Welcome to Lord Hall Gallery

Lord Hall Gallery is a laboratory for learning and a cultural hub at UMaine Orono. Exhibitions and events at the Gallery are designed to spark curiosity and incite dialogue across campus.

The Gallery connects artists, students, faculty, staff, researchers, and the larger community through its diverse exhibitions of contemporary art. We present both group and solo shows, representing the work of local, regional, national, and international artists. UMaine student and faculty artwork is celebrated through our annual and bi-annual exhibitions.

Lord Hall Gallery is committed to diversity and inclusion in all of our programming. All exhibitions and events are free, accessible, and open to the public. Outreach at the local and state-wide level is central to our mission.

Lord Hall Gallery is located on the mall of the University of Maine in the historic Lord Hall and is open Monday-Friday from 9:00am-4:00pm. Events are free, accessible and open to the public. All are welcome.

For inquiries and proposal submissions please contact Diana Baumbach, Director of Galleries at diana.baumbach@maine.edu.

Current Exhibition

Proximity: 2024 MFA Thesis Exhibition

May 17-July 12, 2024

The show will be up through July 12th. 

Proximity‘ –this year’s culminating MFA thesis exhibition- premiers with an opening reception on Friday May 17th from 5-7pm at the Lord Hall Gallery. We hope you can join us for an intermedial and celebratory evening!

Upcoming Exhibitions

Lord Hall Gallery will host a two-person exhibition featuring Anishinaabe Oji-Cree mother/daughter artists Lara Kramer (https://larakramer.ca/) and Ida Baptiste. The show is entitled “Ji zoongde’eyaang” meaning “to have a strong heart” in Anishnaabemowin. Kramer and Baptiste bring forward their relational practices through generations to express and represent embodied experiences like memory, loss, and reclamation. The exhibition will be on view to the public at Lord Hall Gallery from August 26-October 15, 2024. The artists will visit campus in early October; accompanying programming will including a public lecture, a live performance, a reception, class visits, and one-on-one meetings with students.

Featured Work from Current Exhibition

Isabella Keebler

Fickle, 2024


Previous Exhibitions

2024 Student Exhibition

April 1 – 30, 2024

Click here to view more previous exhibitions