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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 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 of the College Success Foundation, an organization that provides scholarships…

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…

Ogunquit Museum Announces 2019 Programs Ogunquit Maine – The Ogunquit Museum of American Art (OMAA) announces its 66th season program schedule featuring renowned artists, poets, authors and the first of its kind, modern dance performance in the galleries. The museum this season will host Totally Tuesday Talks and Arts & Letters by the Sea bringing into focus Oqunquit’s important…

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.

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