Langlais Preserve

Horse (1966), Cushing, Maine, 2008. Photograph by Pixel Acuity, courtesy of the Colby College Museum of Art.

Langlais Sculpture Preserve

The Langlais Sculpture Preserve will open to the public in fall 2017.

The Langlais Sculpture Preserve is a nature and sculpture park celebrating Bernard Langlais’s legacy and the natural resources of the Cushing peninsula. Established on a portion of Langlais’s Cushing homestead, the Preserve retains several of Langlais’s outdoor sculptures in situ, including the thirteen-foot Horse, Langlais’s first monumental outdoor work and a landmark of Cushing’s River Road; his satirical depiction of Richard Nixon in a marshy pond; and his sculptural homage to Christina Olson, the local woman featured in Andrew Wyeth’s 1948 masterpiece, Christina’s World, among other works.

The most significant of Kohler Foundation’s conservation and gifting initiatives in Maine, the Langlais Preserve is owned and operated by the Georges River Land Trust of Rockland, see the documentary here.  The grounds are open dawn to dusk daily and the buildings are available for programming and tours by contacting the Georges River Land Trust. Conservation and programming support will be provided by the Colby College Museum of Art. If you are interested in supporting this exciting project as a member of a friends group, a park maintenance volunteer, or with a financial gift, please contact the Georges River Land Trust (207-594-5166).