Archive for the ‘Museums’ Category

Press Herald Previews UMMA Bailly-Blanco Exhibit

Monday, April 1st, 2013

The Portland Press Herald previewed the 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 exhibit features mixed-media art by French-American painter and printmaker Bailly and Cuban-American poet and teacher Blanco, who read at President Barack Obama’s second inauguration.

Kinghorn Award Noted in Bangor Daily News Story

Friday, November 16th, 2012

University of Maine Museum of Art director and curator George Kinghorn was noted in a Bangor Daily News story for winning an award during an event sponsored by Bangor Fusion, the Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce’s networking group of younger residents. Kinghorn won the the Fusion Leadership and Vision Award (FLAVA), which recognizes an individual, organization or business that promotes the common good of young people in the Bangor region and who inspires young professionals to reach their greatest personal and professional potential while making an impact on the quality of life in the community.

Contact: Jessica Bloch, 207.581.3777

Kinghorn Nominated for Fusion Award

Friday, October 19th, 2012

George Kinghorn, director and curator of the University of Maine Museum of Art, is one of three nominees for a Fusion Bangor 2012 Leadership and Vision Award recognizing a Bangor-area resident who has made a positive impact on the Bangor region. Kinghorn, who also is president of the Downtown Bangor Partnership, has long supported downtown events and the Art Walks, according to Fusion. He consistently uses the arts as a way to enhance young professionals to live and work in Bangor, and through his many roles, has made “a true impact on the quality of life in our community,” the organization said in an announcement. The winner will be announced at the Fusion Bangor annual awards celebration from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Nov. 15 at the Bangor Waterfront.

Contact: George Manlove, (207) 581-3756

University of Maine Museum of Art Fall Exhibits Open

Friday, October 5th, 2012

Three new University of Maine Museum of Art (UMMA) exhibits open to the public Friday, Oct. 5, for the fall season.

Exhibits include “Alan Bray: At the Edges,” which features more than 20 works by one of Maine’s most respected contemporary landscape painters; “Mayumi Sarai: Ring Cycle,” a display of floor-based and hanging sculptures; and “Susan Jane Belton: What’s Your’s?” featuring a grid of 20 oil-on-panel paintings of cups collected by the artist. Selections from the museum’s permanent collection are also on display.

All three exhibits close Jan. 5, 2013.

UMMA, which is located at 40 Harlow Street in Bangor, is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Admission is free in 2012 thanks to Machias Savings Bank. For more information about the museum go to

Contact: Kathryn Jovanelli, (207) 561-3350 or

Art Museum Gala Set for Sept. 22

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

The University of Maine Museum of Art will host MOSAIC, its fourth annual gala event, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22, at the museum at 40 Harlow Street in downtown Bangor. The museum galleries will be transformed into a creative stage for music, art and mingling with fellow museum and art enthusiasts. The event includes wine and gourmet treats, live entertainment, an art-making station, silent auction and more. Tickets are $30 for an individual ($15 is a tax-deductible donation) and $50 for a couple ($30 is tax-deductible) and can be purchased at the museum, by calling (207) 561-3350, emailing, or at the door. MOSAIC benefits the University of Maine Museum of Art exhibition and education programs.

Click here for more information (PDF).

Contact: Kathryn Jovanelli, (207) 561-3350 or

Channel 5 Covers ‘Paint the City’ Event

Monday, September 10th, 2012

Channel 5 (WABI) reported on Saturday’s “Paint the City” project and fundraiser in Bangor for local artists. The University of Maine Museum of Art and Bangor Art Society collaborated in organizing the event. Local artists were invited to paint scenes from downtown Bangor and the work was auctioned off later in the day.

Contact: George Manlove, (207) 581-3756

Channel 5 Reports on Annual Bangor Paint Day

Friday, September 7th, 2012

Channel 5 (WABI) reported on the 2nd annual Bangor Paint Day, a free event being held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday at the University of Maine Museum of Art in Bangor, in cooperation with the Bangor Art Society. The event gives people of any age an opportunity to paint any scene in the city. Paintings will be auctioned off at 3 p.m.

Contact: George Manlove, (207) 581-3756

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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