Marsden Hartley’s MaineAt The Met Breuer

The American artist’s lifelong artistic engagement
with his home state of Maine

on left: Marsden Hartley (American, 1877-1943), Knotting Rope, 1939–40
on right: Marsden Hartley (American, 1877-1943), Smelt Brook Falls, 1937

 

The Marsden Hartley’s Maine exhibition, presented at The Met Breuer will showcase the American artist’s lifelong artistic engagement with his home state of Maine. Organized by The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Colby College Museum of Art, the exhibition will illuminate his extraordinarily expressive range of works from Post-Impressionist interpretations of seasonal change in Inland Maine in the early 1900s to folk-inspired depictions, beginning in the late 1930s, of the state’s hearty inhabitants and great geological icon, Mount Katahdin. To accompany the exhibition, The Metropolitan Museum of Art will publish a fully illustrated catalogue featuring lead essays by the exhibition’s co-curators and planned also a series of related programs in conjunction with the exhibition. On display from March 15 through June 18, 2017.