country and these land,” Goodyear said.

More than 200 years of Maine art history are on display inside the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

It is an exhibition that features some of the most famous works of many of the state’s most iconic artists.

“The visual arts have an incredible history in our state, both local talent and those who have discovered Maine on their travels,” Frank Goodyear told WMTW.

The museum exhibits art from approximately 70 of Maine’s most talented artists in history with works dating back to the earliest days of statehood.

From 1820 to 200 years later, with works inspired by the dark days of COVID-19 and the beginning of the pandemic.

“It’s bringing together the history of the state from its 19th-century past to the present day, but using art to tell the story,” Anne Collins Goodyear said.

Anne Collins Goodyear and her husband Frank are co-directors of the museum as well as curators of the exhibition.

“I think this is an exhibition that has managed to capture not only the history of Maine, but a sense of the importance of the continued achievements of so many creative and extraordinary artists in our midst,” Collins Goodyear said.

More than 100 works, from paintings to photographs to handmade Wabanaki baskets, are displayed in the room sequentially.

The goal is to show the artist’s evolving relationship with Maine and its landscape as times and styles changed over the decades.

“As I walk through the exhibit, I find that there are lessons of observation in each work of art that make me look at a beautiful world around me and this beautiful state we are lucky enough to call home.” Collins Goodyear said.

The show features well-known artists such as Wyeth, Homer and Wegmen. Goodyears also advertises some lesser-known names still largely in Maine history.

“It’s clear that artists have a lot to discover about this place and these lands,” Goodyear said.

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