Museum looks to renew free admission program

Posted Jan. 12, 2009, at 6:43 p.m.
Last modified Feb. 13, 2011, at 10:38 a.m.

BANGOR, Maine — The University of Maine Museum of Art is expected to announce today the continuation of its popular free admission program, along with changes to the museum’s Web site, logo and programming.

UMMA director George Kinghorn will make the announcements at 11 a.m. today during a press conference, which is open to the public.

The free admission program, which is now more than a year old, was started with a gift from Machias Savings Bank in memory of Ted Leonard, a Bangor lawyer and University of Maine graduate who along with wife Sandra Leonard was a proponent of the museum’s move to its downtown location in December 2002. Ted Leonard died in November 2007.

The museum will also officially unveil its new logo, which has already appeared on some UMMA publications.

Three new exhibits will open Friday to the public with a members’ only preview the night before. The exhibits are “A Bit of Colored Ribbon: Works by John Bailly,” “Metaphysics of Landscape: Paintings by Timothy McDowell,” and “Gyotaku Prints” by Boshu Nagase.

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