Museums

Bangor Metro interviews photographer ahead of UMMA exhibit opening

Bangor Metro published a Q&A with Caleb Charland, a world-renowned photographer from Hampden, Maine. Charland now lives and works in Brewer, the article states, and his next show, “Shadows of Earth,” opens Jan. 12 at the University of Maine Museum of Art in Bangor. Charland uses the basic elements of science and everyday visual phenomena […]

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Maine Indian Basketmakers Holiday Market mentioned in Press Herald article

The annual Maine Indian Basketmakers Holiday Market held at the University of Maine was mentioned in the Portland Press Herald article, “Bar Harbor to host Northeast’s biggest Native American marketplace.” From May 18–20, the Abbe Museum will host a three-day juried American Indian art market in downtown Bar Harbor, creating more exposure for Native American […]

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Faulkner essay included in new book on Maine Indian basketmakers, BDN reports

The Bangor Daily News reported on a new book that focuses on Maine Indian basketmakers and the history of the tradition. David Shultz, the managing director of the Home & Away in Kennebunkport, which specializes in Native American and Inuit art, wrote and self-published “Baskets of Time,” according to the article. The book includes an […]

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BDN covers wreath-making workshop at Page Farm and Home Museum

The Bangor Daily News reported on the University of Maine Page Farm and Home Museum’s annual holiday wreath-making workshop. The workshops, so popular they are never advertised, fill up fast, according to museum director Patricia Henner. For Henner, who has been helping run the workshops for more than two decades, making wreaths is part of […]

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Jason Brown imbues modern jewelry with ancestral energy

Jason Brown of Penobscot Nation infuses his contemporary handcrafted jewelry with positive ancestral energy. Brown, who formed Decontie & Brown with wife and partner Donna Decontie-Brown, says it’s gratifying to see people wear their innovative Wabanaki-inspired jewelry and clothing — including leggings, dresses, hoodies and haute couture gowns. “Unfortunately, some people think of us (Native […]

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Wabanaki Creation Cuff to be featured at Basketmakers Holiday Market

The 23rd annual Maine Indian Basketmakers Holiday Market will be held Saturday, Dec. 9, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Collins Center for the Arts at the University of Maine. Award-winning members of the Maine Indian Basketmakers Alliance — which focuses on preserving the ancient art of brown ash and sweetgrass basketry and […]

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UMMA exhibits featured in Art New England magazine article

Two current University of Maine Museum of Art exhibits were mentioned in the Art New England magazine article, “A long look at time: The rise of camera-less photography.” The camera-less photography movement is motivated by a desire to bring back a medium “under siege by whiz-bang technology,” the article states. Leading the way is UMMA, […]

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Republican Journal advances photo exhibits at Hutchinson Center

The Republican Journal reported the opening of the Penobscot Marine Museum’s photography exhibits at the Hutchinson Center. “The Allure of the Lighthouse: The Postcard View” and “A Way of Life: The Fishing Families of Stonington” will be on display at the H. Allen and Sally Fernald Art Gallery from Oct. 17 to Jan. 19. The […]

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Hudson Museum to screen ‘The Destruction of Memory’ Oct. 5

The Hudson Museum at the University of Maine will show the documentary film “The Destruction of Memory” at 7 p.m. Oct. 5 in the Collins Center for the Arts. The screening is free and open to the public. This film, offered in conjunction with Maine Archaeology Month, looks at the urgent issue of cultural destruction. […]

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BDN previews five new UMaine Museum of Art Exhibits

The Bangor Daily News reported on five exhibitions slated to open Sept. 15 at the University of Maine Museum of Art in downtown Bangor. The exhibits “provide a wealth of different colors, textures, attitudes and approaches to experience, from boldly abstract camera-less photography to bright, sensual, figurative paintings,” the article states. Photography is a medium […]

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