May 18, 2014 - September 30, 2014
Craig Gallery and Julia's Gallery
Extended through September 30!
This exhibition features the work of 260 elementary and middle school students who took part in a project called Stories of the Land and Its People: An Arts-Integrated School Initiative for Midcoast Maine. Now in its third year, this project is a yearlong collaboration between the Farnsworth Art Museum and six public schools: Appleton, Hope, Lincolnville, Islesboro, Rockland’s South Elementary School, and Rockland District Middle School. The Farnsworth led art-making and art-learning experiences in the 4th-and-7th-grade classrooms, as well as provided multiple guided tours in the Farnsworth and other field trips throughout the academic year. A thirty-minute video about the Stories of the Land project made by local teen filmmakers is being continuously screened in the auditorium.
Stories of the Land was organized so that students could learn from their teachers (specialty and classroom), museum professionals, and mentor artists about how to use the arts—especially digital photography—in their studies of English Language Arts, History and Social Sciences and other disciplines. This arts-integration approach supports the core curriculum requirements mandated by the state of Maine.
Stories of the Land is generously supported by the Arthur K. Watson Charitable Trust, Jane’s Trust, Chichester duPont Foundation, Seth Sprague Education
and Charitable Foundation, Bank of America Charitable Foundation, Cascade Foundation, Barbara and Peter McSpadden, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Campbell,
and Mr. and Mrs. Louis Cabot, with in-kind support provided by Partners for Enrichment.