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Challenges of Reopening are Hanging on the Walls

If everything goes as planned, there will be many more than six Emily Nelligan drawings on the freshly painted yellow walls of the Long Gallery when the Ogunquit Museum of American Art opens its doors for the season on July 1.

Could There Be a More Difficult Time to Become an Arts Leader?

Other new hires include Jaynelle Hazard, director at the Greater Reston Arts Center in Reston, Va.; Amanda Lahikainen at the Ogunquit Museum of American Art in Maine; and Matthew Clarke at the Design Trust for Public Space in Manhattan. Becca Hoffman is the new managing director of three art fairs — in Aspen, Chicago and Palm Springs.

OMAA Online: ARTifacts Kathleen Speranza Vanitas Vita

Welcome back to OMAA Online and our ARTifacts Series. Today’s behind-the-scenes tour explores the connection between 17th- century Dutch vanitas paintings and the still life florals of contemporary artist Kathleen Speranza. Enjoy this curator-led, installation preview and be sure to share your questions and thoughts in the comment line. “Vanitas Vita: Kathleen Speranza” opens to the public on July 1st along with “Light Southerly: Henry Strater in Verde Valley“; The View from Narrow Cove”; “Charles Woodbury: Open Studio” ;“Nocturne: Emily Nelligan” and “After Party: Andy Rosen.”

OMAA Online: ARTifacts Light Southerly Crossword Puzzle

Welcome to OMAA Online! Today, as part of our ARTifacts Series, OMAA Online is sharing a curator-led crossword game suitable for younger viewers and art lovers alike. We hope you will join us as we continue to share gallery tours, works of art, themed stories from the collection, and behind-the-scenes tours of exhibition installation.

Who You Know and Where You Go

Romare Bearden is noted for his paintings and collages specific to the African American experience. His imagery frequently references the “great migration” of Black American citizens from the South to the North, themes that prompted Downtown Gallery director Edith Halpert to represent greater numbers of Black artists in a series of exhibitions in New York between 1930-1950.

Amanda Lahikainen, PhD, Named Executive Director of the Ogunquit Museum of American Art

OGUNQUIT, MAINE. David Mallen, President of the Board of the Ogunquit Museum of American Art (OMAA) announced today that Amanda Lahikainen, PhD, has been appointed as the museum’s new Executive Director, effective May 1, 2020.  The board unanimously approved the appointment on March 23, 2020. Dr. Lahikainen is currently Chair of the Art Department and…

Ogunquit Museum Shows Sculpture That Changes Tradition

Maine Home & Design SHOWCASE, By Emma Simard September 2019 With the start of spring, the Ogunquit Museum of American Art opened its doors for the season. One of their 2019 highlights is sculpturist Sebastian Martorana’s first-ever solo exhibition in New England: Subject Matters: Sebastian Martorana in Sculpture. The Baltimore-based contemporary artist takes a direct…

Ogunquit Museum of American Art to Receive a $2 Million Legacy Gift

Ogunquit Museum of American Art getting $2 Million Legacy Gift Portland Press Herald By Ray Routhier The Ogunquit Museum of American Art is getting a gift of nearly $2 million from one of its board members, the organization announced Friday. The gift comes from Ann Ramsay-Jenkins, who grew up in Portland and was a co-founder…

Maine Dreamscapes | Featured Photographer Cig Harvey

Yankee Magazine By Heather Marcus August 3, 2019 A native of England and an alumna of Maine Media Workshops, Cig Harvey is well established as a fine art photographer thanks in part to her three sold-out monographs, including You an Orchestra You a Bomb (Schilt Publishing, 2017). She is also the winner of the 2018 Prix Virginia, an international…

‘Eating Flowers: Sensations of Cig Harvey’ at the OMAA

‘Eating Flowers: Sensations of Cig Harvey’ at the Ogunquit Museum of American Art Bangor Daily News, July 31, 2019 OGUNQUIT — Cig Harvey’s monographic exhibition, “Eating Flowers: Sensations of Cig Harvey” will run at the Ogunquit Museum of American Art (OMAA) 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily until Oct. 31, at 543 Shore Road. “Eating Flowers” is…

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