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“The Painters’ Panorama” In Print!

June 5, 2015
Announcing the publication of The Painters’ Panorama: Narrative, Art, and Faith in the Moving Panorama of Pilgrim’s Progress by the University Press of New England!
The book is published in collaboration with the Saco Museum and features essays by former Saco Museum Director Jessica Skwire Routhier; former Saco Museum curator Thomas Hardiman, Jr.; and renowned American art scholar Kevin J. Avery.

This book is the culmination of a decades-long project to preserve and reinterpret this 800-foot-long panoramic painting from 1851 in the collection of the Saco Museum. The panorama’s story–its spectacular debut, its disappearance, and its rediscovery–is remarkable in and of itself, but this is also a great museum story. According to a recent blog post for UPNE, “the reason we know much of anything at all about the Moving Panorama of Pilgrim’s Progress . . . is that it was donated to a public museum.”

All royalties will go to the Dyer Library and Saco Museum, the little Maine museum that took on one of the biggest paintings in the world.
You can order the book online here:
And you can also find the recent post on the UPNE blog here:
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