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UMHI Downtown Bangor Public Humanities Day Previewed in BDN

The Bangor Daily News advanced the second annual Downtown Bangor Public Humanities Day, which is organized by the University of Maine Humanities Initiative and open to the public at various locations Saturday, May 17. Free events include TEMPO youth string ensemble performances at the Maine Discovery Museum; graphic novel author and illustrator Jimmy Gownley at The Briar Patch; a sculpture lecture and exhibit tour at the University of Maine Museum of Art; and the world premiere public showing of three short films shot in Bangor in 1929 and PechaKucha presentations by UMaine faculty and local practitioners at the Brick Church. “This helps to better connect the rich resources at UMaine with the vibrant cultural scene in Downtown Bangor and other regional organizations,” said Liam Riordan, event organizer and UMaine history professor.

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