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March 2021

Join The Maine Art Museum Trail’s Digital Series

March 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join four of the nine Directors of The Maine Art Museum Trail members in conversation about the past, present, and future of their own institutions as well as the entirety of the landscape of art, museums, and cultural communities in Maine and beyond. Amanda Lahikainen (@Ogunquit Museum of American Art) Christopher Newell (@Abbe Museum), Jennifer Pye (@Monhegan Museum), and  Anne Collins Goodyear (@Bowdoin College Museum of Art)  Moderated by Mark Bessire, Judy and Leonard Lauder Director, Portland Museum of Art.…

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May 2021


May 26 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

                    Jon Kabat-Zinn, founder of the world-re-nowned Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction program, describes mindfulness as “paying attention, on purpose, in the present mo-ment, without judgement.”  This presentation covers the foundations of mindfulness, the science supporting the benefits of mindful-ness and how practicing mindfulness can offer opportunities to improve your health and life experiences. WEBINAR LINK

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June 2021

Totally Tuesday Talks: Conversation with Anthony Moore, Jean Gibran and Ken Turino

June 29 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

A conversation with Anthony Moore, Jean Gibran and Ken Turino, manager of community partnerships for Historic New England, related to the exhibition Kahlil G. Gibran: The Surface and Below.   ZOOM LINK    

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July 2021

DONNA CASSIDY – Gendering the Maine Coast: Female Painters by the Sea

July 6 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Late 19th-century critics celebrated Winslow Homer’s paintings of the Maine coast as big, powerful, and virile—masculine qualities that would describe representations of this locale well into the 20th century. The Maine coast thus was mapped as a manly domain, brought into view by vigorous brushwork and inhabited by rugged artists colonizing a new frontier. What was the place of female artists of the Ogunquit art colony in this context? How did gender operate in this space and how has it…

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Totally Tuesday Talks: Katherine French – Jo Sandman: Making the Leap

July 13 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

ZOOM LINK Katherine French, curator of the Jo Sandman Legacy Project speaks on the exhibition One Hand Clapping: Jo Sandman. Inspired by her stay at Black Mountain College in 1951, Jo Sandman approached art making as a thoughtful process of experimentation.  Katherine French, curator of the Sandman Legacy Project will discuss Sandman’s early experience at Black Mountain and its lasting impact on work that ranges from abstract expressionist painting, to folded fabric drawings, to collage and installation of industrial material, and…

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Totally Tuesday Talks: Celeste Roberge discusses her sculpture Chaise Gabion at OMAA

July 20 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Artist Celeste Roberge will discuss her work Chaise Gabion, currently on view in OMAA’s sculpture park and gardens. Roberge will reflect on the material culture and geological processes that led her to consider what the “chaise” represents in an art historical context and what it means within her own practice. Roberge presents Chaise Gabion alongside some of her other projects such as the photograph, Algae Dreams, and her sculpture series, Stacks, to complicate traditional depictions of women in art history,…

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Totally Tuesday Talks: Gerald Peters

July 27 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Gerald Peters, professor of literature at the University of Southern Maine, discusses “Nineteenth Century Utopianism and the American Social Imaginary,” relating to the exhibition Light Southerly: Henry Strater in Verde Valley. ZOOM LINK            

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August 2021

Totally Tuesday Talks: Alberto Rey

August 3 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

In conjunction with Alberto Rey's retrospective exhibition at the Ogunquit Museum of American Art, he will present a 40-minute presentation discussing the evolution of his work over the past thirty years and the community work influenced by his artwork. Alberto work is found in around twenty art museum collections and has written and illustrated three books and is the 2021 Orvis Fly Fishing Guide of the Year. Alberto Rey, art professor at SUNY Fredonia, discusses his work in Life Streams:…

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August 6 - September 12

The Art By The Sea Online Auction is OMAA's premier fundraising event. Our online auction will run from August 6 – September 12, 2021. Bid on art by local and regional artists as well as a range of experiences. All proceeds support OMAA. 

Join us for an Art Preview & Cocktail Party on September 8, 20121 • 3pm - 8pm
at the Cape Neddick Country Club, 650 Shore Rd, Cape Neddick, ME

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Totally Tuesday Talks: Andrea Rosen

August 10 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Wood Gaylor was a part of the Ogunquit art colony “from the beginning,” according to one observer. In this talk, Andrea Rosen, curator of the traveling exhibition Art’s Ball: Wood Gaylor & American Modernism, 913-1936, will go into greater detail about Gaylor’s involvement in the Ogunquit art colony and his pioneering collecting of folk art; the wacky stories behind iconic Gaylor paintings in Maine collections including OMAA’s Arts Ball, 1921; and Gaylor’s role in the founding of the Ogunquit Museum. ZOOM LINK Andrea…

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September 2021

Arts & Letters by the Sea: Cristina Garcia

September 19 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

OMAA continues its exploration of the union between arts and letters with a third series of programs by notable authors and artists.  ZOOM LINK Ms. Garcia is invited to read from works relevant to Cuban American culture while Alberto Rey’s art is exhibited at OMAA. Born in Havana to a Guatemalan father and Cuban mother, Cristina Garcí­a is the author of seven novels: Here in Berlin: A Novel (2017), King of Cuba (Scribner, 2013), which was adapted into a play in the summer of 2018…

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October 2021

Arts & Letters By The Sea: Toi Derricotte

October 10 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

OMAA continues its exploration of the union between arts and letters with programs by notable authors and artists.  ZOOM LINK Toi Derricotte is a poet whose writings explore race and identity through autobiography as well as literary forebears, and her work is known for treating sexual topics with candor. A reviewer in Publishers Weekly characterized Derricotte as a writer who “blends personal history, invention and reportage.” Her books of poetry include The Empress of the Death House (1978), a collection that draws on…

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