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Pen Bay Pilot Previews Pathways to Past

The Pen Bay Pilot advanced the University of Maine Page Farm and Home Museum’s Heritage Day Camp for youth to be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 7–11. The hands-on camp, titled Pathways to the Past, will immerse children ages 7 to 11 in activities representative of 19th-century Maine. Cost is $65 for museum members, $75 for nonmembers. To register, call 207.581.4100.

Page Farm Opens Pathways to Past

The University of Maine Page Farm and Home Museum’s Heritage Day Camp for youth 7 to 11 years of age will be held July 7–11. At the hands-on camp, titled Pathways to the Past, children are immersed in activities considered fundamental for survival in 19th century Maine, including gardening. Cost for the camp, which runs from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., is $65 for museum members/$75 for nonmembers. To register or to request a disability accommodation, call 207.581.4100.

Maine Magazine Names Kinghorn One of 50 Mainers Making a Difference

Maine Magazine named George Kinghorn, director and curator of the University of Maine Museum of Art, one of the “50 Mainers Shaping our State” in the publication’s July feature article. People in the article were described by the magazine as “those who are moving Maine forward through their innovative business practices, commitment to purpose-driven education, lifelong support of the arts, and groundbreaking medical research. Kinghorn spoke about updates to the museum, his desire to make it “more dynamic, warm and accessible,” and its contribution to the growth of arts in the region. “Bangor is experiencing a renaissance,” Kinghorn said.

Maine Edge Previews UMaine Museum of Art’s Summer Exhibitions

The Maine Edge reported on three exhibitions that will be on display at the University of Maine Museum of Art this summer. “Awake: Paintings by Maya Brodsky,” “Looking Back Six Years — Part Two: Selected New Acquisitions,” and “Young Curators: Eight Scoops” will run from June 20 through Sept. 20 at the museum in downtown Bangor.

Faulkner Quoted in Press Herald Article on Maine Woods Photo Exhibit at Harvard

Gretchen Faulkner, director of the University of Maine’s Hudson Museum of Art, was interviewed by the Portland Press Herald for the article about a photography exhibit on display at Harvard, titled “Thoreau’s Maine Woods: A Journey in Photographs with Scot Miller.” Jane Pickering, Harvard Museum’s executive director, and Janis Sacco, the museum’s director of exhibits, believe when the exhibit closes in February 2015 it should travel to Maine, according to the article. Faulkner, who has not seen the exhibit, said the story of Thoreau’s journey through the Maine woods with Penobscot guides is important. “We would probably be interested in it,” she said. “It is definitely something on topic for the Hudson Museum, as our collection includes Maine Indian holdings and we have a Maine Indian gallery. It is the path Thoreau took that is central to the native people of Maine. Katahdin is sacred to them. Mainers should learn about that.”

Down East Reports on Hudson Museum Artifact, Possible NFL Team Logo Inspiration

The May issue of Down East magazine carries a story titled “Seeing Double” that explores the possibility that a carved Northwest Coast transformation mask in the University of Maine’s Hudson Museum is the model for the logo of the 2014 Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks.

Hudson Museum Director Gretchen Faulkner said Richard Emerick, the late UMaine anthropologist and founder of the Hudson Museum, told her years ago that the brightly painted wooden mask was the inspiration for the logo. The mask has been attributed to the Kwakwakaëwakw — Indigenous people of the Pacific Northwest Coast.

When the Seahawks’ logo was unveiled in 1975, John Thompson, then-general manager of the team, was quoted saying the logo designers referenced books about Northwest Coast art for inspiration.

And then, in a blog post prior to Super Bowl XLVIII, Robin K. Wright, curator of Native American art at Burke Museum at the University of Washington, included a photo of the mask that was likely the inspiration for the logo. The photo, published in a 1950s book on Northwest Coast art, is a picture of the mask in the Hudson Museum.

In 1982, avid baseball fan William Palmer of Falmouth Foreside, Maine, bequeathed the mask, as well as other Northwest Coast art and a collection of Pre-Colombian artifacts, to UMaine.

Hartgen Works on Display in Bangor

The works of Vincent Hartgen, founder of the University of Maine Museum of Art and longtime UMaine professor of art, will be on display at Boyd Place Gallery, 21 Boyd St., Bangor. The show, “Maine Masters,” features works of Hartgen and Arthur Thompson. The exhibit is open daily, 9 a.m.–7 p.m., through May 31. A reception is slated for 3–5 p.m. Sunday, April 27.

The Weekly, Maine Edge Preview UMaine Museum of Art’s Spring Exhibitions

The Weekly and The Maine Edge reported on three exhibitions that will be on display at the University of Maine Museum of Art this spring. “Amy Beeler: Passion and Adornment,” “Looking Back Six Years — Part One: Selected New Acquisitions” and “Jay Kelly: Works from 2007–2014” will run from April 4 to June 7 at the museum in downtown Bangor.

WABI Advances UMaine’s Postponed Maple Syrup Celebration

WABI (Channel 5) reported the University of Maine’s maple sugar celebration originally scheduled for Maine Maple Sunday on March 23 has been postponed to Sunday, March 30 because the sap hasn’t started flowing freely. The event will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. at UMaine’s Page Home and Farm Museum and Thomas J. Corcoran Sugar House. Family-friendly activities and a guided walking tour of the sugar bush and sugar house will be available. Attendees can also sample syrup from the evaporator, served on ice cream with a dill pickle and doughnut.

UMaine Moves Maple Syrup Celebration to March 30

Sap is not yet flowing freely so the University of Maine is moving its Maple Sugar Celebration from Sunday, March 23 to Sunday, March 30.

Festivities, scheduled for 1-3 p.m., begin with a video titled “The Maple Sugaring Story” at UMaine’s Page Farm and Home Museum on Portage Road. Children in grades K-5 are invited to take part in learning activities and games and to hear stories about one of Maine’s oldest traditions and seasonal business enterprises.

Guests can caravan to UMaine’s Thomas J. Corcoran Sugar House on Lucy Thompson Road, off College Avenue Extension. There will be a guided walking tour of the sugar bush and sugar house, where sap is simmered into syrup. Attendees can take part in the Sugar on Snow party and sample sweet syrup right from the evaporator, served on ice cream with a dill pickle and doughnut.

Space is limited; preregistration is required. Cost is $4. For more information, to register, or to request a disability accommodation, call 207.581.4100. Children must be chaperoned by an adult with transportation.


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