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Carly Glovinski dupes eyes, objects at June Fitz at MECA

If you copied the entirety of Don Quixote by hand, you'd come to learn the story, but if you acted out the entire novel in charades, you'd definitely know it by heart.
By NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  July 29, 2011

Birth of a museum

Nobody starts an art museum. Most of the art museums in America were founded in the later 19th century, when esthetics became part of the larger cultural language — the Portland Museum was started in 1882.
A push in Portsmouth
By KEN GREENLEAF  |  March 05, 2010

Subject bias

"Objects of Wonder" is a mixed bag of a show, which is what it sets out to be.
Still lifes focus on the details at the PMA
By KEN GREENLEAF  |  February 26, 2010

Movies at the Museum: The Headless Woman

Elusive and grippingly composed, The Headless Woman is so creepy, and one of the year’s strongest foreign films. If you get a second, be sure...
By webteam  |  September 30, 2009
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Idealist views

The path through my various responsibilities has led me to the Portland Museum several times in recent weeks, and along most of the floors. While passing through the Julia Margaret Cameron exhibit of photography I was struck by thoughts about templates
Three shows at the PMA explore truth
By KEN GREENLEAF  |  August 28, 2009