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Melding classic with unconventional

If the stuff of the greatest magnitude in established art circles can usually be found at the PORTLAND MUSEUM OF ART , that truism is especially valid this fall, when the museum reveals a cluster of Winslow Homer retrospectives to celebrate the restorat
Coming Home(r)
By NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  September 14, 2012

Nation-building in Egyptian museums

Jason Larkin's photographs taken in 2008-2009 inside Egyptian museums have gained an aura of premonition in light of the country's recent turmoil.
Unreliable past + imperfect present    
By BRITTA KONAU  |  August 05, 2011

Intimations of life: Camden International Film Festival 2010

Just six years into its life, the Camden International Film Festival — a four-day documentary showcase running from September 30-October 3 at venues in Camden, Rockport, and Rockland — has achieved breakout status on the crowded festival circuit.
CIFF's sixth program is its best and most diverse yet
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  October 01, 2010

Review: Modern painter's style showcased at Farnsworth

Alex Katz is one of America's best-known modern artists. His work is so emblematic of art of our time that a graphic showing one of his paintings adorns the subscription card that drops out of my freshly-delivered art magazine every month.
Big, big Katz
By KEN GREENLEAF  |  September 03, 2010

Robert Indiana sculpture at Rockland's Farnsworth Art Museum

At Rockland's Farnsworth Art Museum, the iconic sculptor Robert Indiana discusses his awesome "EAT" piece - installed again atop 16 Museum St. this year -...
By webteam  |  July 21, 2010
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Lesson from a master

Philippe de Montebello retired at the end of last year from his position as director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York after 31 years. During his tenure, the museum nearly doubled in size to two million square feet and increased its collect
Legendary Met director will take your questions
By KEN GREENLEAF  |  July 17, 2009

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More than words

What are we to make of Robert Indiana? His is generally considered part of the Pop art group of artists who came into prominence in the late '60s, along with Andy Warhol, James Rosenquist, and Roy Lichtenstein, and though he is not perhaps as highly re
The Farnsworth's Robert Indiana retrospective
By KEN GREENLEAF  |  July 10, 2009

Deep thoughts

It’s an unassuming feature in a weak time slot set in Farmington that deserves to steal the show this year.
A stunning Maine-based doc highlights third Camden International Film Festival
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  September 26, 2007
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Face painting

When the Smithsonian Institution’s National Portrait Gallery reopens July 1, its collection will include a painting by South Portland artist Brett Bigbee.
Local artist, national finalist
By KIRSTEN TERRY  |  June 28, 2006