Marsden Hartley was one of Maine's best-loved painters and a new show at The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Met Breuer galleries in New York City, Marsden Hartley's Maine, celebrates this artist's work. Marsden Hartley's Maine, which runs from March 15 – June 18, 2017, will feature approximately 90 paintings and drawings that illuminate the painter's extraordinarily expressive range, from Post-Impressionist interpretations of seasonal change in inland Maine in the early 1900s to folk-inspired depictions of the state's hearty inhabitants, majestic coastline, and great geological icon, Mount Katahdin. The show will highlight the American artist's lifelong artistic engagement with his home state of Maine in a landmark show that will undoubtedly inspire visitors to experience Maine this summer and retrace Hartley's footsteps for themselves.
At VisitMaine.com, you can find a map tracing the locations throughout the state that inspired Hartley, and suggested itineraries, with sightseeing, lodging and dining recommendations. The itineraries include The Shady Brook Trip Idea, from Lewiston to Lovell and Kezar Lake; The North Maine Woods Trip Idea, a road trip from Bangor to Mount Katahdin; and an afternoon at the Colby College Museum of Art, where Marsden Hartley's Maine will be on exhibit from July 8, 2017 – November 12, 2017 following its run at The Met Breuer. Marsden Hartley's Maine is co-organized by The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Colby College Museum of Art.