Stories about "Museum L-A"
Associate Professor of Theater Christine McDowell’s has curated Museum L-A 's shoe exhibition.Museum L-A’s gallery is filled to the brim with shoes for its newest exhibit “Footwear: From Function to Fashion.” The exhibit explores the whimsy and artfulness that shoe designs have played with for decades to acknowledge that shoes, while primarily used as an often-forgotten functional item, can be masterpieces in their own right. A certain focus is placed on the extensive history of the shoe industry in Auburn, once the fifth largest producer of footwear in the country, through a timeline representing the ebb and flow of the local companies historically making shoes in our community. This exhibit is Museum L-A’s next step in the progression of telling this industry’s story – this time focusing on the product that was being created by the millions right in our little corner of Maine while also creating an opportunity to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the City of Auburn, 1869-2019.
Q&A: Christine McDowell unpacks her shoes

Thursday, October 10, 2019 2:00 pm

In her written greeting to visitors entering an exhibition in Lewiston, Bates theater professor Christine McDowell bares her sole.

Campus Construction Update: Aug. 26, 2016

Friday, August 26, 2016 11:42 am

Produced in collaboration with Museum L-A, wall art in Bates College's new student residences honors Lewiston history and creativity.

Food, Culture, and Performance

Tuesday, July 1, 2008 3:41 pm

Myron Beasley, visiting assistant professor of American cultural studies and African American studies, consults with Rob Munro ’08 and Lilian Rossow-Greenberg '09 prior to a "performative meal" presented in the Bates Mill.

Community Fabric

Tuesday, July 1, 2008 10:39 am

The Harward Center and a fledgling Lewiston museum weave a working partnership.

With college's support, Museum L-A opens Portraits and Voices exhibition

Friday, August 10, 2007 8:59 am

Museum L-A, an institution presenting the story of work and community in Lewiston-Auburn, opens the exhibition Portraits and Voices: Workers of Seven Mills at 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, in the Bates Mill Complex.