AHEAD OF HER TIME: The Life and Work of Nancy Hemenway Barton
September 28–December 20, 2017
AHEAD OF HER TIME: The Life and Work of Nancy Hemenway Barton, a major retrospective of one of the 20th century’s most creative and multi-faceted artists, features Hemenway Barton’s early watercolors, portraits, and oils as well as her textile designs, wall hangings, and three-dimensional art forms. Also included are examples of her journals, poetry, videos, art materials and memorabilia.
Honored with the UNE Deborah Morton Award in 1979, Hemenway Barton has showed artworks in exhibitions around the world, including one-person shows at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and in Edinburgh and Botswana.
During the run of this show, there will be a “trail” of other institutions featuring one or more of Nancy Hemenway Barton’s works. They include Bates College, The Farnsworth Museum of Art, the Portland Museum of Art, Maine College of Art, Wheaton College, the Gulf of Maine Research Institute and Maine Fiberarts.