OMAA in the community
Drawing on a rich artistic history with roots in the origins of American modernism, the OMAA educator travels to schools and community organizations to share objects from the museum’s permanent collection, educating students about the selected artist and inviting them to create artwork related to the lesson. Field trips to the OMAA are included in the program.
OMAA’s strategic plan includes an ambitious goal to bring images and ideas from the museum’s permanent collection and exhibitions to partner organizations and the wider community, in pursuit of OMAA’s vision of community engagement, outreach, inclusion, and accessibility, so that people of all ages and abilities can be inspired and learn through great works of art.
To form an arts education partnership with OMAA, contact Jill Burke at firstname.lastname@example.org
Learning at OMAA
In season, the museum hosts its Totally Tuesday Talks weekly lecture series. Most talks begin at 6 p.m., with light refreshments served at 5 p.m. Please check the OMAA calendar for details. For Tuesday events, the museum remains open after 5 p.m. for gallery viewing. Also on alternate Totally Tuesdays from late June through August, visitors can join a walking tour of the OMAA sculpture gardens or the Ogunquit art colony. Walking tours are free with museum admission and may be cancelled due to rain. Please check the calendar for scheduled walks.
In 2018, OMAA introduces Arts & Letters by the Sea, a series of public readings by notable authors. The program occurs on three Sundays during the season at 3 p.m. with light refreshments following the readings.
In July and August, OMAA offers Stories by the Sea, a one-hour program for children ages 4-8 that includes a story reading and a hands-on art project. This weekly program is held outdoors and is cancelled in case of rain. Check the OMAA calendar for dates and times. The cost is $5 per child.
Also for families visiting the OMAA, look for our Artful Playdate tote bags when you arrive. The bags contain suggestions and art supplies for activities inside the museum.