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University of Maine Museum of Art Receives Gift

The University of Maine Museum of Art has received a gift of 10 works of art by noted artist and printmaker Beth Van Hoesen (1926-2010) from the E. Mark Adams and Beth Van Hoesen Adams Trust, which is based in San Francisco, for UMMA’s permanent collection. The donation is valued at more than $18,000 and consists of an array of etchings and drypoint works.

“We are delighted to receive this generous gift that is perfectly aligned with the museum’s mission of collecting significant contemporary works on paper,” said UMMA Director and Curator George Kinghorn. “Beth Van Hoesen was such an accomplished printmaker. Students and visitors will gain a great deal by examining her exquisite etchings.”

UMMA, which is located in Bangor, plans to exhibit a selection of these works as part of its 2013 rotation of the permanent collection.

Van Hoesen’s work is represented in numerous public collections, including the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco; Library of Congress, Washington, DC; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Oakland Museum of California; Portland Art Museum, Oregon; Racine Art Museum, Wisconsin; Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.; and Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

Contact: Kathryn Jovanelli, (207) 561-3350 or; Jessica Bloch, (207) 581-3777 or

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