The Curator

Mary-HardingMary P. Harding is a 1975 graduate of Brown University, and has always been passionate about art. After graduation, she was an exhibit designer for Strawberry Banke Museum in Portsmouth, New Hampshire and for the Margaret Woodbury Strong Museum in Rochester, New York. She served as director of the Barn Gallery of Ogunquit, Maine for four years. Since 1990, she has been an independent art consultant specializing in regional contemporary art, and since 1996, Harding has curated the contemporary art exhibits for the George Marshall Store Gallery, a property of the Old York Historical Society.

Curatorial Philosophy

Curator Mary Harding takes great pride in selecting specific works of art for each exhibition. Although the gallery does not have a defined stable of artists, there are a number of artists who have consistently exhibited at the George Marshall Store Gallery or have had a long-term relationship with the curator. Although the majority of the art work is on exhibit as a part of group, theme and solo shows, a selection of work is also available for viewing by contacting the curator.

Please Join Us

Besides the thousands of visitors who come annually to the gallery, we are fortunate to have an enthusiastic community of friends of the gallery, many of whom volunteer on a regular basis. Volunteer opportunities include: gallery sitting, help with exhibit installations and opening receptions. Together we plan fundraising events to help support the ongoing maintenance and preservation of this historic site. If you are interested in becoming involved, please contact curator Mary Harding. 207-752-0205


Note: A great way of showing support is by becoming a member of the Old York Historical Society.