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Sights & Sounds of Other Realms

Sights & Sounds of Other Realms

October 29, 2022

3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Portland Campus Art Gallery & Ludke Auditorium

Join us for a free photography exhibit & band concert featuring photographer Michael Kolster’s exhibition “Home & Other Realms” as well as music by the Southern Maine New Horizon’s Band directed by Nina Anderson. Pre-Registration is required. Information on parking and other instructions will be sent by email. SIGHTS: This two‐part exhibition highlights the recent […]

River to the Sea: UNE Faculty Exhibition

River to the Sea Opening

October 14, 2022

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Ketchum Library Art Gallery

This exhibition will feature work by UNE visual arts faculty, using the narrative framework of water rights and water access in the State of Maine, and highlighting the individual studio work of faculty in all of its complexity. Opening Reception Friday, October 14 from 4 – 6 p.m. in the Ketchum Art Gallery in the […]

Lives of the Jewelers Artists’ Talks and Closing Reception

Lives of the Jewelers Artists' Talks

October 7, 2022

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Portland Campus Art Gallery

UNE Art Gallery in Portland, Maine will host an artist talk and closing reception, in conjunction with “The Lives of the Jewelers”, up through October 9th at the UNE Art Gallery in Portland. Several artists in the exhibit, including Ebenezer Akakpo, Aminata Conteh, Naomi Grace McNeill, and Sharon Portelance, will discuss their practices. Refreshments will be served; […]

Home Fires

Home Fires Opening Reception

October 22, 2021

3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Portland Campus Art Gallery

Home Fires October 22, 2021-January 23, 2022 Part of the statewide exhibition partnership “Freedom and Captivity,” “Home Fires” centers the narrative of the families and loved ones of incarcerated people. The experience of having a family member, loved one, or friend who has been through the carceral system, or having family history that involves incarceration, […]

String Revolution: Textile and Visual Artifact

String Revolution: Textile and Visual Artifact

May 21, 2021 - September 24, 2021

Biddeford Campus Art Gallery

Co-curated by Elizabeth DeWolfe and Hilary Irons “So powerful, in fact, is simple string in taming the world to human will and ingenuity that I suspect it to be the unseen weapon that allowed the human race to conquer the earth.” Elizabeth Wayland Barber, Women’s Work: The First 20,000 Years “String Revolution: Textile and Visual Artifact” […]

Sculpting the Virtual Future

Sculpting the Virtual Future

June 3, 2021

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Online Event

Join the UNE Art Galleries and the Indigo Alliance online for an artist talk with Firefly the Hybrid, of Decontie & Brown. Firefly’s new short film “Digital Triptych”, is currently on view as part of the exhibition “Speculative Histories & Material Culture” at the UNE Art Gallery, Portland Campus. Looking at the inevitable transition to […]

UNE Art Gallery Presents: Studiolab

Studiolab is an ongoing series of remote studio visits hosted by the UNE Art Gallery.  We highlight the studio practices of artists in our community, whose interdisciplinary work intersects with the sciences and other field. KIFAH ABDULLA Our new video features Maine-based artist, poet, and activist Kifah Abdulla. Kifah’s practice spans several media, and uses […]

Speculative Histories Feature

The current Portland Campus Art Gallery exhibit, Speculative Histories, was recently featured by Portland Press Herald staff writer Bob Keys in the To Do section. Keys interviews Gallery Director Hilary Irons and emphasizes her efforts to make the exhibit accessible remotely via Zoom tours, available through June 13. Read the article.

Speculative Histories & Material Culture

Speculative Histories & Material Culture

March 19, 2021 - June 13, 2021

Portland Campus Art Gallery

Featuring historical African masks from the collection of Oscar Mokeme in juxtaposition with site-specific installation by Asata Radcliffe. Radcliffe is an artist, writer, and filmmaker with a focus on participatory, history-based installations which emphasize science fiction, and a speculative approach to the African diasporic and Indigenous experience. Her installation (created in collaboration with other Maine […]

Persephone in the Late Anthropocene

Persephone in the Late Anthropocene

January 29, 2021 - May 14, 2021

Biddeford Campus Art Gallery

Curated by Megan Grumbling and Jenna Crowder Persephone in the Late Anthropocene is a response by three visual artists to a poetry volume of the same name by Megan Grumbling, which presents a sequel to the Persephone myth and sets it in the age of climate crisis. Poet and artists reflect on the imagery and experience of climate crisis, […]