McGillicuddy Humanities Center to host 2019 Bangor Humanities Day

The Clement and Linda McGillicuddy Humanities Center at the University of Maine will host the annual Bangor Humanities Day at various locations March 2 with a reception March 1.

To celebrate the humanities with the Greater Bangor community, free events for participants of all ages will be offered at venues including the University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor Public Library and Nocturnem Draft Haus.

Since 2013, the center has worked with area businesses, museums and public spaces, as well as local collectives and experts, to offer a day of diverse and fun events.

The celebration will kick off at 5:30 p.m. March 1 with a reception at the University of Maine Museum of Art. George Kinghorn, UMMA director and curator, will lead a personalized tour of the museum, and food will be provided.

On March 2, Kinghorn will host a conversation with artist Zach Horn at the museum. Starting at 2:30 p.m., Horn will discuss works featured in his current UMMA exhibition, “Big Rock Candy Mountain.”

Other March 2 events include a 10 a.m. music performance by UMaine Renaissance and Bangor’s Prevailing Winds in the Bangor Public Library atrium; humanities research poster presentations by UMaine art and history majors, as well as Bangor High School students, at noon in the Bangor Public Library lecture hall; and a 4 p.m. poetry reading at Nocturnem.

More information about Bangor Humanities Day is online.