Famous art finds home in downtown Bangor

6:32 PM, Jan 15, 2014   |    comments
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BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER)-- Picasso. Warhol. Two of the biggest names in art right here in Bangor. The University Maine Museum of Art kicks off its winter season this Thursday with three new exhibits of contemporary works of art.

Artists include Maine locals to timeless names like Francisco Goya. It's the largest exhibition of works from the permanent collection since the museum has been in downtown Bangor. Museum Director George Kinghorn says the prints shown in this gallery are the same ones you would experience in major cities- only you won't have to go that far.

University of Maine Museum of Art Director and Curator George Kinghorn says, "We are very lucky to have the same images represented in major museum collections in New York like the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan museum and others right here in Bangor, Maine. So, that's what makes it so special is that people don't have to drive considerable distances to see fine works of art. It's right here in Bangor, a resource of the University of Maine."

"A wonderful opportunity for people to see major artists and art movements. Everything from cubism to pop art to abstract expressionism- all of those are represented in the show," said Kinghorn.

This is another example of the ever growing art community right here in Bangor. With 3,800 works, there is something for every art lover, and the best part is it's free! The exhibit will run through March 22.  

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