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Curator's Talk: Bernard Langlais

Hannah Williams Blunt, Langlais Curator for Special Projects and Curator of the Bernard Langlais retrospective exhibition on view through January 4, will deliver a talk on the artist and the exhibition.


Langlais Art-Making Workshop

The Museum invites adults and children of all ages to create works of art inspired by Maine artist Bernard Langlais. This event is free, but attendance is limited. To register, call 207.859.5613.


Bernard Langlais: Abstractions and Reliefs

While working in New York in the late 1950s and early 1960s, Maine-born artist Bernard Langlais (1921-1977) began to explore the medium of wood relief. Using found wooden objects and scraps, Langlais developed a unique style of “painting with wood,” creating complex works that are as viscerally stirring as they are familiar and …


Langlais Art Trail

… schools, town halls, and community centers from Portland to Presque Isle and from Rockland to Skowhegan where Langlais’s works can be visited and enjoyed.
Visit the Langlais Art Trail website to learn more.
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In 2010 Colby College received a bequest from Bernard Langlais’s widow, Helen Friend Langlais, of …


Langlais Sculpture Preserve

… locale. After Langlais’s death in 1977, his widow, Helen Friend Langlais, remained on the property and cared for his artworks for more than three decades. Mrs. Langlais’s 2010 bequest of her estate to Colby College included her husband’s unique built environment, and Kohler Foundation has since acquired the Langlais property from Colby …


Bernard Langlais: Restoring and Preserving the Legacy

… Maine. Joining the ranks of vernacular art environment builders, he produced evolving, interrelated, site-specific works harnessed to the topography and history of his rural locale. After Langlais’s death in 1977, his widow, Helen Friend Langlais, remained on the property and cared for his artworks for more than three decades. Mrs. Langlais’s 2010 …


Bernard Langlais

… artist’s widow, Helen Friend Langlais, of her estate to Colby College in 2010, the Colby College Museum of Art will present the first scholarly retrospective of Langlais‘s dynamic career. The exhibition is drawn primarily from the Museum’s Bernard Langlais Collection and also presents loans from several local museums and private collections, a …



Banner Image: Sanford Robinson Gifford, A Twilight in the Adirondacks, 1864, Oil on canvas, 10 1/2 in. x 18 1/2 in., The Lunder Collection, 2013.130
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