May 21, 2017 – September 10, 2017
May 21, 2017 – September 10, 2017Exhibitions are free with admission.
This student exhibition highlights just some of the work created by 250 elementary, middle, and high-school students who took part in the Stories of the Land and Its People program. The Farnsworth collaborated with thirteen classrooms in six public schools in Appleton, Camden-Rockport, Hope, Lincolnville, Rockland, and Waldoboro. Throughout the academic year, museum educators, artists, and classroom teachers collaborated to provide arts-learning experiences in the classroom, on field trips in the community, and at the museum. Now in its sixth year, this collaborative arts-integration approach supports the core curriculum requirements mandated by the State of Maine.
The 2016–2017 Stories of the Land and Its People and multi-visit learning unit projects of the Arts in Education Program, along with their exhibitions and presentations, are generously supported by the Arthur K. Watson Charitable Trust; New Markets Tax Credits Community Benefit Agreement; Seth Sprague Educational and Charitable Foundation; Chichester duPont Foundation; Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts; Virginia Wellington Cabot Foundation; Peter McSpadden; an anonymous contributor; other donors; and in-kind support provided by Partners for Enrichment.