Held over through 2021, this “living history” installation reimagines Woodbury’s workspace as it appeared between the 1890s through the end of his life. As founder of the Ogunquit Summer School of Drawing and Painting, Charles Woodbury is credited with formalizing Ogunquit’s reputation as a premier art colony. The original Woodbury studio – now a summer rental property near the Ogunquit Museum of American Art – overlooks Perkins Cove.
Recreated within the framework of the Barn Gallery Associates Wing, Charles Woodbury: Open Studio is presented as a narrative interwoven within the larger setting of the museum’s permanent collection. The installation includes examples of work by Woodbury’s most prolific students, in addition to artifacts, furnishings, paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, and memorabilia from Woodbury’s original studio, representing the artist’s long-range influence on generations of students and collectors. This exhibition is organized by the Ogunquit Museum of American Art.
EXHIBITION SPONSOR: The Ogunquit Museum of American Art is deeply grateful to The Woodbury Family