White Mountain art exhibit will open July 6 in Bethel

BETHEL — A record-breaking exhibition of White Mountain art will open at the museums of the Bethel Historical Society Saturday, July 6, in conjunction with the Bethel Art Fair.
The main purpose of the show, “Art as Antidote: White Mountain Landscapes,” is to encourage visitors to break from the fast pace of modern life and to reflect, to consider, to wonder and to imagine.
In an exhibition of more than 50 White Mountain landscapes — the most extensive public display of its kind in Maine in 2019 — viewers will be invited to break from the distractions of contemporary technology and to challenge the cynicism of a restless world by experiencing the “Alps of New England” as portrayed by 19th and 20th century artists, as well as those dedicated to traditional representation today.
A preview reception, open to the public, will take place on from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 5.
The exhibition will run through Saturday, Aug. 31, 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, in the exhibit hall at the Dr. Moses Mason House, 14 Broad St. For more information, 207-824-2908 or www.bethelhistorical.org.