Art Gallery exhibit at UMaine-Machias
A student viewing a wall of framed artwork

Art Gallery

Now at the gallery through Feb. 2021:

“Works by Maine Artists from the UMM Permanent Collection: Celebrating 200 Years of Maine Statehood”

The Art Gallery at the University of Maine at Machias is the center for the visual arts in the Down East area.

In 1972, the John C. and Norma B. Marin Foundation donated the works of John Marin, Lyonel Feininger, Reuben Tam, William Zorach, Paul Jenkins, Oscar Bleumner, and William Kienbusch to the Art Gallery’s permanent collection. Since then, the gallery has acquired for its collection contemporary works from a number of American artists including: Hunt Slonem, Robert Indiana, Daphne Cummings and Dennis Pinnette, as well as local artists who work in a variety of media including paintings, prints, watercolors, photography and sculpture.

There is also an active gallery schedule during the year with a variety of exhibits of contemporary works, historical themes, art faculty and student work, and selections from the permanent collection.

We also sponsor shows supporting our Machias Bay area’s cultural identity, including a number of exhibits about the petroglyphs surrounding Machias Bay. This includes a comprehensive petroglyph surface prints collection made by the Hedden family and on loan from them, and petroglyph surface casts made under the direction of Donald Soctomah, Passamaquoddy tribal historian. Also in our collection are baskets made by the Passamaquoddy, Penobscot and MicMac tribal artisans.


For more information please contact:

Bernie Vinzani
Professor of Book Arts and Art
Director of the Book Arts Studio
Director of the Art Galleries and Gallery for the Book

Location and Hours

UMM Art Gallery
Powers Hall, 1st Floor
116 O’Brien Avenue, Machias, Maine, 04654

Hours of operation:

Note: The art gallery is currently open to the public by appointment only. Please email to request an appointment. The gallery will reopen to the public when the spring semester begins on Jan. 25. Visitors are required to wear face masks and practice social distancing. Please do not enter the building if you are experiencing any of the symptoms of COVID-19, or if you have traveled out of the state within the past 14 days.

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.