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Home Fires Opening

Home Fires Opening Reception

October 22, 2021

3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Portland Campus Art Gallery

The University of New England Art Gallery on the Portland Campus is pleased to present “Home Fires: Freedom & Captivity.” An opening reception, free and open to the public, will be held Friday, Oct. 22, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.  The exhibit runs through January 23.Part of the statewide exhibition partnership “Freedom and Captivity,” […]

Alphabet City: Art, Culture, and Letterforms

Alphabet City: Art, Culture, and Letterforms

October 8, 2021 - January 7, 2022

Biddeford Campus Art Gallery

Open to the Public in Biddeford, Now Through January 7 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 […]

Open House

Open House

September 25, 2021

12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Portland Campus Art Gallery

Please join us for an Open House on Saturday, September 25, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. at the UNE Art Gallery on the Portland Campus. (Rain date: Sunday, September 26) Beginning Thursday, September 9, Portland Campus gallery hours will be Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Current exhibition extended to October […]

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 […]

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, […]