Ogunquit Museum of American Art
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The Ogunquit Museum of American Art (OMAA) is a small art museum located on the coast in Ogunquit, Maine. The museum houses over 3,000 pieces in its permanent collection. It is the only museum in Maine devoted solely to American art.
The museum focuses on modern and contemporary art, and its permanent collection includes paintings, sculpture, graphic arts, photography and new media.
OMAA is located in its original building at 543 Shore Road in Ogunquit, Maine.
Initially founded by Strater as The Museum of Art of Ogunquit, the institution was incorporated on September 18, 1951 with a mission for “the broad educational interests of the public.” Architect Charles Worley of Boston designed the museum to realize the full potential of the site on the coast. Strater commissioned architect Charles S. Worley Jr. to design the building it is housed in. The museum opened its doors to the public on July 25, 1953.
The first exhibition included 121 works by modern artists Marsden Hartley, John Marin, Stuart Davis, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Peggy Bacon, Walt Kuhn, Frances Lamont, Hamilton Easter Field, and William von Schlegel, and was supported with the loan of important works from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art and the Downtown Gallery.
The OMAA houses over 3,000 pieces in its permanent collection. The highlights include:
- Important paintings by Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Walt Kuhn and Marsden Hartley
- A complete set of the graphic works of Jack Levine
- A large assortment of ceramic sculpture by Carl Walters
- Works by Will Barnet, Thomas Hart Benton, Charles Burchfield, William Zorach, Marguerite Zorach, Dahlov Ipcar, Alexander Calder, Edward Hopper, Gaston Lachaise, Roy Lichtenstein, and Reginald Marsh.
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