Barbara morris Goodbody Collection
June 27 - October 30, 2019
Barbara Goodbody has long been a leader in support of the arts in Maine. Her collection reflects her commitment and dedication. Featuring, some of the best makers in Maine, Santa Fe, Europe, and beyond, this compilation is idiosyncratic and optimistic, and mirrors her world philosophy. It is also curious and egalitarian. Barbara values the artist as much as the product, and the monetary value, or, the prestige of a piece is not what compels her to acquire it. It’s the content of the work that matters to her most. Many of these pieces were worth far less when they were attained years ago. That said, there is a staggering amount of important and valuable photographs in the assortment.
- Director Denise Froehlich
Barbara M. Goodbody is one of the very special people in my life. She has an extra eye, a unique way
of looking at a picture, a scene, a landscape, our whole world. Standing beside her in the Louvre or in a Moroccan field, she sees the extra dimension that I do not. That is the mark of a fine artist, which she is. She is both a photographer and collector. That she is also generous with her time, her resources and especially her heart are gifts she offers as well. In her modus operandi she focuses on compassion, on finding the good in people, and leading with love. Modest, even on occasion self-effacing, she is a role model for us all.
Anne B. Zill
Director Emerita, UNE Art Gallery