Art does not provide us with answers, rather it is meant to elicit responses.

By developing different models of artistic practice, by learning to work in multiple areas of the arts, including traditional and new media, by expressing your ideas visually and by learning to problem-solve, collaborate and think critically, you will be uniquely ready to respond to the needs of the future and, as an artist, contribute to new and evolving economic and social realities.

Ted ClossonI began at UMA with a desire to complete a degree in the arts, but my experience expanded with a sense of community toward peers, faculty, and administration. Through UMA I discovered who I was and who I wanted to be, as a student, as a professional, and as a citizen.

— Ted Closson, ‘09

UMA Art students are afforded the freedom and support to evolve their own creative potential. Students complete the art foundations, and then have the opportunity to progress into an area of interest.

  • Art History
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing
  • Electronic Arts
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture

The Charles Danforth Gallery

The Charles Danforth Gallery’s mission is to function as a living classroom and to serve as the primary space for exhibiting contemporary art at the University of Maine at Augusta, as well as the central Maine community at large. The Charles Dana Danforth Gallery, which displays numerous art exhibits throughout the year, is located in Jewett Hall on the UMA Augusta Campus.

  • Sculptures are displayed on pedestals in the inner section of the gallery, and various works of art are hung around the gallery walls.
    The 2018 UMA Art Student Thesis Exhibition, "Let's Face It," on display in the Danforth Gallery.