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Category: Arts & Entertainment, Fine Arts, Sculpture

Historical Items

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Item 6645

Akers' Head of Sleeping Child, ca. 1861

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1861 Location: Westbrook Media: Earthenware, Clay

Item 18854

John Bundy Brown, Portland, ca. 1874

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1874 Location: Portland Media: Marble

Item 6168

Stephen A. Douglas Volk, Fryeburg, ca.1931

Contributed by: Fryeburg Historical Society Date: circa 1931 Location: Fryeburg Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Exhibit

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.

Lesson Plans

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Lesson Plan

Bicentennial Lesson Plan

Maine's Beneficial Bugs: Insect Sculpture Upcycle/ Recycle S.T.E.A.M Challenge

Grade Level: 3-5, 6-8 Content Area: Science & Engineering, Visual & Performing Arts
In honor of Earth Day (or any day), Students use recycled, reused, and upcycled materials to create a sculpture of a beneficial insect that lives in the state of Maine. Students use the Engineer Design Process to develop their ideas. Students use the elements and principles to analyze their prototypes and utilize interpersonal skills during peer feedback protocol to accept and give constructive feedback.