Ogunquit Museum of American Art
Nestled on three acres of sculpture-dotted land overlooking Narrow Cove and the sea, Ogunquit Museum of American Art (OMAA) presents itself as a serene respite from the rest of the world for a beautifully reflective summer day trip. Its sleek, mid-century modern building houses a mix of past and present collections featuring paintings, sculpture, drawings, prints and photographs dating back to the late 1800s. Slip into the galleries that reflect an intersection of Maine’s past and present, or wander through the vast sea-side garden with seasonal blooms that offer a new perspective, visit after visit.
Current Exhibitions running through October 31
After Party, Andy Rosen
An experimental installation that showcases the predawn hours following one of the Ogunquit art colony’s famed beach parties.
Vanitas Vita, Kathleen Speranza
A classic take on still lives with a contemporary approach, these intimate examinations of nature explore color, space and form.
Nocturne, Emily Nelligan
Drawing is explored as a fully realized medium through charcoal creations that use an erasing method (highlight rendering) to give expression to otherwise undiscovered areas.
The Permanent Collection:
One of the largest collections of ceramic sculpture by Carl Walters, watercolors by Eliot O’Hara, oils by Henry Strater and drawings and sculpture by Isabella Howland and Bernard Langlais.
Ogunquit Art Colony Collection
Edward Betts, Charles Woodbury, Hamilton Easter Field and Robert Laurent explore roots of American Modernism.
A Superb Diversity of Artists
Peggy Bacon, Will Barnet, Charles Burchfield, Marsden Hartley, Walt Kuhn, Gaston Lachaise, Reginald Marsh, Marguerite and William Zorach.
An easy stroll through borders of flowers, cool and shady interludes, a reflection pool and secluded benches for meditative moments. Wood, stone and metal sculptures further engage you to the landscape as you walk.
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Tickets can be purchased in advance here.
From Ellsworth: 192 miles
From Bangor: 167 miles
From Lewiston/Auburn: 70 miles
From Portland: 39 miles