Archives: Exhibitions

Bill Viola: The Fall Into Paradise

A leading American artist and pioneering figure in video and the moving image, Bill Viola explores themes of transformation and transcendence from emotional, philosophical, and spiritual perspectives. The Fall Into Paradise is a digital cinema installation that renders the human experience in a dramatic wash of water, light and sound. The result is a meditation on the…

Lois Dodd: Drawings and Paintings

Lois Dodd is a celebrated and beloved American artist. Now working in her ninth decade, Dodd belongs to an influential circle of painters that began congregating in Maine in the 1950s, including Fairfield Porter, Rackstraw Downes, Alex Katz, Yvonne Jacquette and Neil Welliver. Dodd’s determined explorations of the American scene include observational renderings, landscapes, still lifes, and figurative…


This is a collaborative visual literary project between presidential inaugural poet Richard Blanco and contemporary landscape photographer Jacob Bond Hessler. Blanco’s poems and Hessler’s photographs together investigate the visible and invisible boundaries of race, gender, class, and ethnicity in the American experience. The installation is arranged by the Ogunquit Museum of American Art in collaboration…

Surrounded: Sampling Burchfield’s Wallpaper

Charles Burchfield was highly regarded for rendering imaginative landscapes and for his skills as a colorist. This exhibition explores the artist’s work and its translation to decorative wallpaper, including color variations, original painted designs and fabrics used throughout New England and the Midwest in the first half of the 20th century. This exhibition is organized in…

The View from Narrow Cove

Ogunquit played an outsized role in the history of art and American Modernism. This 65th Anniversary Exhibition unearths highlights from the Ogunquit Museum of American Art’s permanent collection with selections ranging from the late 19th century to the present. Beginning with Charles Woodbury’s first art colony classes and Hamilton Easter Field’s Summer School for the Graphic Arts,…

This Side of Paradise: American Artists of the Paris Salon

Following World War I, 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 Ezra Pound, F. Scott Fitzgerald,…

Steve Hawley: Studio Light

This exhibition includes 37 contemporary paintings highlighting the artist’s exceptional achievements in the American studio and landscape tradition and is the first monographic survey of Hawley’s work with a museum. The exhibition reunites a series of studio paintings of immense personal significance, a remarkable array of still lifes, and an inspired grouping of abstract seascapes,…

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