Join us for a special preview of this summer's major exhibit at Museums of the Bethel Historical Society: "ART AS ANTIDOTE: White Mountain Landscapes"
Visual art encourages us to reflect, to consider, to wonder, to imagine, to ponder, and to remember. In this exhibition of more than 50 White Mountain landscapes—the most extensive public display of its kind in Maine in 2019—visitors are invited to break from the distractions of modern technology, to challenge the pessimism of a restless world, to breathe deep, and to experience fully the “Alps of New England” as portrayed by 19th and 20th century artists, as well as those dedicated to traditional representation today.
In times of social uncertainty and disorder, visual art can re-ignite one’s inner optimism, excite one’s imagination, and stimulate one’s sense of creativity. Visual art, then, is especially worthy of our attention at this moment. More than ever, it is an antidote for our times.
Refreshments will be served.