Collections

The University of Maine Museum of Art permanent collection consists of over 3,800 works of art with a concentration in original prints and photography. The collection features works of art created since 1900 with particular emphasis on contemporary art (1945-present). Artist of note include: Georg Baselitz, Max Beckmann, Georges Braque, Francesco Clemente, Richard Diebenkorn, Jim Dine, Eric Fischl, Helen Frankenthaler, William Gropper, David Hockney, Edward Hopper, Yvonne Jacquette, Käthe Kollwitz, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Motherwell, Pablo Picasso, Diego Rivera, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, Robert Rauschenberg, Frank Stella and Andy Warhol.

The Museum of Art also has works by artists with significant ties to Maine including: Berenice Abbott, Richard Estes, Winslow Homer, Alex Katz, John Marin, Emily Muir, Neil Welliver and Andrew Wyeth.

Here is a selection of contemporary works of art from the collection, a number of which are new acquisitions:

David Hilliard Rock Bottom
David Hilliard
Rock Bottom, 2008
C Print
Museum Purchase: Stebbins and Schildknecht Art Fund
2009.2

 

John Goodman
Woman Driver / South Boston, 1977
Archival pigment print
Gift of Jeanne and John Goodman
2012.6.2

 

Hannah Cole
Art Books, 2013
Acrylic on panel
2014.11

 

Arnold Mesches
Wonder Wheel, 1999
Acrylic on canvas
Gift of Jill K. Climent
2015.11

 

Abe Ajay
Construction #286, 1986
Mixed media on plywood
Gift of John and Robin Noyes and Heidi Dickinson
2009.5.1

 

Suzanne Kammin
Town Crier, 2013
Oil on board
2015.1

 

A selection of historically significant works:

Winslow Homer
Eight Bells, 1887
Etching on paper
Gift of Adeline F. and Caroline R. Wing
50.13.G

 

Eugène Atget
Marchand du Vin, 15 Rue Boyer, 1910
Gelatin silver print
Gift of Susan B. Blatchford, Class of 1973
2001.12.8

 

Frederick Childe Hassam
Boston, Acorn Street, in War Time, 1918
Watercolor on board on paper
Gift of Adeline and Caroline Wing
50.14.P

 

George Inness
The Elm, 1864
Oil on canvas
Gift of William P. Viles, Class of 1928
56.69.P