Ogunquit Museum to Host Family Day June 4
OGUNQUIT, MAINE, May 16, 2016 – The Ogunquit Museum of American Art (OMAA) will host its OMAA Family Day on Saturday, June 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This annual event introduces children to an art museum experience through fun and engaging drop-in activities:
- Family-friendly art tours. Explore the art! Our docents are trained to help children interpret great works of art in meaningful ways.
- Hands-on art activity. Learn by doing! Children can create art based on what they’ve seen at OMAA.
- Scavenger hunt. Search for answers to clues as you explore the OMAA galleries and sculpture gardens.
- Annabelle’s ice cream! Join OMAA staff in the sculpture garden for ice cream provided by our generous event sponsor, Annabelle’s Ice Cream.
“We enrich a lot of children in southern Maine through OMAA’s Picture This! school program,” said OMAA Education Coordinator Jill Burke, who will lead the hands-on art activity. “On OMAA Family Day, we get to share this great visual arts experience with even more children and their families. It’s so rewarding to watch kids spark to an object and get excited about art!”
Introduce your child to a welcoming art museum experience through OMAA Family Day. Admission is free for the whole family! Rain date is Sunday, June 5.
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