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For Museums Big and Small, Fall Openings Mark Triumphs Over Pandemic Logistics

BOSTON GLOBE September 24, 2020 By Murray Whyte OGUNQUIT, MAINE – They were ready, if it came to it. In late June, just a week before the Ogunquit Museum of American Art was ready to shake off its pandemic-induced slumber with a delayed seasonal opening, just six of Emily Nelligan’s dark, dreamy charcoal drawings hung…

OMAA Art By The Sea Auction

By Lisa Aubin Chair, 2020 Art By The Sea Auction & Fundraiser  If you know Ogunquit, you know our beautiful town features amazing restaurants, retail shops, lodging establishments, sandy beaches, scenic spots like the Marginal Way, and a reputation for warm hospitality (fun fact: Ogunquit has hosted a number of celebrities as well, including a young Bette Davis, who was a lifeguard here in 1926,…

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.

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…

Richard D’Abate Named Interim Executive Director of Ogunquit Museum of American Art

Richard D’Abate Named Interim Executive Director of Ogunquit Museum of American Art Serves During Transition Period until Full Director Search is Complete (Ogunquit, ME — December 5, 2019) The Board of Directors of the Ogunquit Museum of American Art (OMAA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Richard D’Abate as Interim Executive Director. He will…

Michael Mansfield to Step Down as OMAA Director

OGUNQUIT MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART ANNOUNCES DIRECTOR TRANSITION   Michael P. Mansfield to Step Down as Executive Director & Chief Curator, Remains as Advisor through Transition   (Oqunquit, ME, September 26, 2019) — Ogunquit Museum of American Art (OMAA) announced today that Michael Mansfield has decided to step down as the Executive Director and Chief Curator, effective…

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…

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