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The Lives of the Jewelers

Reception for The Lives of the Jewelers

July 1, 2022

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Portland Campus Art Gallery

Curated by Maria Wolff & Hilary Irons July 1-October 9, 2022  Join us for an opening reception on Friday, July 1, 4 to 7 p.m. From the forms of the region’s plants and animals to global social and cultural histories, inspirations abound for Maine Jewelers, who use metals and other precious materials to embody their […]

Hands to Work: Women, Craft, and Radical Experiment

Co-curated by Scout Curtin June 15-September 23, 2022 Examining the ways in which traditional women’s work and home economics are subverted, challenged, and celebrated by the visual artist, this exhibit, co-curated by New York painter Scout Curtin, will also look at the history of the region including the former Shaker village in Alfred, Maine and […]

Sensing Place

Curated by Anna Queen and Justine Kablack February 18-June 12, 2022 This exhibit features contemporary sculpture and photography, thinking about the idea of the body’s response to physical space. An informal open house, free and open to the public, will be held Friday, February 18, from 12 to 7pm. An opening reception will be held […]

Bright Horizon: UNE North and North Atlantic Region Artists

January 21-June 3, 2022 Featuring work by artists from across the North Atlantic Region and writing from our community, this exhibit highlights a cross-section of artwork and voices from the region. Featuring the artwork of Diana Furukawa, Ingunn Milla Joergensen, Alice Jones, and Adele McFarlane Wile, the paintings, photography, and text in Bright Horizon will […]

Home Fires: Incarceration & Children

Home Fires: Incarceration & Children

November 3, 2021

6:00 pm

Online

Join us for a special event in conjunction with “Home Fires: Freedom & Captivity” Wednesday evening! UNE Art Galleries present: “Home Fires: Incarceration & Children”, a remote conversation with Jan Collins, M.Ed., Assistant Director of Maine Prisoner Advocacy Coalition. November 3, 2021, at 6pm. Zoom broadcast with Q&A: une.zoom.us/j/92287556047 Free and open to the public. […]

Alphabet City: Art, Culture, and Letterforms

Alphabet City: Art, Culture, and Letterforms

October 8, 2021 - January 7, 2022

Biddeford Campus Art Gallery

Kifah Abdulla, Mark Jamra, and Neil Patel October 8, 2021-January 7, 2022 Painter Kifah Abdulla’s work merges Modernist abstraction with Arabic calligraphy, bringing script into a place of intense visual expression. Originally from Baghdad, Iraq, Abdulla is a Maine-based painter, poet, and educator. The design collaborations of Mark Jamra and Neil Patel, of the Portland-based design […]

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” […]

Stephen K. Halpert Photography Collection exhibit

The Permanent Photography Collection: Recent Acquisitions in the Stephen K. Halpert Photography Collection at UNE

July 23, 2021

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Portland Campus Art Gallery

“The Permanent Photography Collection: Recent Acquisitions in the Stephen K. Halpert Photography Collection at UNE” opens July 23 at the UNE Art Gallery, Portland Campus. This omnibus exhibit will feature approximately 70 recently collected photographic works selected by Stephen Halpert, Curator of Photography, and steward of the Stephen K. Halpert Photography Collection at UNE. VISITORS WELCOME! Please […]

Cut With the Kitchen Knife

Cut With the Kitchen Knife

October 16, 2020 - January 18, 2021

Biddeford Campus Art Gallery

Cecilia Ackerman and Devon Kelley-Yurdin Referring simultaneously to nature, science, society, and transcendence, the artworks of Cecilia Ackerman and Devon Kelley-Yurdin use precise, intricate material construction to explore themes of change, embodiment, and connection. The exhibition’s title refers to Hanna Höch’s groundbreaking Dadaist photomontage of the same name, made in 1920 in the midst of extreme […]

Virtual gallery tours

The coronavirus pandemic has necessitated the closing of theaters, cafes, clubs, bookstores, libraries, performance spaces, art galleries, and other gathering places across the U.S. and around the world, bringing much of our cultural life to a screeching halt. It has sparked endless debate over what activities are deemed essential to a functioning society.  To gallery […]