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‘From Portland to Paris:” Mildred Burrage’s Years in France’ Portland Museum of Art Exhibit

Posted April 30, 2012, at 2:26 p.m.

Tuesday, May 1 to Sunday, July 15, 2012; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: Portland Museum of Art, 76 Congress St., Portland, Maine

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Website: portlandmuseum.org

“From Portland to Paris:” Mildred Burrage’s Years in France” exhibition will focus on Portland-born artist Mildred Burrage (1890-1983), who as a young aspiring painter traveled in the early 1900s to Giverny, France. There Burrage trained her eye on the landscape, creating oil paintings and filling sketchbooks with her Impressionist style. She wrote copious letters to her family back in Maine, detailing her adventures and providing vivid accounts of the artists, dealers, and distinguished figures whom she encountered, including French artistic legend Claude Monet and avid collectors Gertrude and Leo Stein. While Burrage was a prolific artist up until her death, this exhibition will celebrate these crucial, formative years (1909-1914) when she traveled abroad and was introduced and exposed to modern European movements. For more information call (207) 775-6148 or go to website address above.

Museum hours:

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Friday: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Memorial Day–Columbus Day: Open Mondays: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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