George Marshall Store
In 1867 George Marshall purchased the John Hancock Warehouse and surrounding land on the York River. Next door, he built the George Marshall Store, where he sold general merchandise as well as wood, building materials, and coal. The store remained in the Marshall family until 1954 when it was sold. In the years following, it served as home to the York Art Association, a gift shop, and the offices and research library of the Old York Historical Society. Upon purchase of the York County Trust building in 1994, Old York moved to its offices to their current location in the center of York Village. Two years later, Curator of Contemporary Art Mary P. Harding revived the gallery space with changing contemporary art exhibitions as well as occasional collaborative projects that blend historical themes and objects from the museum's collection with contemporary art.
Mary P. Harding, Curator of Contemporary Art
Mary is a 1975 graduate of Brown University and has always been passionate about art. After graduation, she was an exhibit designer for Strawbery Banke in Portsmouth, New Hampshire and later for the Margaret Woodbury Strong Museum in Rochester, New York. She served as director of the Barn Gallery in Ogunquit, Maine for four years. Since 1990, she has been an independent art consultant specializing in regional contemporary art and, since 1996, she has curated the contemporary art exhibits for the George Marshall Store Gallery, a property and project of the Museums of Old York.
For more information about the George Marshall Store Gallery and upcoming exhibits, visit their website at www.georgemarshallstoregallery.com or just stop in at 140 Lindsay Road!
2013 Art Exhibition Schedule
April 20 – June 2
Don Lent – Time Released
Reception may 4, 5 p.m. at the Gallery, 140 Lindsay Road, York. Free. Exhibitions sponsored by Ellis Insurance Agency. FMI call 207-351-1083.
June 8 – July 14
Silent Spring – The Enduring Legacy
Jane Kaufmann - Unframed
Opening reception June 8, 5 p.m. at the Gallery, 140 Lindsay Road, York. Free. Exhibitions sponsored by Anne Erwin Sotheby’s International Realty. FMI call 207-351-1083.
July 20 – August 25
Pleased to Meet You II
Brett X. Gamache – A Visual Feast
Opening reception July 20, 5 p.m. at the Gallery, 140 Lindsay Road, York. Free. Exhibitions sponsored by Law Office of Lisa E. Roche, P.A. FMI call 207-351-1083.
August 31 – October 6
Robert Baart / George Pealman / Ellen Wieske
Opening reception August 31, 5 p.m. at the Gallery, 140 Lindsay Road, York. Free. FMI call 207-351-1083.
October 12 – November 17
Night Out – Four Maine Artists
Don Williams – Clayworks
Opening reception October 12, 5 p.m. at the Gallery, 140 Lindsay Road, York. Free. FMI call 207-351-1083.
November 23 - Year End
Winter Expectations - Invited New England Artists
Opening reception November 23, 5 p.m. at the Gallery, 140 Lindsay Road, York. Free. FMI call 207-351-1083.