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Stories of the Land and Its People: An Arts-Integrated School Initiative for Midcoast Maine

May 15, 2016 – November 6, 2016

Exhibition Dates

May 15, 2016 – November 6, 2016


Now in its fifth year, Stories is a partnership between the Farnsworth Art Museum and six local schools: Appleton, Hope, Lincolnville, Islesboro, Rockland South School, and Rockland District Middle School. Art instruction and art appreciation are introduced into the teachers’ lessons, and more than 300 elementary and middle school students are taking their own photographs in their communities and classrooms under the guidance of their teachers, museum educators, and mentor artists. The students’ creations will also be on display over the summer in Julia’s Gallery at the corner of Union Street and Elm Street through August 28 on Thursdays through Sundays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.(Julia’s is not handicapped accessible), and in the Farnsworth’s main building on Main Street through Sunday, October 30.

Stories of the Land and Its People is generously supported by the Arthur K. Watson Charitable Trust, Bank of America Charitable Foundation, Peter McSpadden, Chichester du Pont Foundation, Jane’s Trust, Joyce Tenneson, Alexander Tenneson Cohen and James Abbott, The Mattina R. Proctor Foundation, Nellie Leaman Taft Foundation, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Campbell, Seth Sprague Educational and Charitable Foundation, Virginia Wellington Cabot Foundation, CEI Capital Management LLC (supporting Stories expansion over seven years), two anonymous donors, and in-kind support provided by Partners for Enrichment.