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.
The panel includes two USM faculty as well as guest speakers discussing their Malaga Island research and projects, and will take place at 10 Bailey Hall, on the USM Gorham Campus followed by a reception at the Art Gallery.
Myron Beasley, Associate Professor of American Studies, Bates College
Kate McBrien, Director of Public Engagement and Chief Curator, Maine Historical Society
Kate McMahon, Researcher and Exhibition Development Specialist, National Museum of African American History and Culture
Nate Hamilton, USM Associate Professor of Archeology
Malaga Island is a small island on the coast of Maine that in 1912 the State purchased, ordered the mixed-race fishing community to leave, removed the buildings and exhumed the cemetery.
USM Artist-in-Residence Daniel Minter, known for his visual storytelling, recalls this complex story with paintings, assemblage, and a small house in the gallery filled with historical photographs and archeological artifacts relaying a sense of place, loss, emptiness, and wholeness.
Exhibition dates: October 4 to December 9, USM Art Gallery, Gorham Campus
Gallery hours: Wednesday and Thursday: Noon - 6:00 p.m., Friday - Sunday: Noon - 4:00 p.m.
The USM 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.