Archive for the ‘Museums’ Category

National Endowment for Arts Posts UMaine Hudson Video Online

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

A University of Maine Hudson Museum video of an interview with Passamaquoddy basketweaver Molly Neptune-Parker of Princeton, Maine, was posted on the National Endowment for the Arts website as part of an announcement that Neptune-Parker was named one of nine National Heritage Fellows. The video was created by the Maine Indian Basketmakers Alliance and the Hudson Museum with support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. A fancy basket by Neptune-Parker and several by her grandson George Neptune are on display at the Hudson Museum.

Contact: George Manlove, (207) 581-3756

UMaine Museum of Art Announces Summer Exhibits

Friday, June 15th, 2012

The University of Maine Museum of Art is kicking off the summer with four new exhibitions and a fresh rotation of the museum’s permanent collection. Exhibits include painter Arnold Mesches’ “Arnold Mesches: A Minispective,” sculptor Richard Haden’s “Carved Signs” and installation artist Chris Natrop’s “Lily Ponder.” The summer exhibitions begin June 22 and run through Sept. 15. Open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, the museum is located at 40 Harlow Street in Bangor. Admission is free in 2012 thanks to the generosity of Machias Savings Bank.

Contact: Kathryn Jovanelli, (207) 561-3350

Hudson Museum Explores Works “Carved in Stone”

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

The Hudson Museum’s “Carved in Stone” exhibit, which opened this spring in advance of the Schoodic International Sculpture Symposium, highlights the museum’s impressive collection of ancient to modern stone work from all over the world. The biennial sculpture symposium, which will be held July 22-Aug. 30 on the UMaine campus, will bring eight internationally acclaimed sculptors to create works of art for local communities, including the university itself.

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UMMA Hosting Afternoon Tea with Painter, Activist

Monday, June 11th, 2012

The University of Maine Museum of Art is inviting the public to a free afternoon tea with artist Arnold Mesches at 2 p.m. on June 20. Mensches’ paintings are featured this summer in the
UMMA exhibition, “Arnold Mesches: A Minispective,” which opens June 22.

In a career spanning over half a century, Mesches, a prolific painter and activist, continues to create art that conveys his concern for a tumultuous world. His energetic brushwork, generous application of paint and lively use of color reflect his abstract expressionist spirit. His images fluctuate from the sacred to the profane, as he depicts both what is most revered and feared in society.

The afternoon tea is an opportunity to meet the artist, enjoy light refreshments and hear a talk by Mesches about his work. Reservations are requested and can be made by calling the museum at (207) 561-3350. UMMA is located at 40 Harlow Street in Bangor.

Contact: Kathryn Jovanelli, (207) 561-3350

Newspaper Reviews UMMA Fiber Arts Exhibit

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

The Bangor Daily News carried a review of the current fiber arts exhibit at the University of Maine Museum of Art, which includes “Vanished into Stitches,” a series of life-size knitted animal pelts.

Contact: George Manlove, (207) 581-3756

UMaine Museum of Art Announces Spring Exhibitions

Friday, March 30th, 2012

The University of Maine Museum of Art will celebrate spring with three new exhibitions and the latest rotation of the museum’s permanent collection beginning April 6. The new exhibits will run through June 9. (more…)

Patches, Kinghorn Discuss Arts on Radio Show

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

John Patches, executive director of UMaine’s Collins Center for the Arts, and George Kinghorn, director of the University of Maine Museum of Art, were guests Wednesday morning on the George Hale/Ric Tyler Show on WVOM radio. Patches and Kinghorn discussed arts and their impact on the local economy.

Contact: Jessica Bloch, (207) 581-3777

Globe Lists Hudson Museum Among College Highlights

Friday, February 10th, 2012

The travel section of the Boston Sunday Globe on Feb. 5 included the Hudson Museum at the University of Maine as being among noteworthy New England college highlights “offering exceptional and exhilarating experiences” for the public. The article recommends Hudson’s Native American exhibits and its basket collection, which the Globe features on its website.

Contact: George Manlove, (207) 581-3756

UMaine Faculty Artwork on Display

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

The University of Maine Department of Art will present new work by art faculty in an exhibition in the Lord Hall Gallery. (more…)

Story on Art Museum Project

Monday, February 6th, 2012

Bangor TV station WABI had a story on a project at the University of Maine Museum of Art in which Maine youth are painting thousands of red roses to help artist Tim Rollins create a painting about legendary Senator Margaret Chase Smith. Smith was known for wearing a red rose on her lapel. Rollins’ painting will be displayed in the renovated federal building in Bangor.

Contact: Jessica Bloch, 207-581-3777