USM Art Galleries Gorham and Portland

The Color of Memory

The Color of Memory

an exhibition by USM artist-in-residence Amy Stacey Curtis
22 Foster Street, Westbrook, Maine
March 26 – April 22, 2022

A photograph of an artist installation. One side is all orange painted objects, including an orange dolley, file cabinet, paint cans, and egg cartons. The right hand side is all yellow paper-cut to resemble feathers on a wall.


This immersive interactive collaborative installation is the culmination of artist-in-residence Amy Stacey Curtis's time with USM. In this vast, participatory artwork, the artist created nine "houses." Each house is a different color, with the items inside and out all adhering to the same monochromatic scheme. Participants are invited to write in the book and record the memory that the house’s color evokes for them.

This immersive interactive collaborative installation is open every day from 10 am to 5 pm. Wheelchair accessible. Ages seven and up are welcome. Those 7–16 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Street parking suggested. Contact the artist at with questions.

Are you interested in being a volunteer for this exhibition? We are accepting docent applications. Learn more here.