USM Art Department



Unsettled Archives: Museum Interventions for Shifting Perspectives, Online, Wednesday, October 7th at Noon.

Two Online presentations that examine how museums and cultural institutions in Greenland and Maine are revisiting their permanent collections to begin new dialogues and experiences that address processes of decolonization, representation, and ethics.
Ruby Yhroated Hummingbird

Rebecca Goodale Artist's Book in Exhibit, Borderlands, at Iceland National Library, Reykjavik

Rebecca Goodale in Exhibition JAÐARLÖND | BORDERLANDS – (a part of Reykjavík Arts Festival 2020). Open from Friday 21st of August at the National and University Library of Iceland – Þjóðarbókhlaðan, Arngrímsgata 3, in Reykjavík. The exhibition will stand until September 20, 2020.
Image of Portland Campus art installation

New Installation Merges Art, Nature and Commerce in Portland Bus Shelter

The permanent bus shelter art installation — located on the west side of Bedford Street on the Portland Campus — is latest work by artist Justin Levesque ‘10.
Creative Bus Shelter Invite

Ribbon Cutting for New Portland Bus Shelters, One Designed by USM Art Alum, Justin Levesque

Discover three new creative bus shelters by local artist & designers: Ebenezer Akakpo (Bus Shelter at Mechanics Hall, 519 Congress Street), Pigeon (Bus Shelter at Dunkin’ Donuts, 325 St. John Street), and Justin Levesque (Bus Shelter at USM Muskie, 88 Bedford Street).
Speedwell Gallery

Professor Jan Piribeck Panelist in PANEL / FIELD WORK, listening to site, sponsored by Speedwell LIVE.

This panel discussion will be offered on zoom, via Speedwell LIVE

USM Art Alum Justin Levesque's Work Selected for Portland Bus Shelter Installation

Three regional artists have had their work selected by the curatorial team. One of the works selected is by USM Art Alum, Justin Levesque ‘10. Justin’s work will be installed on the USM Bedford Street bus shelter on the Portland Campus. Tentatively, the public unveiling will be 3;30-4:30 on Sept 10th.
Northern Imageries

MNAI Convenes: Northern Imageries with Dr. Donna Cassidy & Dr. Libby Bischof

JOIN US for two presentations that examine how the North—variously conceived as the Arctic, Canada, and even upstate New York and northern New England—was a “topography of the imagination”: visually stunning and emotionally powerful but also marked with personal and cultural values.
8 Neighbors & Roomates

New Scholarship Honors Esteemed USM Professor and Book Artist, Rebecca Goodale

The Rebecca Goodale Book Arts Scholarship will provide support for a student in the visual arts, with preference given to a declared Book Arts minor.
Jill Ann Osgood

BFA Alumna, Jill Osgood ’19, Awarded a Baxter Residency

Jill Ann Osgood graduated in the summer of 2019 from USM's Art Department with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Studio concentration in Painting and Drawing, and a Minor in Book Arts. Jill has recently been awarded a coveted spot in the Baxter Residency program this coming fall.
Who's the Victim? (Rocket)

Lin Lisberger's Exhibition of "Gravity" Opens at Cove Street Arts on June 11th.

Combining work from two of her series, Who’s the Victim? and Ladder and Bridge, Lin Lisberger explores fundamental forces that we often feel but do not fully understand, which more and more draw us into opposition.