Lobster Fishermen, Marsden Hartley, 1940-41
Oil on hardboard (Masonite), The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Maine Office of Tourism Announces Affiliation with The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Exhibition at The Met Breuer
Augusta, Maine — February 8, 2017. The Maine Office of Tourism has announced its support of the opening reception for Marsden Hartley’s Maine, a major exhibition presented by The Metropolitan Museum of Art at The Met Breuer location in New York from March 15 through June 18, 2017. Visitors can also see the show for a second time this summer and fall, in the painter’s native Maine, when it moves to the Colby College Museum of Art from July 8 through November 12, 2017.
Showcasing the American artist’s lifelong artistic engagement with his home state of Maine, Marsden Hartley's Maine will feature approximately 90 paintings and drawings that illuminate his extraordinarily expressive range, from Post-Impressionist interpretations of seasonal change in inland Maine in the early 1900s to folk-inspired depictions, beginning in the late 1930s, of the state’s hearty inhabitants, majestic coastline, and great geological icon, Mount Katahdin.
This landmark show will undoubtedly inspire visitors to experience Maine this summer and retrace Hartley’s footsteps for themselves, from the Western mountains to the Downeast seacoast and as far north as Aroostook County. The VisitMaine.com website will feature a map tracing the locations throughout the state that inspired Hartley, as well as information on museums and libraries that feature more of Hartley’s original work.
Marsden Hartley’s Maine is co-organized by The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Colby College Museum of Art.
For more information on The Met Breuer’s Marsden Hartley’s Maine, including full sponsorship credits, go to http://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2017/marsden-hartley
To watch a video of the American artist David Salle interpreting the work of Marsden Hartley that will be featured in the exhibition, click artistproject.metmuseum.org/2/david-salle/
For information on visiting The Met Breuer and suggested admission prices click www.metmuseum.org/visit/buy-tickets
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The Maine Office of Tourism www.VisitMaine.com
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