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Ogunquit Museum-American Art, Ogunquit

Categories: Art Museums, Museums
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4.3/5 based on 300+ 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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  • Interesting history of how Ogunquit became an artists' colony. Impressive display of original art and sculpture. Setting is directly on coast. 
  • Thoughtful collection of featured American artists. Wonderful sculpture garden overlooking the cove and Atlantic ocean. Short walk from Perkins Cove. Dedicated and attentive staff. 
  • First and foremost 4 stars because I honestly thought it would be bigger. That said, I will say that I'm an avid museum goer and a Jamie Wyeth junkie. I wish there was MORE Jamie exhibited, but what w...  read more »
  • Wonderful varied art in a beautiful setting
  • 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.
  • Cool place for everyone
  • Excellent museum! Beautiful grounds, sculpture garden and siting. Not to be missed.
  • Great exhibits but... so not friendly to anyone who cannot climb endless stairs. as i was bringing my 91 year old dad through the front doors NO ONE helped us. The woman at the door just stood there as I balanced. Never would I recommend anyone going there.
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