BANGOR - Dating back to 1946, the University of Maine has accumulated about 4,000 pieces of art. Now, the school's museum will display 70 of the collection's best work.
The new exhibit includes original hand-pulled prints, the same one would find in prestigious museums across the globe.
"Some of the works we are very lucky to own are owned by museums like the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art in New York and we have those right here in Bangor, Maine," explains museum curator George Kinghorn.
Enthusiasts hope the exhibit will help increase the popularity of art in Bangor.
The collection includes work from Pablo Picasso and Winslow Homer... but one piece in particular is a standout.
"People will enjoy in particular our Andy Warhol work, Mick Jagger who I'm sure will be a crowd-pleaser," predicts Kinghorn.
The free exhibit is on display until the end of March.
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