USM Art Galleries Gorham and Portland


Daniel Minter detail

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.
Pride Parade

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.
Art Gallery Gorham

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.
Architect's conceptual rendering of USM Center for the Arts

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.
Student Juried Exhibition opening

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

USM Art Department and Galleries present Beehive Design Collective exhibition, announce spring 2018 season

The University of Southern Maine's Art Department and Galleries will kick off their spring 2018 season of exhibitions and programs with "Cross Pollinating the Grassroots: Works of the Beehive Design Collective" at USM's AREA Gallery on the Portland campus on January 22.

Interactive show exploring memories opens Thursday at USM Art Gallery

The University of Southern Maine Art Gallery examines memories — where they come from and what ignites them — in a new alumni exhibit opening on Thursday, Jan. 25. It's titled, "Recollections: Stolen Dreams, Plundered Memories." An opening reception is scheduled for Feb. 1, from 6 to 8 p.m. with a talk scheduled for 6:30 p.m.
Artist Natasha Mayers hanging buoys

Artist Natasha Mayers hanging buoys in USM's Woodbury Campus Center

In all there are more than 75 different buoys, each painted in the flag of the participant's home: from the U.S. and Canada to Somalia and Israel.
Resonance & Memory at the USM Art Gallery

USM Art Department & Galleries present traveling exhibition ‘Resonance and Memory: The Essence of Landscape’ through Dec. 8

USM’s Art Department & Galleries celebrated the opening of the traveling group exhibition,“Resonance and Memory: The Essence of Landscape,” with a reception on October 5 at the USM Art Gallery in Gorham. The exhibition showcases reimagined landscapes with paintings, sculpture, digital drawings, photography and glass works by a group of eight artists. The exhibition runs through December 8.
Students at WWI exhibition opening

"Why We Fought" WWI exhibition opening reception celebrates student work, sparks timely discussion

On September 7, the USM Art Department & Galleries celebrated the exhibition opening reception of "Why We Fought: American WWI Posters and the Art of Persuasion" at the AREA Gallery in Portland.