Hudson Museum Hours

Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Saturdays from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm from September to May. 

The Hudson Museum is closed on Sundays and Holidays. 

Located in the Collins Center for the Arts at the University of Maine in Orono, at 2 Flagstaff Road, the Hudson Museum is free and open to the public. 

For directions, please visit: https://umaine.edu/campus-map/. You can find the Hudson Museum under either the Arts tab or the Libraries and Museums  tab in the directory. 

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Collections Corner

Northwest Coast Transformation Mask

Transformation_MaskAmong the collections of the Hudson Museum is a Northwest Coast transformation mask that inspired the Seattle Seahawks logo.  When the Seahawks won the Super Bowl in 2014, the Burke Museum at the University of Washington posted a blog about this mask and to the writer’s surprise, we notified them that the mask was at the University of Maine.

The mask, known here as HM5521, is part of the Hudson Museum’s William P. Palmer III Collection.  Palmer, of the UMaine Class of ’58, was a great supporter of UMaine Athletics and left his world-class collections to the University.

In November, the mask travelled to the Burke Museum at the University of Washington in Seattle to be included in a temporary exhibit.  It was unveiled at a press conference with the Lombardi Trophy and former members of the Seattle Seahawks, including quarterback Jim Zorn.  The mask from Maine has been a huge hit at the Burke and has even been visited by the governor of Washington.

The mask has returned to Orono, and will be placed on display at the Hudson Museum.