The Ogunquit Museum of American Art is located in Ogunquit, Maine, just a short drive down the coast from our Kennebunkport B&B. “Ogunquit” means “beautiful place by the sea” in the language of the Abenaki people, who are native to southern Maine. The name is quite appropriate as the area is nothing if not an excellent example of how beautiful the Maine coast can be.
The village of Ogunquit was the site of a thriving art colony in the early 20th century. The Ogunquit Museum of American Art was a direct response to those times and holds an extensive collection of works by associated artists.
The museum’s focus is on modern and contemporary paintings, sculpture, graphic arts, photography, and new media. Highlights of the permanent collection include a large collection of Carl Walters’ ceramic sculpture, a complete set of Jack Levine’s graphic works, and important paintings by Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Walt Kuhn, and Marsden Hartley.
The diverse collection also includes works from Will Barnet, Thomas Hart Benton, Charles Burchfield, William Zorach, Marguerite Zorach, Dahlov Ipcar, Alexander Calder, Edward Hopper, Gaston Lachaise, Roy Lichtenstein, and Reginald Marsh.
Ogunquit Museum of American Art
543 Shore Road, Ogunquit, ME 03907
Open 7 days a week, 10am to 5pm, May 1st through October 31st, 2019
The museum is nestled in Ogunquit’s Narrow Cove and surrounded by three acres of oceanfront sculpture gardens. Learn more with a visit to the Ogunquit Museum website. You can also follow the museum on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Art at the Inns
May 18, 2019 from 1-5pm
Art fans will also enjoy the upcoming Kennebunkport Art at the Inns event. Art at the Inns sees six of Kennebunkport’s historic Inns hosting a local artist. Guests enjoy drinks and light fare at as they meet the artists and view their work at the inns. Those who make it to all six inns will not only have a great evening, they’ll be eligible to win an iPad.
Captain Jefferds Inn is proud to be hosting an artist for this wonderful event. We’re also currently offering a Kennebunkport lodging special for a good cause:
Hospitality for Habitat Lodging Special
From April 15th until May 16th, donate $35 to “Habitat for Humanity” and enjoy one of our 4, high-end rooms at half price. This is the 10th year in a row that we have joined in this annual Hospitality for Habitat event.
Learn more and reap the benefit of a good deed with this special.