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“From WOW's to WHY's”

Ogunquit Museum of American Art
Ranked #7 of 28 things to do in Ogunquit
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Open May 1- October 31, 10am-5pm daily: Perched on a cliff overlooking Narrow Cove and the Atlantic Ocean, surrounded by landscaped sculpture gardens, the OMAA houses a collection of over 2,000 works of American art. Included in our collection are works by such internationally known artists as Robert Henri, Marsden Hartley, John Marin, Rockwell Kent, and Mark Tobey. Founded in 1952 by artist and philanthropist Henry Strater, we are the only museum in Maine dedicated exclusively to American modern art. Kids 12 and Under: FREE General Admission: $10 Students/Seniors: $9 Members: FREE
Reviewed 28 October 2013

Located on Shore Road this small but attractively formed Ogunquit Museum is the only one in the state of Maine devoted exclusively to the exhibition and collection of American Art. Set in its beautiful garden surroundings on the waters edge looking out to Perkin's Cove, the museum has a variety of art and styles to enjoy from the Wow's to the Why's with its permanent collection including paintings, sculptures, photography, and graphics. It houses one of the largest collections of ceramic sculpture by Carl Walters, watercolours by Eliot O’Hara, oils by Henry Strater; and drawings and sculpture by Isabella Howland. The reasonably high entrance fee upon arrival becomes one of slightly better value upon departure, but said departure was just too premature and a very good rating was reduced to average.

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Reviewed 24 October 2013

The entrance fee is a bit steep for such a small museum, but learning about the history of the artists who worked in this area was interesting. The sculpture garden in back overlooking the Atlantic is lovely. If you go farther up the coast towards Rockland, check out the Farnsworth Art Museum; that is a real jewel!

Thank Justin S
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Reviewed 19 October 2013

Size really doesn't matter when it comes to an Art Museum, especially when it does so nice a job at displaying the collection. One can enjoy this museum at a leisurely pace in about an hour, which is actually perfect given the many other Ogunquit attractions nearby. Our docent provided an entertaining history of the museum which was a nice introduction to the art within. OMAA provides a welcome time of leisurely browsing for aficionados of American art.

Thank Gyrfalcn
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Reviewed 14 October 2013

Small collection. Nice grounds. The museum's history and some of its collection provides an insight into the artist and art school that existed in the area.

Thank Jeff873
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Reviewed 22 September 2013

The setting and grounds of the museum are fantastic but the collection is rather small and not very inspired.

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