This is the third in my new series of monthly posts that cover photography exhibits in the state of Maine. For Boston and some of greater New England, I recommend the What Will You Remember blog for exhibit lists and reviews (here’s the March post). If you have an exhibit you’d like me to publicize, please let me know as well. Onward to the list for March…
Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockland. Melt Down opens March 23rd and features ten photographers (including myself) who have photographed in the Arctic and Antarctic and whose work relates to climate change. The opening reception is Saturday, March 23rd, from 5-7 pm, and the show extends until June 9th. It looks to be a wonderful show (though I might be a bit biased) and I hope to see you at the opening!
Portland Museum of Art, Portland. The big photography show is Richard Avedon: Portraits, 1952-1970, which is a must-see (that I haven’t yet seen!). You and I both have until June 16th to see it. The Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago exhibit also includes photography and extends until May 5th.
Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston. Peter Turnley: Refugees through March 23rd, photojournalism of refugees throughout world. Anthropocenic: Art About the Natural World in the Human Era, also through March 23rd, includes a variety of artwork (including work by a number of photographyers) focused on nature and the effect of mankind upon it in the 21st Century.
The Maine Jewish Museum in Portland has a solo exhibition of Lynn Karlin‘s work, entitled “The Art of the Vegetable”, coming up this week. The exhibition opens March 7th (5-7 pm) and extends through May 10th.
The Maine Museum of Photographic Arts is exhibiting the work of Greg Shattenberg through May 24th. The exhibition, entitled “Rewinding Romanticism”, is at the USM Glickman Library. There is an artist talk scheduled for April 25th from 6-8 pm as well.
The Farnsworth Museum in Rockland has one photography exhibit up right now, “Changing New York: Photographs” by Berenice Abbott. This exhibition extends until March 24th.
The Colby Museum of Art in Waterville has an exhibition of seventy self-portraits by Zanele Muholi, entitled “Somnayama Ngonyama, Hail the Dark Lioness”, that continues through June 9th. In addition, Theaster Gates’s “Facsimile Cabinet of Women Origin Stories” opens March 12th and extends through September 8th. Both of these exhibitions look to be quite interesting.
The Bowdoin College Museum of Art has a photography exhibition opening up on March 28th, featuring the work of Irving Penn and Robert Freson.