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Painting by Flemish master Peter Paul Rubens now on view

New in the galleries! Peter Paul RubensFlemish, 1577–1640The Virgin and Christ Child with Saints Elizabethand John the Baptist, 1611–14Oil on woodPrivate Collection, L2020.36.1 On view through mid-September 2021 In this beautifully rendered scene by the Flemish master Peter Paul Rubens (1577–1640), on loan to the Portland Art Museum from a private collection, the beloved devotional…  Read more

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Dawson W. Carr, Ph.D., Retires as the Portland Art Museum’s Janet and Richard Geary Curator of European Art

The Portland Art Museum and its community are expressing their deep gratitude to Dawson W. Carr, Ph.D., as he retires this month as The Janet and Richard Geary Curator of European Art. Dr. Carr’s final day at the Museum is April 30. Dr. Carr joined the Museum in 2013 as the Museum’s first full-time curator…  Read more

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Daily Art Moment: Jean François de Troy

“As we come to the end of National Poetry Month, here is a reminder of the perpetual power of poetry and art. Jean François de Troy’s ‘Allegory of Poetry’ was painted in Paris in 1733. Following tradition, Poetry is personified as a beautiful woman. With quill pen in hand, she gazes heavenward for inspiration. De…  Read more

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Daily Art Moment: Dominique Maggesi

“Over the past few weeks, it has been profoundly moving to witness the idealism, altruism, and personal integrity of health care workers. These special human qualities are evoked in this marble bust of a doctor, whose vocation is asserted by the rod of Asclepius, the symbol of medicine and healing, carved on the plinth. The…  Read more