Bates College Museum of Art
The Bates College Museum of Art is a laboratory for the visual arts. Providing an environment for broad audiences to explore and discover synergies created by visual art across academic disciplines of a liberal arts education, we represent the new academic museum for the 21st century. The Museum works collaboratively with artists, students, faculty, and other museums to create exhibitions which offer new scholarly explorations and educational programming linked closely to our communities. The Museum’s collection concentrates on works on paper and is well known for its art of Lewiston’s most famous artistic son Marsden Hartley.
Guided by the challenging and creative tradition of Hartley, the Museum has a focus on Maine artists, but is keenly aware and willing to collect important trends relevant to the liberal arts curriculum, and where it sees opportunity to diversify its holdings in a measured pace. The collection concentrates on a broad range of works on paper: Old Master prints; 19-20th century European works by artists such as Paul Cézanne, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, and Georges Rouault; 20th century American works by Mary Cassatt, Marsden Hartley, John Marin, John Sloan, and George Bellows; contemporary works on paper by Anne Harris, Charlie Hewitt, Robert Indiana, and Alison Saar; and a growing collection of contemporary photography. Non-Western holdings in the collection range from an exceptional selection of pre-Columbian sculpture and ceramics, Japanese woodblock prints, and contemporary African and Chinese photography.
The museum will be closed for renovations from May 26 through September 13, 2013.
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm
Installation: Green Horizons, 2007
Exterior view of Bates College Museum of Art