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Exhibition Framework

A Bit of Stonington
A Bit of Stonington, Maine by John Marin, watercolor, 1926
Collection of the University of Maine Museum of Art, Anonymous Donor

Photo illustration from images
by Gina Platt

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Works of Maine artist John Marin are among the more than 5,700 pieces in the University of Maine Museum of Art's permanent collection that could be reintroduced to the public with the help of a new endowment fund. The Museum of Art Acquisition and Conservation Endowment Fund has been established in the University of Maine Foundation. Support to help fully endow the fund will make it possible to increase efforts to restore and preserve existing pieces, and to expand the collection.

With the Museum of Art's move to a new, larger, state-of-the-art location in downtown Bangor in 2002, many more pieces from the permanent collection are on exhibit. An 80- year-old Marin painting, A Bit of Stonington, Maine, recently returned from conservation treatment and framing as part of the contemporary art museum's enhanced conservation efforts. With the help of the new fund, pieces like a 1922 etching by Edward Hopper and a circa 1946 watercolor by Andrew Wyeth also will be available for rotation into the museum's exhibitions.





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