The Bowdoin College Museum of Art’s much-anticipated summer exhibition William Wegman: Hello Nature opens Friday, July 13, and is already getting buzz around the country. A Maine Associated Press story previewing the show hit the wires over the weekend and was picked up not only by media outlets around Maine, but across the country, too, carried by the Boston Globe, CBS News.com, and The Washington Post, to name a few. News of the Wegman show even spread to the Beaumont Enterprise in Texas. The exhibition showcases more than 30 years of work created in or inspired by Maine.
“The most pleasant thing is the wind whistling through the birch trees into my studio,’’ Wegman tells The Associated Press. “It’s such a soothing feeling not to hear air conditioning buzzes or any sounds other than birds and the occasional child. Moose walk within five feet of the houses. Yesterday there was a bear on my sister’s back steps.’’