As evidenced by this exhibition, there is more to Maine than the rockbound coastline Homer made famous. The unique and varied inland landscape has been a popular, if less visible, subject since the 19th century, and many examples of this interest are found in the Bates College Museum of Art. Through the eyes of these artists, we reconsider our relationship with – and responsibility to – the landscape, and take a fresh look at Maine’s art history.
In this spirit, the Museum asked faculty from the Program in Environmental Studies to bring their experience and insight to bear on the work in Off the Coast: A Landscape Chronology. Their responses can be found in the gallery in an exhibition reader [and on this site], and we thank them for their enthusiasm.
Assistant Curator of Academic and Exhibition Initiatives