UNE’s Portland Art Gallery celebrates its history with retrospective exhibition

“Persephone Returns Bringing Spring,” 1967, by Dahlov Ipcar; gift from the artist to Westbrook College in 1978
“Persephone Returns Bringing Spring,” 1967, by Dahlov Ipcar; gift from the artist to Westbrook College in 1978

April 17, 2018

“The Developers,” circa 1965, by George de Lyra; gift of the Manchester Alumnae Club
“The Developers,” circa 1965, by George de Lyra; gift of the Manchester Alumnae Club

The Art Gallery on the Portland Campus of the University of New England will hold an exhibition titled “Inside the Cube: Looking Back Over 40 Years,” which will run from April 20 to July 15. An opening reception will be held on April 20 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Nestled in the back corner of the Portland Campus on Stevens Avenue, the Art Gallery building, constructed in an iconic cube shape, first opened in 1977 as the Joan Whitney Payson Gallery of Art. Over the course of 41 years, the Gallery has experienced a fascinating and significant evolution. “Inside the Cube: Looking Back Over 40 Years” celebrates this evolution with selections from the University of New England Permanent Collection and the recently endowed Stephen K. Halpert Photography Collection. A portion of this exhibition will also offer a brief history of the Art Gallery and its collections.

The exhibition highlights historically significant works within the collection, such as works by Gustave Courbet, Maurice Utrillo, William Zorach, Lisette Model, Paul Klee and Dozier Bell. Selections from the permanent collection also include works from Deborah Morton Award recipients Berenice Abbott (1977), Dahlov Ipcar (1978) and Louise Nevelson (1981).

The Art Gallery on the Portland Campus is open Wednesday to Sunday from 12 to 5 p.m. Hours are extended on Thursdays from 12 to 7 p.m.  Entry to the Art Gallery is always free and open to the public. For additional information, please contact Amanda Skinner by email or phone (207-221-4449).

To learn more about UNE’s Art Gallery, visit www.une.edu/artgallery

 

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