Maine’s three outstanding college art museums are promising lively fall exhibitions.


Marsden Hartley, Lost Country – Petrified Sand Hills, 1932, Oil on Masonite, 22 1/4 x 28 1/2 in., 32 1/4 x 38 1/2 in., Vilcek Collection, 2018.01.01

Maine’s own Marsden Hartley is the focus at the Bates College Museum of Art this fall, with the exhibition Marsden Hartley: Adventurer in the Arts, running from September 20 – November 19, 2021. The exhibition, developed in collaboration with the Vilcek Foundation, brings together over 35 paintings and drawings spanning 36 years of the artist’s career. These artworks will be exhibited alongside a selection of Hartley’s personal effects, including mementos from his travels, snapshots, and keepsakes.

Tlazoteotl “Eater of Filth,” 2018, C-print mounted on Sintra, hand-painted artist frame by Martine Gutierrez, American. Museum Purchase, Greenacres Acquisition Fund.


At Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Transformations:  New Acquisitions of Global Contemporary Art highlights contemporary art works acquired by the Museum in the last two years.  The exhibition runs through January 30, 2022.


Peasant Mother and Child, c. 1894. Drypoint and aquatint on paper. Tenth (final) state. 171/4 x 111/4 in. (43.8 x 28.6 cm). The Lunder Collection, 2017.468

The Colby College Museum of Art is exhibiting Inside Out: The Prints of Mary Cassatt. Drawn primarily from The Lunder Collection, the exhibit highlights Cassatt’s creative process and experimentation. As an Impressionist printmaker, she focused on the domestic lives, social rituals, and leisure activities of affluent women in nineteenth-century Paris. Through November 1, 2021.