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Ogunquit Museum-American Art, Ogunquit

(4.4/5 based on 320+ reviews on the web)
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.

Visitors are invited to enjoy the Museum grounds, three acres of landscaped gardens, lawn and oceanfront ledge. The grounds include numerous large sculptures, a reflecting pool, and secluded benches for quiet contemplation.
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  • 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 art...  more »
  • 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 i...  more »
  • 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...  more »
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  • Excellent museum! Beautiful grounds, sculpture garden and siting. Not to be missed.
  • The Ogunquit Museum is one of the great small museums in the US Northeast, and is a beautiful showcase of the long, rich tradition of significant 19th and 20th century artists who've made the Maine region home or placed it at the center of their work. My wife and I make a visit (or two) a high priority when we visit Ogunquit in the summer, and never fail to come away grateful for the experience. And that's to say nothing of the beautiful setting and view. The shortcomings of a volunteer museum docent or a volunteer desk attendant on a given day can't be written off, but at the same time, the museum experience itself should not be condemned because of that. Otherwise you'd have a heckuva time finding a museum of any stature anywhere in the western world that hits the perfect mark 75% of the time. And if someone's four-year old can do the equivalent of half of it, there's always the other half to enjoy and learn from.
  • Wonderful varied art in a beautiful setting
  • Cool place for everyone
  • Half of it my 4-year old can do. I don't care about the artist expressing themselves through their phony "art"... just give me excellence, not crap that passes as art.