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Ogunquit Museum of American Art

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Address: 543 Shore Rd, Ogunquit, ME 03907-3923
Phone Number: +1 207-646-4909
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Perched on a cliff overlooking...

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

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First rate museum

This is a first rate museum for both art historians and the casual art-interested. The curatorship is remarkable given the assembling of works of Woodbury, Strater and others who... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Hagerstown, Md., United States
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Hagerstown, Md., United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a first rate museum for both art historians and the casual art-interested. The curatorship is remarkable given the assembling of works of Woodbury, Strater and others who developed a genre of art that is, at once, American and typically Maine. Anyone wanting to understand the Southern Maine or American experience needs to explore this remarkable museum.

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The ogunquit museum of art is lovely gem, with large windows overlooking Perkins bay. On our recent trip there on a stormy day we were mesmerized by the waves crashing on the rocks. It's a small museum with rotating exhibits devoted solely to American artists. We enjoyed works by Jamie Wyeth, among others. The gardens surrounding it are lovely and... More 

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Kerhonkson, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

We liked this museum very much. Unfortunately it was raining hard outside so we couldn't really enjoy the nice gardens along with the eclectic sculptures etc. The museum itself is not huge by any means but it is interesting nonetheless as there are artists that lived in the Ogunquit area that formed an amazing artist colony there. Another nice piece... More 

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Roslyn Heights, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Since the museum is off the beaten path I think many tourists overlook it which is a shame. Not only does this museum contain some wonderful art with rotating exhibits but it also offers a look at local history including the Ogunquit School of Art. The fine sculpture garden and panoramic water views are reason enough to visit and offer... More 

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Andover, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

A group of ten women from Massachusetts came up to visit this museum as a destination, and it made for an interesting outing. We were led through the holdings by an excellent docent who added a good deal of information to what we were seeing, although the signage throughout the galleries was generally very good. It was interesting to see... More 

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Chatham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

This small museum has 5 galleries with lots to see. It is seasonal (May - October) and we were delighted to get to it before the end of this season. They offer knowledgeable and helpful docents, a lovely gift shop, comfortable benches to sit and enjoy the art and views of the ocean, interesting descriptions and an fascinating outdoor sculpture... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

What a find. A small quaint museum with wonderful exhibits and a rich history. The atmosphere could not be beat and it was well worth the hour or two we spent walking around the building and the property. Great staff and a rich history

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

The museum sits on a hill overlooking the Harbor. The windows are wonderful. In the guidebooks the museum is listed as having works by several well known artists including one of our favorites., Rockwell Kent. We were geared for some of his work and arrive to find they have only one painting and it was not exhibited. Disappointing. The small... More 

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Melrose, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Wonderful collection of Andrew Wyeth paintings. Museum staff was very gracious and helpful explaining the exhibits layout. The museum sits on a bluff overlooking the ocean. Gorgeous views from the grou s and wonderful pieces outside that draw you to take in the magnificent views. Definitely a must when you are in Ogunquit.

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

What a treasure for the area. Loved the Jamie Wyeth exhibit and other interesting artists. It's truly a lovely museum and the location can't be beat. At a $10 entrance fee, it's a real bargain and worth a visit.

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