OMAA is the only museum in Maine devoted exclusively to the exhibition and collection of American art. The more than 3,000 works in the museum’s permanent collection include paintings, sculptures, photography, and graphics. OMAA houses 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.
The collection includes a variety of works by artists associated with the famed Ogunquit art colony. Through works by artists such as Edward Betts, Charles Woodbury, Hamilton Easter Field, and Robert Laurent, the collection represents some of the roots of American Modernism.
While the museum has a superb assortment of works by Maine-related artists, it is also recognized for the diversity of American artists represented in its collection. Included in the collection are works by Peggy Bacon, Will Barnet, Charles Burchfield, Marsden Hartley, Walt Kuhn, Gaston Lachaise, Reginald Marsh, Marguerite and William Zorach.
Work is currently underway to make OMAA’s entire permanent collection fully accessible online. For more information contact, Associate Curator and Collections Manager Ruth Greene-McNally.