The mission of the Maine Museum of Photographic Arts is to inspire, engage and educate men, women and children through the exhibition, preservation and collection of photography, film, videography, installations and the entire spectrum of new media.
The Museum's programs will address contemporary, historical, cultural and conceptual themes through local, national and international exhibitions and public events that capitalize upon Maine's vibrant community of fine artists in these mediums.
Anne ZillAnne B. Zill has been a program associate with the Stewart R. Mott Foundation for more than 30 years, and for the last 12 years she has also been the director of the University of New England Art Gallery. Her traveling photography exhibition, Women on War has been seen in eight venues to date. She has curated several United Nations exhibitions on the Progress of the World's Women.
Elizabeth MossElizabeth Moss, MA, fell in love with Maine during a summer excursion to Monhegan Island from Washington, D.C. After completing her masters at George Washington University, Elizabeth began her career in the D.C. area-interning at The Kreeger Museum and working with the sculptor conservator at the Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum and Scupture Garden. Elizabeth moved on to the Smithsonian Institution, where she became one of the founding members of the Smithsonian Young Benefactors. Elizabeth continued to visit Maine, and immersed herself in the contemporary Maine schools through the work of New York and Monhegan artist Henry Kallem. She made the move to Maine in 1997, and managed the Stein Gallery of Contemporary Glass and worked as a private dealer handling Kallem's work. She opened Elizabeth Moss Galleries in Falmouth in 2004, and continues to advise prominent collectors on acquisitions and sales.
Denise FroehlichDenise Froehlich has been a fine art photographer for more than 20 years. Her work is autobiographical with a focus on her home and its surroundings; her family home and friends as well as documenting agrarian New England life and its vanishing values. Her photographs can be found in New England museums and academic institutions as well as in many private collections throughout the country. She is also a professor of art and has taught at numerous academic institutions including Bates College, College of the Atlantic, University of New England and New England School of Art and Design/Suffolk.
240 Concord Street West, Portland Maine 04103
Phone: (207) 899-1485
Thursday - Saturday 12 - 5pm
To arrange an appointment, please call Elizabeth Moss (207) 781-2620
ABOVE: Left to right, Brad Maushart, Juris Ubans, llya Askinazi.
Right Column: Brenton Hamilton
Light, Motion, Sound: 2012
Ogunquit Museum of American Art
May 1-June 17, 2012
Opening reception May 5, 2012 from 6-8pm
An exciting collaboration between the Maine Museum of Photographic Arts and the Ogunquit Museum of American Art,
Light, Motion, Sound 2012 shines a spotlight on contemporary Maine artists. Installations, films, mixed media, new media and
traditional photographic works by fifteen artists combine to create a sense of time, explore environmental, technological and social
concerns and capture the wonder and mystery of our search for our place in the universe. Featuring: Caleb Charland, Elke Morris,
Barbara Goodbody, Jonathan Laurence, Raphael DiLuzio, Todd Watts, Amy Stacey Curtis, Luc Demers, Mat Thorne, Tad Beck,
Noah Krell, Maggie Foskett, Mark Ketzler, Dan Dowd and John Paul Caponigro.
Media Sponsor: Down East Magazine
543 Shore Road, Ogunquit, Maine
Launch MMPA Virtual Museum Website
The University of Maine at Presque Isle’s Reed Fine Art Gallery presented Logging in the Maine Woods Today, a photographic exhibition
on tour from the Maine Museum of Photographic Arts [MMPA], from Nov. 4 through Dec. 17.
The University was the third venue to house this traveling exhibition, which opened on Jan. 15, 2011, at the Fryeburg Academy in
Fryeburg, Maine. It remained there until March 4, 2011, and then traveled to The Albert Brenner Glickman Family library, located
on the Portland Campus of the University of Southern Maine, where it was on exhibition from March 31 to Aug. 21, 2011.
Funding from the Robert & Dorothy Goldberg Charitable Foundation is supporting this MMPA inaugural traveling exhibit, which featured
contemporary photographic images by Tonee Harbert. Logging in the Maine Woods Today explores the entrepreneurial community,
stewardship and spirit of industry in the Maine woods.
January 15 through March 4, 2011
Funding from the Robert & Dorothy Goldberg Charitable Foundation supports the MMPA inaugural traveling exhibit, LOGGING IN THE MAINE WOODS featuring contemporary photographic images by Tonee Harbert. Hosted by Fryeburg Academy's, Pace Galleries of Art, this exhibit explores the entrepreneurial community, stewardship and spirit of industry in the Maine woods. The MMPA will exhibit these works in collaboration with a show of naive paintings by Alden Grant of historical logging practices, January 15, 2011 - February 25, 2011.
Location:Fryeburg Academy's, The Palmina F. & Stephen S. Pace Galleries of Art, Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, 745 Main Street, Fryeburg, Maine
Opening Reception Saturday, January 22 from 12-2pm
Maine Home & Design Magazine April 2010
Maine Home & Design magazine will feature MMPA in a large article in their April issue which is dedicated to collecting fine art in the state. They are also a co-sponsor of our special exhibition Capture: 50 Photograhic Artists. MMPA is indebted to Kevin Thomas and Susan Kelley for their enthusiasm and commitment to contemporary photography in Maine.
Opening Reception April 2, 2010
Opening reception for Capture: 50 Photographic Artists
Featuring: Brad Maushart, Mark Ketzler, Melonie Bennett, Denise Froehlich, Scott Peterman, Mark Emerson, Arthur Fink, Barbara Goodbody, Juris Ubans, Tonee Harbert, Brenton Hamilton, Rose Marasco, Shoshannah White, Jay York, Tad Beck, Joe Muir, Ilya Askinazi, Joyce Tenneson, Chris Becker, Corey Daniels, Bernard C. Meyers, John G. Kelley, Luc Demers, Peter Ralston, Jared DeSimio, Nicole Wolf, Andy Graham, Jeffrey Becton, Tom Birtwistle, Estate of Abigail Cohen, Jonathan Laurence, Jason Burch, Jon Kolkin, Mat Thorne, Jon Pelletier, Noah Krell, Raphael DiLuzio, Geoffery Drew, Robert Aller, Cig Harvey, Judith Glickman, Jan Pieter van Voorst van Beest, Melville McLean, Matt Bagwell, William Wegman, Dan Davis and more
Location:Former WM Home located
at 190 US Route One, Falmouth
Black & White Theme Party April 22,2010
A fundraising party in black & white for 200 guests in the exhibiton space
Educational Program: Why Collect Maine Photography & Film May 6, 2010
Educational Program: Capture will host a panel discussion on the topic of Why Collect Maine Photography and Film by artists, gallery owners, local nonprofits and academics.
Location: Former WM Home located at 190
US Route One, Falmouth Time: 6-8pm Open to the public.
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