Behind the Scenes: Ashley Bryan

A colorful painting in greens, blues, reds, yellows, and oranges. Three abstract figures facing front with a banner on the bottom that includes three abstract fish
Ashley Bryan, Grape Pickers Sing to the Sun, 1992, 48 x 36 inches, Oil on canvas, Gift of the Ashley Bryan Center, 2021.13.1, © The Ashley Bryan Center

This upcoming exhibition, opening Saturday, May 28 in the Rothschild Gallery, recognizes the significant and lasting contributions to Maine and American art by distinguished artist, author, storyteller and teacher Ashley Bryan, recipient of the Farnsworth Art Museum’s 2022 Maine in America Award. Bringing together examples of the artist’s work from throughout his long career, including paintings, illustrations, puppets and stained glass, the exhibition is a joyful celebration of the enduring power of art and the human spirit over adversity.

In order to bring this exhibition to life, the entire Rothschild Gallery needed to be re-imagined. Three walls needed to be built from the ground up! 

Join us in the galleries beginning Saturday, May 28, to explore this fascinating exhibition!

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