Arts in Education Program
Through observation, reflection, critique, and revision, our students work with museum educators, classroom teachers, and artists to create final works of art that connects to curricular standards.
Stories 2018 Exhibition Event
May 20, 2018
Stories of the land and its people 2018 Exhibition
Sunday, May 20, 2018
Opening Ceremony and Student Performances, 1-2pm, Strand Theatre
Red carpet entrance at 12:40pm
Exhibition Opening & Reception, 2-5pm, Farnsworth Art Museum
Student readings in the library at 2:30pm
This event is free and open to the public.
Student Exhibition 2017
May 21, 2017 - September 10, 2017
Stories of the Land and Its People - Exhibition 2017
Students in the 2016-2017 yearlong Stories of the Land and Its People program studied a range of topics, including environmental studies, biology, community, sustainability, natural science, engineering, math, and poetry. The slideshow below highlights artwork presented by 250 midcoast Maine students at the Farnsworth Art Museum. Exhibition: May 21, 2017 - September 10, 2017. Program and exhibition designed by Arts in Education Program Manager, Andrea L. Curtis. Installation support by Jared Cowan, Robert Coburn, Kelsey Gibbs, Matthew Silverman, Scott Sell, and John Stewart.
Photos by Michael O'Neil.
Stories of the Land and Its People - Opening Reception
Over 350 students, parents, artists, and educators celebrated the Stories of the Land and Its People opening on May 21, 2017 at the Farnsworth Art Museum. Event highlights include the red carpet entrance for families, student musical performances with artist Scot Cannon, the teacher and artist appreciation ceremony at the Strand Theatre, a program film directed by Scott Sell, kid-friendly catering, student poetry readings in the museum library, and the unveiling of the student exhibition in the Crosman Gallery.
Photos by Michael O'Neil.
Stories of the Land and Its People - Exhibition 2016
During the 2015-2016 school year, 4th and 7th grade Mid-coast Maine students explored color, nutrient cycles, poetry, agriculture, town history, watersheds, crafters and more in their yearlong arts-integrated Stories projects. Through the medium of photography, students went out into their community to visually tell their story. Each class participated in studio sessions with a professional artist, practiced deep noticing in the museum galleries, were visited by museum educators in the classroom, and developed curricular connections to their projects. This slideshow represents some of this yearlong work. Program and exhibition designed by Arts in Education Program Manager, Andrea L. Curtis. Installation support by Jared Cowan, Matthew Smolinksy, Robert Coburn, Andrew White, Scott Sell, and Margaret Rizzio.
Photos by Kelsey Gibbs.