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Georges River Land Trust

Langlais Art Travels to Wisconsin

As a small, local land trust in Maine, we never thought we’d be in a position to loan original art related works to Sheboygan, Wisconsin. This winter, Douglas Smith of Rockland, one of the conservators of the Langlais Sculpture Preserve, packed and shipped a collection of tools and materials from Langlais’ workshop and sent them west.

The items were sent to the John Michael Kohler Arts Center for a special exhibition titled Bernard Langlais: Live and Let Live. The exhibition will run from April 4 to October 3, 2021. It will feature works drawn from the Art Center’s collection as well as other loans from the Colby College Museum of Art, the Bernard Langlais papers at the Archives of American Art, and our own Langlais Sculpture Preserve. It is the first posthumous survey of Langlais’s work outside his native state of Maine.

A virtual walk-through of the exhibit is now available. So if you find yourself anywhere near Sheboygan, Wisconsin, be sure to visit this retrospective of Bernard Langlais whose sculptures were inspired by his former 90-acre homestead in Cushing, now in permanent conservation with Georges River Land Trust.

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