Upcoming Exhibitions


Ian Trask, Young Belichick, Film slide collage

Point of View: Ian Trask's Strange Histories
January 20 - February 24, 2022

Ian Trask is a Brunswick, Maine-based artist whose practice often transforms the stuff of everyday life into poetic visual inquiries into the workaday materials and assumptions of daily life in America.


In 2012, Artist Ian Trask was gifted a trove of film slides from the art-pop family band, the Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players. Suddenly in possession of thousands of film slides, Trask began layering the images frozen in gemlike color film, producing photocollages that are by turns poignant, funny, disorienting, and joyful. For his 2018 book Strange Histories: A Bizarre Collaboration, Trask invited his community to respond to these collages in writing, creating a dialogue between word and image that his exhibition at UMA continues. 

A curated selection of Ian Trask's Strange Histories collages will exist, in the Danforth Gallery, in dialogue with responsive writings from UMA's community, inviting viewers to become writers, to become narrators of newly invented, even strange, histories.

Séan Alonzo Harris
March 3 - March 31, 2022
Refraction - Mac.jpg
UMA Student Art Exhibition
April 9 - April 29, 2022
Reception: Saturday, April 9, 2022, 1 - 3 p.m.

Artwork drop-off for jurying: April 1 and April 4, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Jurying: April 5
Artwork pick-up for works not included: April 6, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

This annual juried exhibition of works by students enrolled in Art classes at UMA allows an inspiring window into the creativity and dedication of UMA's Art students.

To submit works, please drop them off in the Danforth Gallery in Jewett Hall on Friday, April 1 or Monday, April 4 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Please also complete this Google Form for each work you submit. Plan to pick up any works not selected for the show April 6 between 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Image: Mac, "Refraction," 24 x 18 inches, Pen and Ink. Included in the 2019 - 2021 Virtual Student Art Exhibition

2022 UMA Senior Thesis Exhibition
May 7 - May 26, 2022

Graduating UMA Art majors exhibit their thesis work in this highly anticipated yearly exhibition.