A Sense of Oneness: The Life and Art of Bernard Langlais
Lecture by Hannah W. Blunt, Langlais Curator for Special Projects, Colby College Museum of Art
Portland Public Art Committee is pleased to commemorate the acquisition of several works by Maine artist Bernard Langlais including sculptures, wood reliefs, abstract works, and bird houses gifted to the City of Portland's public art collection from the Kohler Foundation.
Artist Bernard Langlais said of his native Maine, "I feel a sense of oneness with the state." While he forged his early career in Europe and New York City, successfully exhibiting paintings and abstract reliefs, his rustic sensibilities and desire to work on a larger scale brought him back to Maine in the late 1960s. In the last eleven years of his life, he created a lively art environment on his property in Cushing, comprising more than 100 outdoor pieces. In her lecture, Blunt will trace the remarkable evolution of Langlais's work and career, detailing the artist's search for deep connections to his environment, and his passionate reconciliation of art and place.
The lecture is being presented by Hannah W. Blunt, Langlais Curator for Special Projects at the Colby College Museum of Art. Ms. Blunt holds an M.A. in Art History from Boston University and a B.A. from Davidson College, and previously served as a research assistant at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the Harvard Art Museums.
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