Archives: Exhibitions

Subject Matters: Sebastian Martorana in Sculpture

Contemporary artist Sebastian Martorana incisively carves stone sculptures which traverse a range of subjects. Working primarily in marble, Martorana charges the oldest of artistic disciplines with the concerns of a contemporary generation. He has embraced a direct approach to sculpture.  Martorana often works from observation, sculpting from life using tools fabricated to achieve the required…

Eating Flowers: Sensations of Cig Harvey

This exhibition is the first solo museum presentation of the contemporary artist Cig Harvey. Spanning photography, video, mixed media and, the written word, Harvey’s creative practice explores the physical and emotional boundaries of the senses.

The View from Narrow Cove

The Ogunquit Museum opens its 66th exhibition season with a second installation of the museum’s permanent collection. Inspired by the success of the museum’s 65th Anniversary exhibition, this arrangement features new and recent acquisitions, as well as selections from the museum’s extensive holdings in American Modernism and works connected to the history of Ogunquit’s legendary art colony.

Seascape by James Welling

In its Maine premiere, Seascape is a color film installation by the acclaimed contemporary artist James Welling that presents moving pictures of the sea and surrounding coastline accompanied by an original composition of sound.

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man:
Henry Strater at Home & Abroad

Following the First World War, a “Lost Generation” of American artists came of age as expatriates in Europe. Prompted by favorable currency exchange rates and a growing disbelief in the American dream, the “Americans in Paris” moment had arrived, and a rising Modernist movement influenced generations of artists and writers, including Henry Strater, the future founder of the Ogunquit Museum of American Art.

Shorelines: Coastal Sightings in American Art

Shorelines is an exhibition of paintings, drawings, sculpture, and photography that trace artistic engagements with the coast and our conceptual relationships with the sea.  

Modern Movement: Figurative Works by Arthur Bowen Davies

Arthur Bowen Davies began to sketch and paint images of dancers in the mid-1890s and would dwell on that subject until the end of his career. Modern Movement suggests not only the illusion of movement within Davies’ works, but also the wealth of modernist styles and ideas which debuted in the Armory Show of 1913. That exhibition initiated a modern movement in the visual arts in the United States, with Davies largely responsible for selecting works and organizing gallery themes.

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