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Category: Arts & Entertainment, Fine Arts, Paintings

Historical Items

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Item 8092

Frances Western Apthorp Vaughan, Hallowell

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1820 Location: Hallowell Media: oil on canvas, phototransparency

Item 10095

James Swan Jr., Thomaston, ca. 1810

Contributed by: Montpelier, The General Henry Knox Museum Date: circa 1810 Location: Thomaston Media: Oil on panel

Item 10886

Captain Parker McCobb, Phippsburg, 1818

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1818 Location: Phippsburg Media: Oil on glass

Exhibits

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Exhibit

Mural mystery in Westport Island's Cornelius Tarbox, Jr. House

The Cornelius Tarbox, Jr. House, a well-preserved Greek Revival house on Westport Island, has a mystery contained within--a panoramic narrative mural. The floor-to-ceiling mural contains eight painted panels that create a colorful coastal seascape which extends through the front hallway and up the stairwell. The name of the itinerant painter has been lost over time, can you help us solve the mystery of who he or she was?

Exhibit

A City Awakes: Arts and Artisans of Early 19th Century Portland

Portland's growth from 1786 to 1860 spawned a unique social and cultural environment and fostered artistic opportunity and creative expression in a broad range of the arts, which flowered with the increasing wealth and opportunity in the city.

Exhibit

Art of the People: Folk Art in Maine

For many different reasons people saved and carefully preserved the objects in this exhibit. Eventually, along with the memories they hold, the objects were passed to the Maine Historical Society. Object and memory, serve as a powerful way to explore history and to connect to the lives of people in the past.

My Maine Stories

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Story

One View
by Karen Jelenfy

My life as an artist in Maine.

Story

One of the first abstract painters in Maine
by William Manning

I have grown as a painter in ways I might not have if I moved to New York

Story

The Journey Home
by Gina Brooks

I am a Maliseet artist from the St. Mary’s First Nation, my work is about our connection to the land