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Marsden Hartley’s Maine opened this summer at the Colby Museum of art, giving the public a unique opportunity to view a show of this size in his home state. Here, Knotting Rope (1939-40) shows the raw and complex emotion Hartley felt towards Maine.

The Bad Poet: Marsden Hartley and modernism

Last Friday, Sept. 29, the Colby College Museum of Art hosted a noontime art talk in the Lower Jette Gallery. Visiting Assistant Professor of English Jacquelyn Ardam and Mirken Director of Academic and Public Programs at the Colby College Museum of Art Lauren Lessing discussed modern art, modernist poetry and Marsden Hartley. Lessing began by discussing Hartley’s style as a […]

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Hartley’s new exhibit in the Colby College Museum depicts scenes of Maine. Above is the center of the exhibit and behind are various landscapes by the painter himself.

The Return of the “Painter From Maine”: Marsden Hartley’s Maine

As the self-proclaimed “Painter From Maine”, Marsden Hartley’s new exhibit at the Colby College Museum of Art delivers a complex set of emotions and images pertaining to Maine. Inspired by transcendentalist thinkers such as Emerson and Thoreau, Hartley creates a narrative about his home state that is equal parts beautiful and dark. His complicated relationship with Maine is laid out […]