UMaine museums, planetarium support remote instruction, learning

University of Maine museums and planetarium have a rich library of online resources available to support remote K–12 instruction during the pandemic.  The Page Farm and Home Museum offers Virtual Field Trip Experiences, via Zoom, to school groups, homeschool groups, and college classes. Groups can take an introductory tour, select a virtual visit topic, or […]

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BDN notes Zillman Art Museum expansion in building purchase story

The Bangor Daily News noted expansion plans for the Zillman Art Museum in an article about a local developer purchasing the building that houses it. According to the report, Eastern Maine Development Corporation sold Norumbega Hall, which houses the museum, in downtown Bangor to Canuck Investments, owned by Philip and Stephanie Henry. Education leaders and […]

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WABI covers virtual Wabanaki Winter Market

WABI (Channel 5) reported on the 2020 Wabanaki Winter Market, which was offered virtually this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This year the annual event, which is co-sponsored by the University of Maine’s Hudson Museum, included virtual demonstrations featured on the museum’s YouTube channel, and an online Wabanaki Artist Directory. 

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WABI reports arts award to UMaine Foundation, Hudson Museum

WABI (Channel 5) reported that the University of Maine Foundation received a $5,000 award from the Maine Community Foundation’s Maine Arts Expansion Fund to support the development and promotion of a virtual Wabanaki Winter Market and Wabanaki Artist Directory. The Hudson Museum will host the virtual event on Dec. 12. The Wabanaki Artist Directory is […]

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Shop, learn Dec. 12 at virtual Wabanaki Winter Market 

After last year’s 25th annual Maine Indian Basketmakers Holiday Market, organizers renamed the event Wabanaki Winter Market to better represent participants and the wide range of artforms. And because of the coronavirus, the word “virtual” has been added to the name of the 26th annual market slated for Saturday, Dec. 12. This year’s popular collaboration […]

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Treetop view of Stevens Hall cupola

UMaine’s Vision for Tomorrow comprehensive campaign exceeds $200 million goal

Orono, Maine — The University of Maine Vision for Tomorrow comprehensive campaign has exceeded its $200 million goal by more than $8 million, according to UMaine President Joan Ferrini-Mundy and University of Maine Foundation President Jeffery N. Mills in announcing the successful completion of the record-setting fundraising effort. The public phase of the campaign was […]

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View what’s new, and old, at UMaine-affiliated museums, gallery 

For people eager to again appreciate art and artifacts in person, three University of Maine museums and a gallery are open, or soon will be.  Admission to the Hudson Museum, Page Farm and Home Museum, Zillman Museum (ZAM) and Lord Hall Gallery is free. Guests are required to wear face coverings and follow all other […]

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Zillman Art Museum opens with three new exhibits

Three new exhibitions are open at the University of Maine Zillman Art Museum: “Maine Inspired: Art Luminaries at the Bicentennial,” featuring works from the ZAM collection; “Being Here: Marcie Jan Bronstein,” featuring watercolor compositions by the Maine-based artist; and “Wood Nymphs: JoAnne Carson,” featuring a selection of drawings and large-scale sculptures. The exhibitions run through Dec. […]

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Press Herald promotes Zillman Art Museum exhibits

The Portland Press Herald listed the Zillman Art Museum’s three new free exhibits: “Maine Inspired: Art Luminaries at the Bicentennial”; “Being Here: Marcie Jan Bronstein”; and “Wood Nymphs: Joanne Carson” in its Things to Do roundup. Hours of the museum, at 40 Harlow St. in Bangor, are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to […]

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