• February 16, 2024

Zillman Art Museum (ZAM) announces New Exhibition

BANGOR – The Zillman Art Museum - University of Maine, located at 40 Harlow Street in Bangor, ME, opens a new
exhibition that will run January 19 - April 20, 2024. ZAM is open Tuesday-Saturday from 10 am - 5 pm and brings modern
and contemporary art to the region, presenting approximately 21 original exhibitions each year. Admission to the Zillman Art
Museum is free in 2024 thanks to the generosity of Birchbrook.

January 19 - April 20, 2024

This exhibition was created in partnership with the University of Maine Machias

Since the early 1950s, the Marin family has served as champions of scores of artists, as well as numerous art museums in
Maine and throughout the United States. As evidenced in this exhibition, the collecting interest of the Marin family features a
diversity of art styles and media, and the family continues to share its collection with various arts institutions.

The Marin family’s generosity is reflected in their significant gifts to the Zillman Art Museum, ZAM’s Museum of Art Alliance,
and the University of Maine at Machias, a regional campus of the University of Maine. The expressive watercolor A Bit of Cape
Split, Maine, 1940 by John Marin was gifted by Norma and John C. Marin, Jr in 1957, and was an early gift to the Zillman Art
Museum-University of Maine. In 1971, these philanthropists and art collectors donated ten additional works to the University of
Maine Machias.

Lisa Marin, granddaughter of famed painter John Marin, is the current steward of Marin’s body of work and the Marin
Foundation. Over the years of her involvement with the Zillman Art Museum she has given a fine selection of important works on
paper by John Marin, as well as works by other important contemporary artists such as Neil Welliver, Hunt Slonem, and R. B.

In 2025, ZAM will mount a solo-exhibition of John Marin’s works, a second programmatic installment featuring gifts of art from
the Marin Family.


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Kathryn Jovanelli

40 Harlow Street
Bangor  ME  04401-5102