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Ogunquit Museum Hosts 6th Annual Art in Bloom
OGUNQUIT, MAINE, May 26, 2016 – The Ogunquit Museum of American Art (OMAA) will host its sixth annual ‘Art in Bloom’ on June 17-19, 2016. For this popular weekend event, OMAA will once again partner with the Piscataqua Garden Club (www.piscataquagc.org), whose members will create floral arrangements inspired by artwork on display in the museum.
“We look forward to welcoming Piscataqua Garden Club back to OMAA for this fun and colorful event,” said Andres Verzosa, Interim Executive Director and Curator, Ogunquit Museum of American Art. “This year we’ve added some sculpture garden tours and a talk by local artist Linda Payne-Sylvester about floral imagery in fine art photography. So there will be lots of great reasons to visit OMAA that weekend!”
Admission to ‘Art in Bloom’ is included in the OMAA admission fee: adults $10, seniors and students (age 12+) $9, children under 12 free, and members always free. OMAA is open every day May 1 through October 31, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Ogunquit Museum of American Art (OMAA) was founded by Lost Generation artist Henry Strater and opened in 1953. Closely connected to two of America’s earliest art colonies that directly contributed to the roots of American modernism, OMAA today houses a permanent collection of important paintings, sculpture, drawings, prints and photographs from the late 1800s to the present and is the only museum in Maine devoted exclusively to the exhibition, preservation, and interpretation of American art. A short walk from Perkins Cove, the museum and its three acres of sculpture gardens overlook Narrow Cove and the Atlantic Ocean.
Alison Gibbs, OMAA Marketing & External Relations Director