Tuesday Talks

Join us for one of our 2023 Tuesday Talks, conversations with fascinating artists, curators and others who provide further insight into our exhibitions, the historical Ogunquit art communities, and more. Talks will be held in person, from 5-7pm, unless otherwise noted.

Tuesday Talks are free with admission, and always free for members. Click here to join as a member.

June 13 – Donna Cassidy*, 5-6pm

In the first half of the twentieth century, visual artists went to the beach to define themselves as modern—by experimenting with new styles and by picturing and promoting this new social and cultural space. This talk will examine the shifting meanings of the beach and the varied ways that it functioned in early twentieth-century art as modern, both in Ogunquit and in the northeastern United States. It will draw on the many artworks in the exhibition Shifting Sands. * THIS LECTURE WILL TAKE PLACE ON ZOOM. 

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June 27 – Cara Romero, 5-7pm: CANCELED

Due to unforeseen circumstances, we have canceled the June 27th Tuesday Talk with Cara Romero. We will now be hosting a private curatorial tour of Networks of Modernism with Devon Zimmerman (see below). Please continue to check our website for more information on Tuesday Talks.

Cara Romero’s photography is shaped by years of study and a visceral approach to representing Indigenous and non-Indigenous cultural memory, collective history, and lived experiences from a Native American female perspective. In conjunction with the recent acquisition by OMAA of two works by the artist, Eufaula Girls (2015) and Hermosa (2021), Romero will lecture on her career and photographic practice. 

NEW! JUNE 27 – TUESDAY TOUR with Devon Zimmerman, 5pm

Join Devon Zimmerman, OMAA’s Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary American Art, for an insider’s tour of the exhibition Networks of Modernism. Drawing primarily from OMAA’s permanent collection, this exhibition maps the ways artists responded to the immense social, political, and economic changes affecting life in the United States over a 70-year period: from 1898—the founding of Charles Woodbury’s school in Ogunquit—to 1968. 

RESCHEDULED: July 6 – Erin Johnson and Surf Point, 5-7pm
Join Samantha Butler, Program Manager of Surf Point Foundation, and Erin Johnson, Chair of the Department of Film and Video at the Maryland Institute College of Art, for a discussion on artist Beverly Hallam and arts patron Mary-Leigh Call Smart, and for a screening of Johnson’s film inspired by them called “To be Sound is to be Solid.”

July 11 – Katherine Bradford and Celeste Roberge, 5-7pm

The beach as a subject has been an important part of the art of Katherine Bradford and Celeste Roberge. In this conversation—moderated by Donna Cassidy—they will talk about their work in the exhibition Shifting Sands and how they (and others) have approached this subject in light of our contemporary moment—artistically and culturally.

July 25 – Meg Webster, 5-7pm

Meg Webster is a land artist whose work has long reflected on the environment and humanity’s relation to it. In conversation with Theresa Choi, Assistant Curator, Webster will speak about her career and the work she is including in the exhibition Meg Webster: Site-Specific Work that responds directly to OMAA’s unique sense of place. 


August 1 – Liam Lee and Christina De Léon, 5-7pm

Liam Lee is an artist and designer whose tapestries and furniture pieces, made from hand-dyed and needle-felted wool, blur the boundaries between the organic and inorganic. In conjunction with the artist’s exhibition Spontaneous Generation, Lee will be in conversation about his work with Christina de Leon, Associate Curator of Latino Design, at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. The discussion will be moderated by Devon Zimmerman.

September 12 – Ever Baldwin, 5-7pm

Ever Baldwin is a painter whose practice fuses biomorphic forms, unexpected color harmonies, and rich ashen black frames to create mesmerizing works. In conjunction with the artist’s exhibition Down the LineBaldwin will be in conversation with Devon Zimmerman about their practice and career.

September 19 – Joe Wardwell, 5-7pm

Joe Wardwell is a Boston-based painter and muralist whose work reflects the traditions of landscape painting, literature, and popular music in the United States. The artist will be in conversation with poet, author, and activist Marjorie Agosín, whose writings Wardwell drew upon for his OMAA mural, The Sea, Just Like Your Eyes, Became a Refuge (2023).

Enjoy our 2022 Tuesday Talks, featuring discussions with artists and scholars about art, Ogunquit, and more, on our YouTube channel.


Carole Aaron

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