On exhibit at the Maine Museum of Photographic Arts, June 27 - October 30, 2019
The Barbara Morris Goodbody Collection
October 24, 6-8 pm, Talk by Brenton Hamilton about the collection and Catalog signing
The significance of any collection is its capacity to share, enlighten, instruct and reflect upon our society or perhaps even mirror the times of its making. As well as allow us to know the energies and force of the collector themselves. We know well, Goodbody’s devotion and championing of the arts in Maine and beyond, but it is her fine sensibility as a practitioner that informs this robust collection.
- Brenton Hamilton, Professor of Photography
CATALOGS ARE FOR SALE AT $100. EACH. THE PROCEEDS BENEFIT THE BERTHA CROSLEY BALL CENTER FOR COMPASSION AT THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MAINE. TO PURCHASE A CATALOG PLEASE CALL MMPA, 207.331.6622 OR SEND US AN EMAIL WITH YOUR ADDRESS, email@example.com. THEY WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE AT THE TALK.
Barbara Goodbody has long been a leader in support of the arts in Maine. Her collection reflects her commitment and dedication. Featuring, some of the best makers in Maine, Santa Fe, Europe, and beyond, this compilation is idiosyncratic and optimistic, and mirrors her world philosophy. It is also curious and egalitarian. Barbara values the artist as much as the product, and the monetary value, or, the prestige of a piece is not what compels her to acquire it. It’s the content of the work that matters to her most. Many of these pieces were worth far less when they were attained years ago. That said, there is a staggering amount of important and valuable photographs in the assortment.
- Director Denise Froehlich