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Historical Items

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Item 22438

Walker Art Building, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1910 Location: Brunswick Media: Glass Negative

Item 54917

Art class at Good Will, Fairfield, ca. 1965

Contributed by: L.C. Bates Museum / Good Will-Hinckley Homes Date: circa 1965 Location: Fairfield Media: Photographic print

Item 98553

Commonwealth Art Colony students, Boothbay Harbor, August 5, 1915

Contributed by: Boothbay Region Historical Society Date: 1915-08-05 Location: Boothbay Harbor Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 76259

95-107 Spring Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Portland Society of Art Style: Federal Use: Art Museum

Item 76260

95-107 Spring Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Portland Society of Art Style: Greek Revival Use: Art School

Item 38782

Assessor's Record, 530-534 Congress Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: John Porteous Use: Store Building

Exhibits

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Art of the People: Folk Art in Maine

For many different reasons people saved and carefully preserved the objects in this exhibit. Eventually, along with the memories they hold, the objects were passed to the Maine Historical Society. Object and memory, serve as a powerful way to explore history and to connect to the lives of people in the past.

Exhibit

Capturing Arts and Artists in the 1930s

Emmie Bailey Whitney of the Lewiston Journal Saturday Magazine and her husband, noted amateur photographer G. Herbert Whitney, captured in words and photographs the richness of Maine's arts scene during the Great Depression.

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A City Awakes: Arts and Artisans of Early 19th Century Portland

Portland's growth from 1786 to 1860 spawned a unique social and cultural environment and fostered artistic opportunity and creative expression in a broad range of the arts, which flowered with the increasing wealth and opportunity in the city.

Site Pages

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Hollingsworth Fine Arts

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Bowdoin College Museum of Art

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Aroostook Historical and Art Museum

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My Maine Stories

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Story

Scientist Turned Artist Making Art Out of Trash
by Ian Trask

Bowdoin College alum returns to midcoast Maine to make environmentally conscious artwork

Story

My Africa Book and living in Portland
by Titi de Baccarat

My art is about being an immigrant in the US, my pain, fear, uncertainty, and hope for my future

Story

The Journey Home
by Gina Brooks

I am a Maliseet artist from the St. Mary’s First Nation, my work is about our connection to the land