Arts in Education Program - Films

Learn more about the Farnsworth Art Museum's Arts in Education Program.  These films document our mission to engage students, teachers, and artists in meaningful, arts-learning strategies.  Hear from our school partners as they share their experience, follow a guided tour of student work, join us for a student exhibition opening, and more!


Stories of the Land and Its People - Exhibition Tour, 2017 (5 min.)

Join Arts in Education Program Manager, Andrea Curtis, on a tour of the sixth Stories of the Land and Its People exhibition at the Farnsworth Art Museum.  Students explored Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) in their year-long arts-integrated projects.

Student artwork from this program was displayed at the Farnsworth Art Museum (May 21, 2017 - September 10, 2017).  

Stories of the Land and Its People - Exhibition Opening Event, 2017 (5 min.)

View highlights from the sixth Stories of the Land and Its People exhibition opening at the Farnsworth Art Museum. A red carpet is rolled out (literally!) to welcome student participants, teachers, and their guests to celebrate a year's worth of arts-integration. Student artwork from this program is displayed at the Farnsworth Art Museum (May 21, 2017 - September 10, 2017).  

Arts in Education Program - Overview (Complete), 2017 (5 min)

Farnsworth Art Museum Education Director, Vas Prabhu, and Arts in Education Program Manager, Andrea Curtis, share an overview of the Arts in Education Program at the Farnsworth Art Museum. Inspired by research in the field and through a team-teaching approach, museum educators, teachers, and artists partner together to develop in-depth, inquiry-based, arts-integrated learning experiences for students in local public schools.  

Arts in Education Program - Overview (Short), 2017 (3 min.)

Explore the components of the Farnsworth Art Museum's Arts in Education Program in this short overview of our multi-visit and educator professional development programs. 

Stories of the Land and Its People - Exhibition Gallery Tour, 2016 (4 min.)

Take a stroll through Julia's Gallery with Arts in Education Program Manager, Andrea Curtis. Andrea walks us through the 2016 Stories of the Land and Its People exhibition with a behind-the-scenes look at artwork created by 4th and 7th grade students.

Stories of the Land and Its People - Student Interviews, 2015 (9 min.)

This film follows the first class of fourth grade students in the Stories program. Now in seventh grade, these students reflect on their experience. 

Stories of the Land and Its People - Teacher Interviews, 2014 (11 min.)

Listen to teachers as they share the benefits of integrating the arts into their classroom in partnership with the Farnsworth Art Museum. Director of Education, Roger Dell, and Arts in Education Program Manager, Andrea Curtis highlight the pedagogy behind this program. Experiential learning, creativity, curiosity, imagination, and art-making are just a few key elements to this approach.  

Stories of the Land and Its People - The Film, 2012 (31 min.)

Student filmmakers in the Farnsworth Art Museum's Julia's Gallery Program for Young Artists partner with Director Nicole Marie Fuller to document the first year of the Stories of the Land and Its People program. Students follow Stories Program Manager, Andrea Curtis, as she introduces this yearlong arts-integrated partnership to four Midcoast Maine public schools --building the foundation for today's Arts in Education Program.  

Stories of the Land and Its People - The Film, Trailer, 2012 (3:23 min.)

This trailer highlights the student-made documentary Stories of the Land and Its People: The Film. In this film, students follow the journey of the first year of the Farnsworth Art Museum's Stories of the Land and Its People: A Yearlong Arts-integrated Program.