USM Art Galleries Gorham and Portland

The University of Southern Maine Art Galleries are a vital educational and cultural resource serving the Art Department, the University, Southern Maine, and the Northeast. Learn more about USM Art Galleries Gorham and Portland.

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An image of seven pieces of art in a 3 x 3 grid with the outlier on the bottom left. On the bottom right is written "Pulped Under Pressure".

Pulped Under Pressure

Our Fall 2022 Exhibition, focusing on papermaking as an artform with a purpose.
An image of a folded piece of paper with red and blue colors on it. A key is cut out of it on the left; at right, a white outline of a flying bird.

Hidden Stories

Read about our Spring exhibition, featuring artists Kate Cheney Chappell and Annie Lee-Zimerle.

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A woman braids synthetic hair at a desk. The woman has long hair and is wearing a green facemask.

Sneak Peek: Our 2023 Artist-in-Residence

Read more about artist Veronica A. Perez's engagement with USM
A horizontal image segmented into six spaces, each with an image of a work by a member of the 2022 BFA cohort at USM. The top left is a sculpture of multiple wmoan's faces, top middle is a ceramic bowl with a skull, top right is a cat with an astronaut helmet, bottom left is a portrait of a woman staring directly at the viewer, bottom middle is a pink dress in mid air, and bottom right is a landmark as seen through the lower half of someone's legs and boots.

2022 BFA/BA Exhibition

Learn more about the 2022 BFA exhibition.

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"Pulped Under Pressure" Virtual Curatorial Lecture

Watch the recording of our virtual curatorial lecture with artist-curators Reni Gower and Melissa H. Potter.
A gallery with white walls and a wooden floor. Many painted canvases hang on the walls.

2023 Juried Student Exhibition

Our 2023 Juried Exhibition is just around the corner! Check here for updates on the show and how to submit.

Artist-in-Residence Amy Stacey Curtis's Lecture

USM's 2022 Artist-in-Residence Amy Stacey Curtis discusses her artistic practice and her project with USM, titled, "The Color of Memory."

Call/Response Opening Lecture

Watch artists Hannah Barnes and Susan Klein discuss their work at the opening to their Call/Response Exhibition.

News

Events

Nov
28
Mon

Pulped Under Pressure

8:00 AM, Portland campus, Glickman Library, 7th Floor Great Reading Room
Nov
29
Tue

Pulped Under Pressure

8:00 AM, Portland campus, Glickman Library, 7th Floor Great Reading Room
Nov
29
Tue

Pulped Under Pressure

11:00 AM, Gorham campus, Art Gallery, 5 University Way, Gorham, ME
Nov
30
Wed

Pulped Under Pressure

8:00 AM, Portland campus, Glickman Library, 7th Floor Great Reading Room
Nov
30
Wed

Pulped Under Pressure

1:00 PM, Gorham campus, Art Gallery, 5 University Way, Gorham, ME