If you’ll be in or around Maine this spring, take note: The full breadth of the Portland Museum of Art’s (PMA) collection is on view in the exhibition “Masterworks on Paper: Highlights from the Portland Museum of Art,” through June 5.
“Masterworks on Paper” includes drawings, prints, watercolors and photographs spanning some 175 years, showcasing the myriad ways artists work on paper. Artists including Chuck Close, Edward Hopper, Yvonne Jacquette, Roy Lichtenstein, Glenn Ligon and Édouard Manet are on view.
“This exhibition is a rare and truly special opportunity to view many of the PMA’s best works in one place,” says Andre Eschelbacher, a curator at the museum. “Works on paper offer a sense of immediacy that creates an intimate relationship between audiences and the works of art. Works such as Pemaquid Light by Edward Hopper–one of the museum’s great masterpieces–present an unparalleled opportunity to experience the artist’s technique and creativity.” Many of the works are rarely on view due to light sensitivity, making this a rare opportunity to see so many of the museum’s treasures at once.
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