Exploring Two Monhegan Art Collections: Private and Public
February 20, 2019, 5-7 p.m.
at Elizabeth Moss Galleries
Join us for this talk highlighting two ways of looking at Monhegan island’s artistic community: from the personal perspective of private collectors and from the historical vantage point of the Monhegan Museum.
Leith MacDonald, an artist and arts administrator, will examine key works in a private collection devoted to Monhegan art assembled by two Maine residents. That collection is featured in his recently published book, Island Inspiration, Monhegan’s Art Colony, 1895-2000.
Jennifer Pye, curator of the Monhegan Museum, will discuss the museum’s holdings and its relationship to the island community. She recently organized the exhibition The Monhegan Museum, Celebrating Fifty Years 1968-2018 and contributed to the catalog.
A reception will follow, celebrating the work of contemporary Monhegan artist Alison Hill, whose work will be on view at Elizabeth Moss Galleries, located at 251 U.S. Route 1, in Falmouth. For more information, call 207-781-2620.