SEARSPORT — On Thursday, June 2, at 5 p.m., Penobscot Marine Museum, 40 E. Main St., will hold a reception for its 2022 exhibit “Picturing Penobscot Bay,” followed by an artist panel discussion at 6 p.m. The panel will be led by Carl Little, who will joined by artists Jill Hoy, Nancy Morgan-Barnes and Colin Page on the topic of “Penobscot Bay as Muse.” Both the reception and the artist panel are free and open to the public; however, pre-registration is required for the artist panel as space is limited. The artist panel will also be streamed on Zoom. To register, please visit

“Picturing Penobscot Bay” will feature around 40 works that share a strong connection to — and/or vision of — Penobscot Bay. The exhibit will run May 27 through Oct. 16. Featured artists are Nancy Morgan Barnes, M. J. Bronstein, Molly Brown, David Dewey, Gregory Dunham, Sarah Faragher, Anina Porter Fuller, Brita Holmquist, Eric Hopkins, Jill Hoy, Scott Moore, Colin Page, Stefan Pastuhov and Robert Pollien.

Along with contemporary works, “Picturing Penobscot Bay” will also include a selection of historical paintings related to Penobscot Bay from the museum’s collection. Historical artists include Waldo Peirce, Percy Sanborn, Dolly Smith, William Pierce Stubbs, Paul Stubing and George Wasson.

Penobscot Marine Museum brings Maine’s maritime history to life on a campus of beautiful historic buildings in the charming seacoast village of Searsport. Exhibits throughout the campus tell unique stories of ship captains and their families, the industries of Penobscot Bay, global maritime trade, and today’s fisheries. In addition to exhibits, Penobscot Marine Museum has more than 300,000 historic photographs, an extensive collection of maritime artifacts and archives, and a maritime history research library. Visit to learn more.