With Ties to Maine: Selections from the Permanent Collection

June 19th – September 19, 2015

In celebration of the University of Maine’s 150th Anniversary, the Museum of Art is pleased to present With Ties to Maine.  The exhibition features works from the permanent collection by artists who have contributed to Maine’s rich and diverse artistic history. Many of these artists spent significant time in Maine and were inspired by its natural beauty and unique sense of place. “Throughout history Maine has lured many artists with its picturesque landscapes, quiet pace and lack of outside distractions—ultimately these factors create an environment of reflection that propels creative practice.” states UMMA Director George Kinghorn. Featured in the exhibition are works by John Marin, Andrew Wyeth, Alex Katz, Berenice Abbott, Neil Welliver, among others. With Ties to Maine also highlights the University’s history of art collecting and celebrates the generosity of individuals who have donated works to the collection since its inception. Showcased are early gifts including Wyeth watercolors donated by Adeline and Caroline Wing in 1948 and a Marin watercolor given by Norma and John C. Marin, Jr. in 1957

Ann Lauterbach by ALEX KATZ
ALEX KATZ (American, born 1927) Ann Lauterbach, 1977 Aquatint Gift of Robert Venn Carr, Jr., Class of 1938
A Bit of Cape Split, Maine by John Marin
JOHN MARIN (American,1870-1953) A Bit of Cape Split, Maine, 1940 Watercolor Gift of Norma and John C. Marin, Jr.