Opening Ceremony for Stories of the Land and Its People 2018
May 20, 2018 @ 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, a year-long arts-integration program featuring the work of 162 elementary and middle school students.
Stories of the Land and Its People is a dynamic exhibition with art created by 4th and 7th grade students who used the art experience to study a variety of subjects including Maine studies, science, environment, poetry, geography, and more! The exhibition includes interactive stations, digital work and touchable items created for visitors to enjoy. The museum provides this arts in education program free of charge to Midcoast Maine schools. It is led by Farnsworth museum educators in collaboration with teaching artists, classroom teachers and the students and is inspired by local fieldwork and the latest research from Harvard University’s Project Zero and Lincoln Center Education in New York.
This student exhibition is a small sample of artwork created by 162 elementary and middle school students who took part in the 2017-2018 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 2017-2018 School Year: Arison Arts Foundation, Van Otterloo Family Foundation, Anonimo Foundation, Nellie Leaman Taft Foundation, Dead River Company, Bank of America Charitable Foundation, *Maine Arts Commission, Anneli Skaar, and an Anonymous Donor.
*An independent state agency funded by the National Endowment for the Arts
This program is free and open to the public.
Schedule of Events:
The Strand Theatre
Red carpet entrance begins at 12:40 p.m.
Exhibition Opening and Reception
Farnsworth Art Museum
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Student Readings, Farnsworth Library