College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences



Maine Art Education Association members’ “Portals” exhibit opens with large reception and workshops

On January 28, the USM Art Department and galleries celebrated the opening of “Portals: Work by Maine Art Education Association Members” at the USM Art Gallery in Gorham.

Becoming American: W.E.B. Du Bois and the Meaning of Race and Citizenship in the Jim Crow Era (Redux)

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2017 Becoming American: W.E.B. Du Bois and the Meaning of Race and Citizenship in the Jim Crow Era (Redux) Reception at the Franco Heritage Center in Lewiston, 46 Cedar St, Lewiston, Maine at 5:00 p.m. with hors d'oeuvres; Program begins at 6:00 p.m. and will end around 8:00.


MONDAY, JANUARY 30, 2017 DO NOT RESIST Luther Bonney Auditorium, 6-9 p.m.
French Horns

USM School of Music Announces Spring 2017 Concert Season

The USM School of Music has announced its spring calendar including a full slate of diverse performances featuring faculty-led student ensembles, faculty concerts, USM’s quadrennial opera, the world premiere of an interdisciplinary collaboration, an award-winning visiting artist’s concerto premiere with the USM Concert Band and more.
Unity by Clint Fulkerson

Portland artist Clint Fulkerson opens USM Art Department and Galleries’ spring 2017 season with “Fluid Geometry” exhibit, new mural in Portland

Beginning on January 17, the USM Art Department and Galleries will present the exhibition “Fluid Geometry” by prolific Portland-based mixed media artist Clint Fulkerson. Fulkerson is currently creating a new mural on the wall of the USM AREA Gallery in Portland, and will also exhibit 15 paintings based on intricate compositions of repeating geometric shapes.

Why I Was Wrong About Liberal Arts Majors

Wall Street Journal article: Why I Was Wrong About Liberal Arts Majors
Arabic course offered on Portland and Gorham campuses this spring

USM, Deering High School collaboration on Arabic course recognized in the Forecaster

Adam Tuchinsky, Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, was quoted in a Forecaster story on Dec. 12 about USM’s recent collaboration with Deering High School on a successful dual-enrollment Arabic course for high school and USM students. The course will be offered on both Portland and Gorham USM campuses in the spring.
Elisabeth Marshall USM voice faculty

USM School of Music voice faculty Elisabeth Marshall '02 awarded citation from The American Prize

On December 7, Elisabeth Marshall ‘02 was awarded a Special Citation from The American Prize Friedrich and Virginia Schorr Memorial Award in Vocal Performance (women in art song and oratorio, professional division), for "Outstanding Performance in Music before 1800."

2016 Fall Course Highlights

2016 Fall Course Highlights

Faculty Lecture Series

Drones: Weapons of War or Tools for Entertainment