May 31 – June 13, 2019Vol. 21, No. 1

Atmospheric Water at the L.C. Bates Museum

"Blue Sky and Fog," by Nina Bohlen.

Atmospheric Water, the L.C. Bates Museum's 2019 summer exhibition, showcases representations of the Maine landscape as it is affected by water. Leaving aside depictions of the ocean, lakes, rivers, and streams, this exhibition will consider the many forms water takes as atmosphere transmutes it so it can, in turn, transform the landscape.

Working in a range of media, the featured artists explore Maine's landscape as Atmospheric Water becomes fog, rain, snow, ice, mist, condensation, clouds, and dew. Displayed in a non-traditional museum with a strong focus on natural history, works in a variety of mediums and styles from contemporary Maine artists will be featured, giving visitors a fresh perspective on how local artists view and portray nature in their home state.

The exhibition will run from May through October 2019. Throughout the summer there will be workshops with featured artists and visitors of all ages are encouraged to attend. The L.C. Bates Museum welcomes visitors to explore its summer exhibition Atmospheric Water as well as the many objects on display from the Museum's permanent collections.

Atmospheric Water is the result of a collaborative effort between the L.C. Bates Museum staff and two Colby College students, Sarah Rossien and Alison Obstler, under the supervision of Professor VĂ©ronique Plesch.

Atmospheric Water will feature works from Michel Droge, Lynn Karlin, Christian Farnsworth, Barbara Sullivan, John Stetson, John Meader, and Nancy Barron to name a few. For more information, call 238-4250 or email