Islander promotes book talk with Moxley at Wendell Gilley Museum

The Mount Desert Islander promoted an event happening Tuesday, April 30 at the Wendell Gilley Museum with University of Maine professor of English Jennifer Moxley, who will discuss her book titled “For the Good of All, Do Not Destroy the Birds.” The event will be live-cast online, with an in-person reception at 6 p.m. and […]

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Faulkner interviewed by Denver Post for article featuring Hudson Museum

The Denver Post featured information on seven objects at the University of Maine Hudson Museum that will be removed in May at the request of Indigenous Alaskan tribes for a story about a similar request being made at a Denver museum. The Post also interviewed Hudson Museum Director Gretchen Faulkner about repatriating the objects, one […]

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Media highlight museum partnership for Wabanaki basketry lexicon

Portland Press Herald and Bangor Daily News highlighted the partnership between the University of Maine’s Hudson Museum and Penobscot Nation Museum to create an online lexicon for Wabanaki basketry. The lexicon is funded by a $100,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and will feature images and terminology related to the basketry. […]

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Wabanaki Winter Market featured in Maine media

News Center Maine and WABI (Channel 5) reported on the Wabanaki Winter Market, the largest holiday gathering of Wabanaki artists in New England, held at the University of Maine Collins Center for the Arts. WABI, WVII (Channel 7), the Bangor Daily News and Maine Art Scene Magazine previewed the event. WBRC (Channel 7 in Birmingham, […]

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Wabanaki Winter Market returns to UMaine Dec. 9

The largest holiday gathering of Wabanaki artists in New England will return with one-of-a-kind pieces, including some from new and nationally-acclaimed basket weavers, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9, at the University of Maine Collins Center for the Arts. During the 29th annual Wabanaki Winter Market, dozens of Passamaquoddy, Penobscot, Maliseet and Mi’kmaq artists […]

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‘The Maine Question’ explores functionality of art on campus and beyond

Art — whether it’s created on a page or computer or in a studio or theater — can do more than showcase creativity for amusement and cultural enrichment. Art can help teach people about historical and contemporary societies, advance research, support economic development and combat daily and systemic issues.   Inspired by the significance and utility […]

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