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Ogunquit Museum of American Art

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Address: 543 Shore Road, Ogunquit, ME 03907-3923
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+1 207-646-4909
10:00 - 05:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 05:00

Open May 1- October 31, 10am-5pm daily:

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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Beautiful Art By The Sea

The magnificent setting on the rocky coast overlooking Perkins Cove and the lush and sculpture filled gardens lead you into a small but well curated museum. The focus is American... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2017
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

The magnificent setting on the rocky coast overlooking Perkins Cove and the lush and sculpture filled gardens lead you into a small but well curated museum. The focus is American Art, particularly artists from Maine. There is also a small gift shop if you are looking for less touristy gift or memento from the area. Ogunquit Museum of American Art... More 

Thank Maocr27
washington dc
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Reviewed 23 January 2017

A small (five galleries) museum of mainly Maine and Southern Maine art of the 20th century, including paintings by Jaimie Wyeth. An interesting selection of more obscure art produced by the formerly important Ogunquit School of Art. Pretty gardens with beautiful view of Perkins Cove. Drive carefully through the Ogunquit tourist mobs in season to get here.

Thank mrsagf
Manchester, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 15 December 2016

When you had enough of the crowds on the Marginal Way and Perkins Cove, head over to the Ogunquit Museum for a glimpse of a superb collection by artists with a connection to Maine. It's a small museum with no cafe or gift shop. You come here for the art and a spectacular sculpture garden overlooking the sea. There are... More 

Thank Bill S
Hagerstown, Md., United States
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Reviewed 4 December 2016

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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Reviewed 25 November 2016 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 

Thank barblmac
Kerhonkson, New York
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Reviewed 2 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 

1 Thank Ridgewalkersss
Roslyn Heights, New York
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Reviewed 31 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 

Thank audtiernan
Andover, Massachusetts
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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 

Thank AprilLovesToTravel
Chatham, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 29 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 

1 Thank ChathamMass
Nashville, Tennessee
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Reviewed 26 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

Thank WayneHalper

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