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Maine Collects: Treasures from Maine’s Private Collections

June 27, 2015 – March 6, 2016

Exhibition Dates

June 27, 2015 – March 6, 2016


Maine Collects celebrates the remarkable artistic treasures collected over the years by those who live in Maine or have strong ties to the State. For more than two centuries, artists have come to Maine to live and work, often inspired by the state’s natural beauty. Increasing numbers of Maine’s residents have collected these works, as well as works by other artists and from other cultures. Maine Collects offers an opportunity to see the hidden gems of these private collections rarely displayed for public view. The exhibition features paintings by Samuel Waldo and William Jewett, N.C. Wyeth, Robert Henri, Leon Kroll, John Marin, Will Barnet, Neil Welliver, Alex Katz, Ed Ruscha, and Jamie Wyeth; drawings and watercolors by John Singer Sargent, Carrere and Hastings, Everett Shinn, Rockwell Kent, Andrew Wyeth, Milton Avery, Stuart Davis, and Ellsworth Kelly; photographs by Walker Evans, Paul Caponigro, Eliot Porter, Todd Webb, Annie Leibovitz, and Joyce Tenneson; sculpture by Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Leonard Baskin, Celeste Roberge, Brian White, and Jenny Holzer; prints by Andy Warhol, Alice Neel, Robert Indiana, Donald Sultan, and Alison Saar; as well as outstanding examples of American and Chinese furniture, American folk art, and American, French, and Swiss posters.

Lead Sponsors: Camden National Bank, Mrs. F. Eugene Dixon

Exhibition Sponsors: Allen Insurance & Financial, Anonymous, Caldbeck Gallery, Chilton Furniture of Maine, Paul Cavalli and Jack McKenney, The Grasshopper Shop of Rockland, Haynes Galleries, Anne and John Surovek, Thomaston Place Auction, Windsor Chairmakers

Community Partners: Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, Café Miranda, Davis Long Term Care Group, Gemini Marine Products & Custom Canvas, Hampton Inn & Suites, Jonathan Frost Gallery & Frame Shop, Margo Moore, Monhegan Boat Line

Media Sponsor: Maine Home + Design