Future Phenomenology and Maine Museum of Photographic Arts
Highlights from our recent acquisitions, artist books and some thoughtful works for sale.
Exhibition is open Feb. 10 - April 15
2022 was an exciting year for the Maine Museum of Photographic Arts (MMPA). We gained a new space, more volunteers, advisory board members and community while hundreds of new works were donated to our permanent collection. We have a new book out, Barbara Morris Goodbody, A Life in the Arts. As curator and director, I’ve been thinking a lot about where we’re headed, what’s important, and how grateful we are to be open to the public again. I’m also pondering how a collection can define an institution and its vision or focus.
Maine collectors are important as they are the stewards of an artist’s ideas and sympathies, as well as the context of when the work was made. These carefully chosen collections often become self portraits of their agents and tell us about their individual interests and passions. We are fortunate to have these donors and the artists who made such interesting and timely works.
Please join us for some insights into our collection, vision and perhaps a glimpse at where we’re headed. - Dir. Denise Froehlich
5:00pm - 7:00pm