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Art Exhibits: Marsden Hartley & His Circle / Cabot Lyford: Truth of Material

Ogunquit Museum of American Art
543 Shore Rd.
Ogunquit, ME 03907
United States(207) 646-4909
‘Marsden Hartley and His Circle’ presents painter, poet, and essayist Hartley among a coterie of associates within the Modernist movement in American art. From Maine to Ohio, New York, and Europe, Hartley traveled widely during his lifetime and became active among a formidable group of contemporaries such as American photographer Alfred Stieglitz and artist Georgia O’Keeffe. The exhibition draws upon the OMAA permanent collection to explore the circle of artists that helped to shape his personal awakening and career.

Held in the Little Gallery
‘Cabot Lyford: Truth of Material’ presents the artist’s sculptures alongside rarely seen works on paper. While he is best known for direct carving – chiseling and cutting directly into stone and wood – this installation also includes a selection of drawings and watercolor paintings.

According to Ogunquit Museum of American Art Executive Director and Chief Curator Michael Mansfield, “Direct carving reveals the harmony between a material and the resulting work of art. And with Lyford’s work, we can feel that liberating and spontaneous call between the artist and his subject.”

Sculpture Gallery from September 1 – October 31