BDN features UMaine Zillman Art Museum

The Bangor Daily News wrote a feature about how the University of Maine’s Zillman Art Museum ended up in downtown Bangor. The museum was founded in 1946 by longtime UMaine art professor Vincent Hartgen, but by the late 1990s, it had already well outgrown its on-campus location at Carnegie Hall with the nearly 6,000 works of art then in the museum’s collection. The nonprofit Couri Foundation purchased 40 Harlow in 2000 and over the course of two years, the lower floor of the building was transformed into art galleries. The University of Maine Museum of Art opened its doors in 2002.