Ogunquit Museum of American Art 2015 Schedule
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Detail from Sharpshooter by Winslow HomerMARK YOUR CALENDAR

The Ogunquit Museum of American Art announces its exhibition and program schedule for the 2015 season. That includes five changing exhibits ibn Maine at this unique and intimate museum in scenic Ogunquit. (Click title to read more) 

 

Opening day is May 1, and throughout the season the Ogunquit Museum of American Art will hold exhibitions of The Maine Photo Project, DeWitt Hardy, Winslow Homer, Alfred Chabourn and Henry Strater, as well as recent acquisitions and works from the

Museum’s permanent collection. 

May 1 through October 31 features five exhibitions in the Small Gallery guest curated by Andres Azucena Verzosa, in connection with The Maine Photo Project, a state-wide collaboration in 2015. The exhibitions include “Verner Reed: New England Life,” “Rose Marasco: Patrons of Husbandry,” “George Daniell: Island Life: Grand Manan and Monhegan,” “Todd Webb: Georgia O’Keeffe and the American West” and “Michael Alpert: Architectonica chipolana.”

In the Sculpture and Long Galleries is a retrospective on the career of Maine artist, DeWitt Hardy, master of the watercolor. May 1, through June 28.

July 2 through August 30 is “Alfred Chadbourn: Painting in Maine” in the Sculpture Gallery.  With his direct application of paint and bold choice of color, Chadbourn (1921-1998) was a popular New England painter. This is the first retrospective of his works.

“Winslow Homer’s Civil War is featured in the Long Gallery, July 2 through October 31 On loan from the Portland Museum of Art, this exhibition features 30 woodcuts by Winslow Homer, one of the greatest nineteenth-century American painters. These prints were some of the first anecdotal images of war in the United States.

September 3, through October 31 highlights the art of the landscape with the exhibition, “The Magnificent Landscape: Works from the Permanent Collection” in the Sculpture Gallery.

The Strater Gallery, named for Museum founder Henry Strater, features the exhibition, “Henry Strater: Still Life,” May 1 through October 31.

From May 1, through October 31, the exhibition “Old is the New New: Tradition and Excellence, a Fresh Perspective” is in the Barn Gallery Associates Wing.  Each year, the Ogunquit Museum of American Art exhibits works in its collection which call attention to the tradition and excellence of the Ogunquit art colony artists. This year, the OMAA is looking at its tradition show with a fresh perspective, calling attention to the consistency of themes and strength of skills in the permanent collection; Abstraction, portraiture, landscapes and the animal figure.

In addition to the exhibitions, the Ogunquit Museum of American Art hosts several public events throughout the season.

Introducing Totally Tuesday.  Every Tuesday from May to October, the Museum will offer at least one event, program or special deal to visitors. Gallery talks occur throughout the season on Totally Tuesday, check ogunquitmuseum.org for full schedule.

June 6 from 10am to 1pm is the second annual OMAA Family Day. This interactive event is for all ages and will feature ongoing art activities, a drumming circle and more.  The Shop at OMAA will offer 10% off. Family Day is free, but kids 12 and under are free every day at the OMAA. Rain date is June 7. 

June 19, 20, and 21, is the OMAA’s fifth annual “Art in Bloom” event.  Each year, the Museum welcomes a talented group of florists to interpret a work from the current exhibitions into an original floral design or arrangement.  These beautiful and unique creations showcase the art of floral arranging, and offer visitors a new perspective on some of the Museum’s most loved pieces. Art in Bloom is free with regular Museum admission.

Every Wednesday, July 8 through August 26 is “Stories by the Sea”, a drop in class of story books and art projects, ages 4-8. From 9 to 10am, $5. Members are free.

August 22, is the Art by the Sea gala, the Museum's major annual fundraiser. The evening includes a live auction, cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, music, arts and entertainment. Admission is $125 and all proceeds benefit the OMAA.

The 2015 season is made possible with the generous support of our season sponsor, Kennebunk Savings; media sponsor, Maine Home and Design, Art Collector Maine; exhibition sponsors; The Warren Memorial Foundation, Bank of America, Colonial Inn, Admiral’s Inn, Sparhawk Oceanfront Resort, Joan Dwyer and Jayne Dwyer Charitable Fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation,  Huston and Company, Beachmere Inn, Meadowmere Resort, and Barnacle Billy’s Inc.

Celebrating the Nation’s artistic heritage for over 60 years, the Ogunquit Museum of American Art offers a beautifully landscaped sculpture garden, dramatic views of the Atlantic Ocean, and a collection of over 2,000 works of American art. Founded in 1952 by artist and philanthropist, Henry Strater, the Museum has five galleries with changing exhibitions, a museum shop featuring items by local artists and craftspeople, a Tuesdayprogram series, an annual gala and educational outreach programs. Open May 1, through October, 31, from 10am to 5pm daily. Admission is $10 for adults, and $9 for seniors and students. Members and children under 12 are admitted free of charge. Visit ogunquitmuseum.org or call 207-646-4909.

Photo Credit: Winslow Homer, "The Army of the Potomac- A Sharp Shooter on Picket Duty," Courtesy of the PortlandMuseum of Art. Gift of Peggy and Harold Osher