Drawing on a rich art history that includes the roots 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. Current partners include
- Alzheimer’s Association, Scarborough
- Art Certificate Program, Biddeford
- Governor Baxter School for the Deaf, Portland
- Maine Public Schools
- Waban Projects, Inc., Sanford
To form an arts education partnership with the OMAA, contact Jill Burke at firstname.lastname@example.org.
At the OMAA
In season, the museum hosts its Totally Tuesday series of lectures, gallery talks, and other special programs related to current exhibitions and topics in contemporary art. Most programs are held on Tuesdays, but check the OMAA calendar for lunch-time gallery tours and other education events. For Tuesday events, the museum opens at 6 pm for gallery viewing.
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.
Members Always Free
Seniors (60+) $9
Students (12+) $9
Children (under 12) Free