USM Libraries

The Barbara Morris Goodbody Collection

USM Libraries & the Maine Museum of Photographic Arts present The Barbara Goodbody Collection, featuring photographic works by a variety of artists.

"Barbara Goodbody has long been a leader in support of the arts in Maine. Her collection reflects her commitment and dedication. Featuring, some of the best makers in Maine, Santa Fe, Europe, and beyond, this compilation is idiosyncratic and optimistic, and mirrors her world philosophy. It is also curious and egalitarian. Barbara values the artist as much as the product, and the monetary value, or, the prestige of a piece is not what compels her to acquire it. It’s the content of the work that matters to her most. Many of these pieces were worth far less when they were attained years ago. That said, there is a staggering amount of important and valuable photographs in the assortment."

-MMPA Director Denise Froelich


Opening Reception will be held on the 5th Floor of Glickman Library, Thursday, June 27 from 6-8pm.

Artist Talk with photographer Brenton Hamilton will be held on the 4th floor of Glickman Library, Thursday October 24 from 6-8pm.

Exhibition available for viewing from June 27, 2019 to October 30, 2019.