The University of Maine Museum of Art extended their lease in Downtown Bangor to stay in their current location in Norumbega hall for another 17 years.
The deal was approved by the UMaine System Board of Trustees in May.
The Museum moved there in 2002.
The Bangor City Council penned a letter of support for the deal.
The Museum holds art camp for kids in the summer, and changes their shows every couple of months and provides 14-to-16 exhibitions a year.
The goal is to be the arts museum for the entire region.
“Our role is to expose the community to new art forms that they may not typically be able to see here in Maine and bring those significant artists in and that’s really an important role of the University and the University Land Grant Mission of service and community engagement so the downtown location certainly extends the University’s reach,” said George Kinghorn, the Director & Curator of the UMaine Museum of Art.
This season a grant provides free admission to the Museum.
The new lease went into effect July 1st and will last until June 30th, 2031.