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Ogunquit Museum of American Art Season Starts May 1st

By York County Coast Star / 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.

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:    

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…

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  

Celebrating 65 Years: A Museum of Art for the Community 

By Ruth Greene-McNally Associate Curator & Collections Manager With a vision to build “a museum of art for the community,” Henry Strater, along with Rudy Dirks and Robert Laurent, purchased the meadow overlooking Narrow Cove, formerly owned by Charles Woodbury. The Museum of Art of Ogunquit incorporated on September 18, 1951 with the founder’s mission…

Found In Collection

By Larry Hayden, OMAA Preparator Among the many interesting objects in the OMAA collection are numerous artifacts and ephemera that may never be exhibited. These are snapshots, publicity photos, clippings, news articles, correspondence, files, fragments, and museum publications. These enrich and illustrate our understanding of the fascinating history of the Museum. While doing research and…

DeWitt Hardy (1940 – 2017)

By Michael Mansfield I was still in my first few days at the museum and just getting to know the collections and the history of Ogunquit when I met DeWitt Hardy.  One of the first personalities to introduce himself to me, DeWitt came by to deliver some material he had been looking into on behalf…

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