USM Art Galleries Gorham and Portland


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Maine Public Radio features Macon Reed’s "Eulogy for the Dyke Bar" at USM

Wendy Chapkis, USM Professor Women & Gender Studies, was featured on Maine Things Considered, discussing her oral history project "Querying the Past" and collaboration with USM's fall visiting artist Macon Reed.
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USM Artist-in-Residence Daniel Minter teaches us how to move forward through art and community engagement

Painter, author and illustrator Daniel Minter is USM's Artist-in-Residence this fall. His powerful exhibition “OTHERED, Displaced from Malaga” at the USM Art Gallery on the Gorham Campus has had a profound impact for students and others, and has received positive press attention.
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Portland Press Herald praises Daniel Minter’s "OTHERED: Displaced from Malaga" exhibition at USM Galleries

In the Portland Press Herald, art historian Dan Kany reviewed the current Daniel Minter exhibition at USM Art Gallery in Gorham and states it is "a show that should not be missed."
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Community storytelling with Visiting Artist Macon Reed at "Eulogy For The Dyke Bar"

The USM Art Department and Galleries and USM Women and Gender Studies Program invite you to an evening of local storytelling Thursday, November 15, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m at the AREA Gallery, Woodbury Campus Center, on the Portland Campus. Visiting Artist Macon Reed will be on campus for a reception “at the bar,” her current installation “Eulogy For The Dyke Bar” in the AREA Gallery, for an artist talk followed by local storytelling.
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USM Artist-in-Residence Daniel Minter moderates Malaga Island panel

On Thursday, October 18, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., join the University of Southern Maine Art Galleries for a Malaga Island Panel Discussion moderated by USM Artist-in-Residence Daniel Minter as part of his exhibition OTHERED: Displaced from Malaga.
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Visual storyteller and USM artist-in-residence Daniel Minter tells the complex and haunting story of the forced evictions from Malaga Island

USM Art Galleries hosts the opening reception for Artist-in-Residence Daniel Minter’s exhibition “OTHERED, Displaced from Malaga” on Thursday October 4, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., including a gallery talk (6:15 p.m.) with the artist at the USM Art Gallery, 5 University Way, on the Gorham Campus.
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USM events to share voices of Maine’s LGBTQ community as historic anniversary approaches

USM's Women and Gender Studies Program is collaborating with the USM Art Galleries and the Jean Byers Sampson Center for Diversity in Maine on events starting in September in Portland which shine a light on the institution of the gay bar. The events are all connected to the "Querying the Past: LGBTQ Maine Oral History Project,” which aims to preserve the voices and stories of Maine's LGBTQ community.
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USM Art Department and Galleries announce Fall 2018 exhibitions, lectures and events

This fall, the USM Art Galleries present two fascinating and visually rich installations of contemporary art on social themes that are collaboratively grounded in USM faculty research. The season opens with Brooklyn-based Visiting Artist Macon Reed at the AREA Gallery in Portland. Save the dates for these exhibitions, lectures and events on both the Portland and Gorham campuses.
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USM receives $1 million gift to launch new Center for the Arts project

University of Southern Maine President Glenn Cummings announced a $1 million gift from a long-time friend of the university for the purpose of launching the new Center for the Arts project on the Portland campus. The new Center for the Arts will help elevate awareness of USM’s superb reputation in music, theater and the visual arts.
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USM Art Gallery Presents 2018 Student Juried Exhibition and BFA Exhibition

On Thursday, March 22, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., the University of Southern Maine Art Department and Galleries present the Opening Reception of the USM Student Juried Exhibition at the USM Art Gallery in Gorham. The exhibition, currently running March 9 - April 1, features the artwork of USM students, whether or not they have chosen to pursue a degree in art. Each year, local jurors review the student submissions and select roughly 40 pieces for display. T