Ogunquit Museum of American Art
The Ogunquit Museum of American Art is the only museum in Maine devoted exclusively to the exhibition, preservation, and interpretation of American art. The Museum houses a permanent collection of important paintings, sculpture, drawings, prints, and photographs from the late 1800s to the present. Included in the collection is an extensive selection of works by artists associated with Ogunquit’s famous art colony of the early 20th century. The OMAA collection includes more than 1,600 works of art and among the artists represented are: Will Barnet, Margaret Bourke-White, Charles Burchfield, Charles Demuth, Marsden Hartley, Edward Hopper, Wolf Kahn, Jacob Lawrence, Roy Lichtenstein, John Marin, and Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Described by a former director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art as, “the most beautiful little museum in the world,” the OMAA is situated on the edge of Maine’s rocky coast overlooking Narrow Cove. Upon entering the Museum, visitors look directly through the glass wall of its main gallery to the dramatic shoreline, the ocean, and the distant horizon. The Museum building is surrounded by three acres of both dazzling and tranquil landscaped grounds, with sculpture gardens that contain works by a range of sculptors including William Zorach, John B. Flannagan, and Bernard Langlais.
Each summer from May through October, the OMAA presents a number of exhibitions of American art. These shows consist of art from its distinguished permanent collection, as well as uniquely created exhibitions that feature the works of a variety of nationally-recognized artists. The Museum also offers a range of education programs and a distinctive Museum Shop.
Hours: (May 8 through October 31) Open Daily: 10 am - 5 pm
Admission: $10 adults; $9 seniors; $9 students; Members and children under 12 are admitted free
John B. Flannagan