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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.

Day in Marseillan 2
Marseillan, France, 2009
Archival Digital Print
Acquired thanks to the generosity of
Leonard and Judy Glickman Lauder

(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 8, 2021.

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

This omnibus exhibit features recently collected photographic works selected by Stephen Halpert, Curator of Photography and steward of the Stephen K. Halpert Photography Collection at UNE. Established in 2016 through the generosity of Judy Glickman Lauder and Leonard Lauder, this permanent collection places UNE at the forefront of academic gallery collecting in the region, in the discipline of photography.

Extending from work that is documentary in nature to carefully-composed tableaux, the work in the Stephen K. Halpert Photography Collection demonstrates a sensitivity to both place and narrative. Maine—Portland, in particular—exists as both subject matter and formal starting place, providing an anchor for work that ranges as far as Somalia, Togo, England, Spain, and Vietnam. Halpert’s finely-calibrated sense of composition and movement allows the work in this exhibition to form an unfolding narrative that speaks to the human condition. Introspective and noisy, dynamic and tranquil, these photos serve as a reminder that we all inhabit the same spaces with individual rhythms and perspectives. UNE is grateful to Judy Glickman Lauder and Leonard Lauder for their gift, and to Stephen Halpert for his vision.

The gallery is located toward the back of the UNE campus at 716 Stevens Ave, Portland, ME 04103. Please contact Hilary at with questions or for appointments. Please mask regardless of vaccination status.

Works in this exhibit acquired through the generosity of Judy Glickman Lauder, via the Stephen K. Halpert endowment.