Ogunquit Museum-American Art, Ogunquit

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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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  • August 13, 2017
    Great collection, wonderful grounds, easy to relate to docents, and some interesting quirks like the reading room.  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    More than ten times have we have visited this charming little museum. The visual art is beautiful, the staff is warm and welcoming, and the views of the Maine coast is spectacular. If you have the tim...  more »
  • August 7, 2017
    The gardens are beautiful! I especially enjoyed those behind the gallery, on the cliff overlooking the water. Beautiful, even in the rain! Plan to return on a better day. The gallery itself is small, ...  more »
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  • May 26, 2017
    Cool place for everyone. They have some cool looking sculptural behind the museum. And there are some cool rocks behind it too. You can climb on them. And they have an amazing view of the ocean.
  • July 3, 2017
    Really enjoyed our visit at the museum. Beautiful grounds and engaging variety of art!
  • June 14, 2017
    Unique place. Off the beaten path.
  • April 9, 2016
    Excellent museum! Beautiful grounds, sculpture garden and siting. Not to be missed.
  • June 14, 2017
    Fantastic!

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Main Street holds the heart of the action in Ogunquit, and most of the town's inns, bed and breakfasts, and hotels sit on this street or close to it. A handful of establishments line Beach Street, which provides access to the town's highly regarded stretch of sand. You'll find additional bed and breakfasts as well as numerous vacation rentals in the form of houses, condominiums, and cottages in the area between Main Street and Israel Head Road on the coast. This area takes you away from the bustle of the center of town but still provides convenient access to Ogunquit Beach to the north and Perkins Cove--a small marina featuring a few restaurants and lobster shacks--to the south.
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