BFA Spring 2018 Visiting Artist Lecture Series
MECA&D’s Visiting Artist & Guest Lecturer Series invites professional artists, educators, curators, thought leaders, and creative entrepreneurs to present on topics of interest and importance to the MECA&D community.
All lectures in this series are hosted in Osher Hall and are open to the public at no charge. Seating is limited. Supported in part by the Gene R. Cohen Charitable Foundation, the Isabel K. Pease Trust, and friends of the College through the Osher Chair Naming Program. Call 207.699.5010 for more information.
Thursday, February 8, 12–1pm
Mary Murray has been curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at MWPAI since September 1991. At MWPAI, she has organized more than forty exhibitions, including four collections-based touring shows with scholarly catalogs: Life Lines: American Master Drawings, 1788-1962 with Paul Schweizer; American 20th-Century Watercolors at the MWPAI; Collecting Modernism: European Masterworks from the MWPAI; and Auspicious Vision: Edward W. Root and American Modernism, with Paul D. Schweizer and Michael Somple. Recent contemporary exhibitions include "Substance and Light: Ten Sculptors Use Cameras," (2006), with Gina Murtagh; "Dimensional Line: Recent Work by Sharon Louden and Creighton Michael," (2004); "Resplendent: An Installation by Lynne Yamamoto," (2003); and "Patrick Dougherty: Full Court Press," (2001).
Mary has written about and lectured extensively on 20th- and 21st-century American art, recently presenting "Unlikely Provocateur: Edward W. Root, American Modernism and The Metropolitan Museum of Art" at the 2008 Southeast College Art Conference and "American and Modern: Edward W. Root and the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute" at the 2007 College Art Association annual conference.