Portland Art Museum Announces Maine Moderns: Art in Seguinland 1900-1940

The Portland Art Museum presents Maine Moderns: Art in Seguinland, 1900-1940 on view June 4, 2011 – September 11, 2011.

This exhibition of 65 paintings, sculptures, drawings, and photographs will examine the personal and professional relationships of a small group of American modernists who worked in Maine in the first half of the 20th century. Although much of their artistic activity was centered in New York, along with their mentor the photographer and art dealer Alfred Stieglitz, these artists all chose to summer in the small mid-coast communities south of Bath, in a region that was then known as “Seguinland.” It was there that they developed a camaraderie and sense of place that strongly influenced their work. This exhibition will feature works by F. Holland Day, Clarence White, Marsden Hartley, Max Weber, Marguerite and William Zorach, and Gaston Lachaise, among others.

Funded in part by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Image: Marsden Hartley (United States 1877–1943), Jotham’s Island (now Fox), Off Indian Point, Georgetown, Maine. Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA.

Portland Museum of Art Seven Congress Square . Portland, Maine 04101 . (207) 775-6148

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