PMA opening “Lois Dodd: Catching the Light”

“The Painted Room,” by Lois Dodd

The Portland Museum opens a new show, “Lois Dodd: Catching the Light,” Jan. 17. This first career museum retrospective for American painter Lois Dodd will feature paintings that define the places and subjects that have mattered most in her nearly 60-year career—views of New York City’s Lower East Side from her apartment windows; of the woods and gardens of Midcoast Maine; and wintery scenes near her family home in New Jersey. Dodd was a key member of New York’s postwar art scene and part of the wave of modern artists who explored the coast of Maine in the latter half of the 20th century. The exhibition will feature 51 works ranging in date from 1955’s Pasture to 2010’s self-portrait Shadow with Easel. The show runs through April 7, for more information visit