Carnegie Hall

(formerly the Carnegie Library)
University of Maine
Orono, Maine

Architect unknown

Greek Revival Style

Department of Art, 5743 Lord Hall, University of Maine, Orono ME  04469

W eb site: http://www.umaine.edu/art/facilities.htm

A Brief History of the Building

1905:  Andrew Carnegie gave $55,000 to the University of Maine to build the library.

1906:  The granite library was built.

1947:  A new library (now known as Folger Library) was built to house the growing collection.  Carnegie Hall became the home of the University of Maine Museum of Art.

2003:  The museum moved to Bangor. 

Carnegie Hall now serves as an extension of the Art Department, complete with studio and gallery spaces that host special exhibits.

  2009 photos