University of Maine Museum of Art
Founded in 1946 with grants from the Andrew Carnegie Foundation, the University of Maine Museum of Art was established with the goal of educating the public about the diverse histories and cultural meanings to be found in our visual culture. Consisting of more than 7,000 original works of art, highlights include works by Winslow Homer, Max Beckman, Francisco Goya, George Inness, Käthe Kollwitz, Pablo Picasso, and Louise Nevelson. In addition, the Museum offers a significant body of contemporary art, featuring works by Jim Dine, David Hockney, Kara Walker, Roy Lichtenstein, and Elizabeth Murray. The collection is particularly strong in American mid- and late-20th century works on paper. The Museum’s permanent collection celebrates the long heritage of Maine art and artists; including works by artists such as Berenice Abbott, Marsden Hartley, Winslow Homer, John Marin, Carl Sprinchorn, and Andrew Wyeth.
The University of Maine Museum of Art hosts an exciting annual calendar of exhibitions featuring contemporary artists and ideas, as well as programs such as The Vincent A. Hartgen Traveling Exhibit/Museums by Mail, a program created in 1946 to circulate art throughout the state, as well as art camps for children and non-credit educational opportunities for adults.
Hours: Monday-Saturday, 9 am - 5 pm
Giovanni Battista Piranesi
John James Audubon
Alfred Thompson Bricher