Industry and Virtue Joined
Written to accompany the museum's 2015 needlework exhibition, Industry and
Virtue Joined includes close-up, color photos of more than 140 Maine and New
Hampshire schoolgirl embroideries, along with biographical information about
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From the Elegant to the
With color photographs of more than 50 garments many never published before From the Elegant to the Everyday highlights the major fashion trends that affected men's and women's clothing styles from the mid-18th to the mid-20th centuries.
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I My Needle Ply With Skill
I My Needle Ply with Skill was written to accompany the Saco Museum exhibit of Maine schoolgirl needlework. This fascinating book includes color photos of, and information about, the more than one hundred Maine samplers in the exhibit.
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Welcome to the Saco Museum
Beneath the Surface
April 2 - May 28 Opening reception, Friday, April 1, 5:30-7:30 pm Artist talk, Thursday, April 14, 6:30 pm
This special exhibition features work from New England Wax (N.E.W.), a regional association of artists who work in encaustic, a beeswax-based painting medium. Juried by Ron Crusan, Executive Director and Curator of the Ogunquit Museum of American Art, the exhibition includes 103 works by twenty-five artists representing all six of the New England states. For the artists of N.E.W. the techniques and processes of layering, embedding, incising, and working in relief are key elements in their artistic toolkits. The theme of "Beneath the Surface" serves as a uniting concept that allows the visitor to see into each of the artists' works and discover all that lies beneath.
Art, Artifacts, and Anecdotes: 150 Years of Collecting at the Saco Museum
June 11 - October 30, 2016
Established in 1866 as the York Institute, the Saco Museum is celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2016. In the years since its founding, the Museum has acquired a rich and diverse collection of objects. Many of these artifacts came to the museum with fascinating accounts of the people who owned or made them. Join us this summer as we explore the intriguing stories-sometimes true and sometimes not-behind noteworthy objects in the museum's collection. Along the way, we will also delve into a number of popular myths and misconceptions about life in early New England. From portraits by noted artist John Brewster Jr., to finely crafted furniture (both large and small), to a 1950s bass drum from the Vacationland Drum and Bugle Corps, there will be something of interest for all to see.
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