Ogunquit Museum of American Art Season Starts May 1st

Ogunquit Museum of American Art Season Starts May 1st

Ogunquit Museum of American Art Season Starts May 1st

By York County Coast Star / Seacoastonline.com Complete Article OGUNQUIT – The Ogunquit Museum of American Art (OMAA) recently announced its 66th season schedule, opening on Wednesday, May 1. The season features a renewed focus on American modernism across media with painting, drawing, sculpture combined with the written word and moving image. The museum’s season…

‘Shorelines’ and ‘Seascape’: Ogunquit’s Early Taste of Summer

Linda Chestney ArtScope Magazine Complete Article [Excerpt from article] Indulge in two exhibitions that are running concurrently at the OMAA with overlapping themes. “Shorelines: Coastal Sightings in American Art” is an exhibition of paintings, drawings, sculpture and photography that collect snippets of life on the coast and our relationship with the sea. Executive director and…

Looking Refreshed, Ogunquit Museum Opens for the Season with ‘Shorelines’

By Bob Keyes PORTLAND PRESS HERALD Complete Article  OGUNQUIT — The idea of reopening for the season is incongruous with what’s been happening at the Ogunquit Museum of American Art. The building recently reopened to the public, but it’s been a center of activity for much of the winter with a series of physical alterations…

Museums Add Time-Based Media to Their Collections

PORTLAND, ME.- The Portland Museum of Art and the Ogunquit Museum of American Art announced the addition of James Welling’s Seascape to their collections. The artwork is co-purchased by both institutions and will make its debut in Maine at OMAA as part of the exhibition Shorelines: Coastal Sightings in American Art, on view May 1, 2019, through July 8, 2019. The purchase marks the first joint acquisition between the two institutions and is the first work in film to be represented in either collection.

A Few Ideas

By Ruth Greene-McNally Bacon studied at the Art Students League between 1914-1920, where she was influenced by the realistic prints of her teachers, John Sloan and George Bellows. She achieved early success as a printmaker, illustrator, and author of over sixty children’s books. She later turned her attention to fine art, painting in watercolor, pastel,…

Seeing is Believing: Dodd at Ogunquit

By Linda Chestney Technology says that an airbrush refines a painting. Tradition says it’s a paintbrush. Smart artists know that art is delivered by the eyes, which ignite the senses: https://artscopemagazine.com/2018/09/seeing-is-believing-dodd-at-ogunquit/    


By Ruth Greene-McNally*   By the early 20th century, the allure of Narrow Cove attracted greater numbers of artists, gallerists, collectors, and sightseers who had discovered the secluded fishing community named Ogunquit the “beautiful place by the sea” by the Abenaki tribe nearly a century earlier. The opportunity to work and study art informally or…

Visual Arts Review: Ogunquit Museum of American Art

In a suite of small exhibitions, the Ogunquit Museum of American Art demonstrates how much power can be generated by art executed in multiple mediums. Lois Dodd’s expressionist paintings, Bill Viola’s video installation, and a joint show of photography and poetry by Jacob Bond Hessler and Richard Blanco illustrate the rich variety of human experience…

Art review: Lois Dodd done justice in Ogunquit

By Daniel Kany Lois Dodd is arguably the most admired painter within the state of Maine. Although she was born in New Jersey and has spent most of her life in New York, she represents the fundamental ethics of Maine painting: common sense, intelligence, freedom from unnecessary decoration, work-honed skill, and humility. Art review: Lois…

Taking the Plunge

“The two forces that have done the most to shape who we are as human beings, both inside and out, and throughout history, are technology and revelation.” – Bill Viola, quoting Huston Smith in a 2009 interview Taking the Plunge  

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