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Opening Celebration for Stories of the Land and Its People

May 19, 2019 @ 1:00 pm 5:00 pm

The public is invited to attend the opening celebration of the Farnsworth Art Museum’s Stories of the Land and Its People exhibition.

Stories of the Land and Its People is a yearlong arts-integration initiative in which the Farnsworth Art Museum facilitates in-depth partnerships with local schools, artists, and community members to connect the arts to curricular learning standards.  This program explores student and teacher curiosity through art, inquiry, creativity, and interactive learning experiences.  Stories provides professional development opportunities for teachers and artists, free online resources for all educators, private arts-integration consultations, and various multi-visit arts-integration programs led by the Arts in Education Program Manager.

The Stories 2019 Exhibition celebrates the work created by over 155 elementary and middle school students and teachers who took part in the 2018-2019 Stories program.

The Arts in Education Program at the Farnsworth Art Museum thanks the generosity of the following organizations and individuals for their support of the program in the 2018-2019 school year:

CCM Community Development LLC; Van Otterloo Family Foundation; Edith R. Dixon; Anonimo Foundation; Charles E. Erb Foundation; Gail Catharine and John Bertuzzi; John W. Rosenblum; Holly and Nick Ruffin; Arison Arts Foundation; Mattina R. Proctor Foundation; Northlight Foundation; Bank of America Charitable Foundation; Cornelia Cogswell Rossi Foundation Inc.; Daniel and Cynthia Edelman; Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts; Edward Page Crane Fund of the Maine Community Foundation; Leonard Kizner and Jeffrey Tucker; The Connie Hayes Face Time Project / Dowling Walsh Gallery; Anneli Skaar; Michaela and Jeffrey Colquhon / Cedar Street Fund; James Richardson; Laura Waller; and other generous donors.

Program Schedule:

Opening Ceremony and Student Performances, 1-2 p.m., Strand Theatre

Red carpet entrance begins at 12:40 p.m.

Exhibition Opening and Reception, 2-5 p.m., Farnsworth Art Museum

Student Readings begin in the Farnsworth Library at 2:30 p.m.

This event is free and open to the public.