Archive for the ‘Museums’ Category

UMaine Museum of Art Offering Free Gallery Talk Feb. 12

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

The University of Maine Museum of Art in downtown Bangor will offer ART@NOON, an informal gallery talk and tour with UMMA Director George Kinghorn at 12 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12. Kinghorn will discuss the museum’s current exhibition “From Piranesi to Picasso: Master Prints from the Permanent Collection,” on display through March 22. ART@NOON gallery talks are free and open to the public.

UMaine Museum of Art Exhibitions Focus of Press Herald Article

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

The Portland Press Herald reported on the University of Maine Museum of Art’s winter exhibitions that will run through March 22. The exhibits, “From Piranesi to Picasso: Master Prints from the Permanent Collection,” Hannah Cole’s “Time’s Wife” and Kenny Cole’s “Parabellum (Prepare for War)” include art from a Maine local to famous artists such as Francisco Goya and Pablo Picasso.

Press Herald Reports on UMMA Exhibit Featuring Monroe Artist’s Work

Monday, January 20th, 2014

The Portland Press Herald reported on a current exhibition at the University of Maine Museum of Art that features work by Monroe, Maine, artist Kenny Cole. Cole’s “Parabellum,” an interactive painting installation that rewrites some Civil War history, is one of the museum’s three exhibits running January through March. George Kinghorn, UMMA director and curator, offered Cole a spot after visiting his studio and admiring his work and commitment. Kinghorn said he likes how Cole’s work is immersive and interactive.

WVII Advances UMaine Museum of Art’s Winter Exhibitions

Friday, January 17th, 2014

WVII (Channel 7) reported on the University of Maine Museum of Art’s winter exhibitions that will open to the public on Jan. 17 and run through March 22. The exhibits, “From Piranesi to Picasso: Master Prints from the Permanent Collection,” Hannah Cole’s “Time’s Wife” and Kenny Cole’s “Parabellum (Prepare for War)” include art from Maine locals to famous artists such as Francisco Goya and Pablo Picasso. George Kinghorn, the museum’s director and curator, said some of the works UMMA is lucky to own are also owned by museums such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

WLBZ Previews UMaine Museum of Art’s Winter Exhibitions

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

WLBZ (Channel 2) reported on the University of Maine Museum of Art’s winter exhibitions that will open to the public on Jan. 17 and run through March 22. The exhibits, “From Piranesi to Picasso: Master Prints from the Permanent Collection,” Hannah Cole’s “Time’s Wife” and Kenny Cole’s “Parabellum (Prepare for War)” include art from Maine locals to famous artists such as Francisco Goya and Pablo Picasso.

UMaine Museum of Art Announces Winter Exhibitions

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

The University of Maine Museum of Art has announced three winter exhibitions.

Hannah Cole’s “Time’s Wife”; Kenny Cole’s “Parabellum (Prepare for War)”; and “From Piranesi to Picasso: Master Prints from the Permanent Collection” will run from Jan. 17 to March 22 at the museum in downtown Bangor.

“From Piranesi to Picasso” will feature more than 60 prints from the museum’s permanent collection. Established in 1946, the collection contains original prints by internationally renowned artists.

Highlights of the selected works, which date from the 18th century to the late 1980s, include Giovanni Battista Piranesi’s etchings from 1748–1772 that document Rome’s architectural landmarks; Francisco Goya’s aquatint and etchings from “Los Caprichos;” and Pablo Picasso’s “Faun Unveiling a Woman,” considered to be one of the artist’s most significant graphic works.

Winslow Homer’s 1887 etching “Eight Bells,” John Marin’s 1910 etching “Chartres Cathedral,” and Edward Hopper’s “The Lonely House” from 1922 will also be featured in the exhibit that will demonstrate diverse printmaking processes such as etching, silkscreen, woodcut, lithograph, drypoint and engraving.

Museum admission in 2014 is free thanks to the Penobscot Financial Advisors. More information is available online or by calling Assistant Museum Coordinator Kathryn Jovanelli at 207.561.3350.

Village Soup Reports on UMMA Exhibit Featuring Monroe Artist’s Work

Monday, January 13th, 2014

Village Soup’s The Republican Journal reported one of the University of Maine Museum of Art’s January exhibitions will feature work by Monroe, Maine resident Kenny Cole. The exhibits will open to the public on Jan. 17 and run through March 22. The three exhibits are Kenny Cole’s “Parabellum (Prepare for War);” Hannah Cole’s “Time’s Wife;” and “From Piranesi to Picasso: Master Prints from the Permanent Collection.”

Make Your Own Wreath

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

The University of Maine Page Farm and Home Museum will kick off its annual wreath-making workshops Saturday, Nov. 30, on Portage Road.

Three workshops will be held Nov. 30 — from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., 2–4 p.m. and 5–7 p.m.

Workshops will also be held 5–7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3 and Wednesday, Dec. 4 and 6–8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5.

Cost is $15 per person per workshop. The fee includes instruction and materials to complete one wreath. Registration is required. To register, or to request a disability accommodation, call 207.581.4100.

Camire Talks to MPBN About Food Stamp Cuts

Friday, August 16th, 2013

Maine Public Broadcasting Network interviewed Mary Ellen Camire, a professor of food science and human nutrition at the University of Maine, for the article “Struggling Mainers brace for cuts in food stamps.” Camire said Maine already has significant food security issues and even a minor federal cut to the supplemental nutrition assistance program, or SNAP, would have an effect on those receiving benefits and those supplying food.

The Weekly Previews UMMA Exhibit

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

The Weekly previewed the mixed-media art exhibition “Place of Mind: The John Bailly-Richard Blanco Collaborative Project” that opens Friday at the University of Maine Museum of Art in Bangor. The collaboration includes art by French-American painter and printmaker Bailly and Cuban-American poet and teacher Blanco, who read at President Barack Obama’s second inauguration.