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.  The exhibition presents new scholarship on paintings, prints, drawings and sculpture ranging from the late 19th century to the present. The selections bring into view Ogunquit’s remarkable influence as a major art colony during a decisive period in American art history.

During the early decades of the 20th century, American artists established their own creative communities while actively resisting academic and aesthetic traditions, which came to define American Modernism. Today, the view from Narrow Cove and the history associated with the Ogunquit art colony, continue to compel artists, connoisseurs, and sightseers to the seacoast.

The exhibition is organized by the Ogunquit Museum of American Art and features a fully illustrated re-publication of the 65th Anniversary exhibition catalogue with new highlights, in addition to a series of public lectures. This exhibition is generously supported by Cliff House Maine with additional support from Kevin and Irene Vlitos Rowe. 

Exhibition Preview
Walt Kuhn (1877-1949)
Ogunquit, Maine
c. 1912
Oil on canvas
33 x 40 in.
Courtesy of Mark Connolly
Alexander Brook (1898-1980)
Peggy Bacon in Checkered Dress with Glass
c. 1930
Graphite on paper
9 x 18 in.

William Woodward (born 1935)
Swimmers Resting
c. 1966
Marsden Hartley (1877-1943)
Lobster Pots and Buoy
c. 1936
Oil on canvas
10 x 24 in.
#1958.4, Museum Purchase, 1954
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