Attractions Category: Western Lakes & Mountains
The Bates College Museum of Art’s education program is focused on curricular involvement with both the College and surrounding communities. Through programs like the Thousand Words Project, which uses exhibitions and collections to teach writing skills and visual literacy, the museum serves as a tool for educators and students.
Whenever possible, outreach programs include a service-learning component to capitalize on the expertise of Bates students. In this way, service to the Bates community and outreach beyond campus are combined seamlessly. The museum now reaches every middle school student in its surrounding communities of Lewiston and Auburn, the second largest population center in Maine.