Support Maine’s Cultural Community

March 23, 2020   Dear Friends and Supporters of Maine's Cultural Community, Like all parts of American society, Maine's museums, libraries, and arts organization are mobilizing to respond to the coronavirus. We are working to keep our patrons, staff, and community safe; creating innovative ways to entertain, serve, and keep you connected; and doing our [...]

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Panel Discussion: “The History and Impact of Immigration in Maine” Free, panel discussion lecture before Gabriela Montero

When we talk about immigration to Maine, we start with white settler-colonialism. What has been the impact of immigration on Maine’s land and people from the first French explorers in 1604 to the present? What are the drivers of recent immigration movements, and how does each new wave shift Maine’s economy and culture? What specific [...]

By | September 24th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Pre-Performance Lecture: “The Legacy and Songs of the Shakers” Free, public lecture before Boston Camerata

Brother Arnold, one of only three remaining Shakers all based in Sabbathday Lake, Maine, shares the history and context of the seven Shaker songs included in the Boston Camerata’s performance. Through his personal experience and history, Brother Arnold breathes life into the stories of each song. ABOUT BROTHER ARNOLD Brother Arnold joined the Shaker Community [...]

By | August 12th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Public Lecture: “The Gospel in Gospel Music” Free, public lecture following "The Freedom Walk"

Why did enslaved Africans sing with so much emotion and spirit? As a form of resistance to captivity, enslavement, and oppression. Gospel music was the safest way to express the pains and hopes of enslaved Africans in the United States. Reverend Kenneth L. Lewis will discuss what makes Gospel Music Gospel Music, as well as [...]

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The Freedom Walk

To welcome Kingdom Choir and better understand their musical selections, presentation, and history join us for a walk along Portland’s Freedom Trail lead by artist Daniel Minter, Reverend Kenneth Lewis, Alain Nahimana, and Portland City Councilors(s) Jill C. Duson & Pious Ali, concluding with an engaging talk by Reverend Lewis. What is the “gospel” in gospel [...]

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