The Linda G. and Donald N. Zillman Art Museum – University of Maine permanent collection consists of over 4,000 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 Zillman Art Museum 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.

Please note that ZAM’s permanent collection is shown through rotating exhibits. No single piece is guaranteed to be on view at any time. Please visit our Current Exhibitions page to see if any of your favorite works are currently on display!


Here is a selection of contemporary works of art from the collection:

Triptych of a man and his father in a lake
David Hilliard
Rock Bottom, 2008
C Print
Museum Purchase: Stebbins and Schildknecht Art Fund


John Goodman photo of woman in a car

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

Painting of book spines
Hannah Cole
Art Books, 2013
Acrylic on panel


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


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


Colorful abstract square artwork
Suzanne Kammin
Town Crier, 2013
Oil on board


A selection of historically significant works:

Etching of two men with surveying equipment
Winslow Homer
Eight Bells, 1887
Etching on paper
Gift of Adeline F. and Caroline R. Wing


Interior of a Victorian bar in Paris
Eugène Atget
Marchand du Vin, 15 Rue Boyer, 1910
Gelatin silver print
Gift of Susan B. Blatchford, Class of 1973


Colorful watercolor of a lively street in Boston
Frederick Childe Hassam
Boston, Acorn Street, in War Time, 1918
Watercolor on board on paper
Gift of Adeline and Caroline Wing


George Inness painting of an elm tree
George Inness
The Elm, 1864
Oil on canvas
Gift of William P. Viles, Class of 1928