SUPPORTING AND PROMOTING
MAINE'S COLLECTING INSTITUTIONS

Events at Member Institutions

Umbrella Cover Museum, Peaks Island Curran Homestead and Living History Museum, Orrington Curran Homestead and Living History Museum, Orrington Hamilton House, South Berwick Union Historical Society 

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  • 06 May 2016 11:59 AM | Anonymous member

    Explore the beauty of Maine through the juxtaposition of art and natural history. This exhibition will join the flora and fauna of the surrounding area with an artistic definition of a field as an expansive space. Works in a variety of mediums from contemporary Maine artists depicting fields of land and color will be featured. 

    The L.C. Bates Museum is proud to announce its new exhibition Open Spaces: Reimagining Pastoral Maine, opening on May 6th 2016. The show, the result of a collaborative effort between the L.C. Bates Museum staff and two Colby College students, Francesca Soriano and Nora Hill, under the supervision of Professor Véronique Plesch, aims to explore the natural beauty of Maine’s fields and the flora and fauna that fill them. Defining fields as an expansive space, the exhibition seeks to combine scientific and artistic methods of looking at fields. Works in a variety of mediums from contemporary Maine artists will be featured. The exhibition gives visitors a broad perspective of how artists view and portray nature. 

    An opening reception for the exhibition will be held at the L.C. Bates Museum on May 6th from 5-7pm. Throughout the summer there will be various workshops with featured artists and visitors of all ages are encouraged to attend. The L.C. Bates Museum is located in Hinckley, Maine and welcomes visitors to explore Open Spaces: Reimagining Pastoral Maine as well as any objects on display from the Museum’s rich permanent collection.


  • 14 Apr 2016 6:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Join us for an Educator Evening on Thursday, April 14, 6:00-8:00pm. Enjoy refreshments, conversation, and networking with fellow educators while learning about current exhibitions, artworks and artists and how to incorporate them into your classroom teaching. Those attending will receive contact hours for certification. For more information, contact Matt Timme, Mirken Coordinator of Education and Public Programs, at mrtimme@colby.edu or visit https://www.colby.edu/museum/


  • 27 Mar 2016 9:30 AM | Anonymous member

    March 27, 2016


    9:30am to 2pm


    $5-$7 for breakfast; otherwise free

     

    Celebrate Maine Maple Sunday at the Washburn-Norlands Living History Center in Livermore. Experience a late winter ritual done the old-fashioned way. Enjoy a hearty breakfast in the historic farmer’s cottage with fresh hot pancakes and sausage drizzled in Norlands’ own maple syrup. Visit the Sap House to see boiling demonstrations and meet the working team of oxen. Journey back to 1853 in the District #7 one-room schoolhouse. The schoolmarm will be ready to teach you the basics reading, writing, and ‘rithmetic using materials of the time. It’s all in fun! Burn calories from breakfast by walking (or snowshoeing) along the tranquil fields and wooded carriage trails on 445 acres at this National Historic Site. Visit the gift shop for Norlands’ own maple syrup and other treats to take home.

     

    The only charge is $5 - $7 for breakfast; otherwise the event is free.  No reservations are necessary.  The Washburn-Norlands Living History Center is located at 290 Norlands Road in Livermore. 

     

    FMI: call 207-897-4366, email norlands@norlands.org, or visit www.norlands.org.

  • 16 Mar 2016 4:46 PM | Anonymous member

    Did you want to participate in the Cultural Emergency Resource Coalition's facilitated disaster planning program, but the timing just didn't work out for you? Consider applying for an NEH Preservation Assistance Grant for Smaller Institutions!

    Deadline: May 3, 2016 (for projects starting no sooner than January 2017)

    Amount: Up to $6,000 (no match required!)

    For this round NEH is particularly interested in projects that address disaster planning. If your organization is interested in hiring a consultant to help walk you through CERC's process for writing your own disaster plan, we can help you determine your needs, identify a consultant and develop a budget for a grant application.

    Eligibility: Applicants must 

    • care for and have custody of the humanities collections that are the focus of the application;
    • have at least one staff member or the full-time equivalent, whether paid or unpaid; and
    • make their collections open and available for the purpose of education, research, and/or public programming, as evidenced by the number of days on which the institution is open to the public, the capacity to support access and use, and the availability of staff for this purpose.

    For more information, see the program description:

    http://www.neh.gov/files/grants/pres-assist-grants-may-3-2016.pdf



  • 16 Mar 2016 9:17 AM | Anonymous member

    Exhibit Opening: Power of Flight: Visions of Birds in Inuit Art

    Lecture: "Supporting Art Across the Inuit Region: A Look at the Inuit Art Foundation"

    Alysa Procida, Executive Director, Inuit Art Foundation

    7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

    Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center, Bowdoin College

    Sponsored by The Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and Arctic Studies Center

    Exhibition funded by the Russell and Janet Doubleday Endowment

    Free and open to the public

    Call 207-725-3062 or visit bowdoin.edu/arctic-museum for more information



     

  • 10 Mar 2016 6:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Join us for an Educator Evening on Thursday, March 10, 6:00-8:00pm. Enjoy refreshments, conversation, and networking with fellow educators while learning about current exhibitions, artworks and artists and how to incorporate them into your classroom teaching. Those attending will receive contact hours for certification. For more information, contact Matt Timme, Mirken Coordinator of Education and Public Programs, at mrtimme@colby.edu or visit https://www.colby.edu/museum/


  • 11 Feb 2016 6:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Join us for an Educator Evening on Thursday, February 11, 6:00-8:00pm. Enjoy refreshments, conversation, and networking with fellow educators while learning about current exhibitions, artworks and artists and how to incorporate them into your classroom teaching. Those attending will receive contact hours for certification. For more information, contact Matt Timme, Mirken Coordinator of Education and Public Programs, at mrtimme@colby.edu or visit https://www.colby.edu/museum/


  • 11 Feb 2016 12:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Associate Professor Gary Green, curator of Turning Back, will discuss the work of Robert Adams and how it takes on the subjects of history, landscape, truth, beauty, and hope.

    For more information, contact Matt Timme, Mirken Coordinator of Education and Public Programs, at mrtimme@colby.edu or visit https://www.colby.edu/museum/


  • 06 Feb 2016 10:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Learn about prints and the variety of patterns they contain at the Museum, and then create valentine cards in the Mirken Education Center. 10:00am-12:00pm.

    For more information, contact Matt Timme, Mirken Coordinator of Education and Public Programs, at mrtimme@colby.edu or visit https://www.colby.edu/museum/ 



  • 05 Feb 2016 9:58 AM | Anonymous member

    The museum will be open for train rides during February school vacation week, Saturday, February 13th – Sunday, February 21st, 2016. We’ll be open from 9:30am-4:00pm with train rides on the hour from 10:00am-3:00pm

    We’re excited to share that Monson Steam Locomotive #3 will be running for the duration of the week.  Monson #3 will only be at the museum for a limited time this spring so if you want to see her in action, don’t delay!  Our steam volunteers will be on hand to provide an up-close look at the locomotive between runs.  Be sure to visit with the crew in the cab, before or after your ride, to ask questions. To add to the fun, we’ll be serving complimentary hot chocolate and cookies to passengers all week. Shake off the winter blues and join us for some family fun at the museum this February!

    Note – In case of mechanical issues, Diesel Engine #1 will be in operation in place of Monson Steam Locomotive #3. 


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