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OMAA Art By The Sea Auction

By Lisa Aubin Chair, 2020 Art By The Sea Auction & Fundraiser  If you know Ogunquit, you know our beautiful town features amazing restaurants, retail shops, lodging establishments, sandy beaches, scenic spots like the Marginal Way, and a reputation for warm hospitality (fun fact: Ogunquit has hosted a number of celebrities as well, including a young Bette Davis, who was a lifeguard here in 1926,…

In Remembrance: Arnie Ginsburg

OMAA’s Board of Directors is saddened to report the passing of a past board member and longtime friend of the museum. Arnie “Woo Woo” Ginsburg passed away at age 93 on June 26, 2020. After a successful career in radio (Arnie was inducted into the Massachusetts Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 2008), he retired to…

OMAA Online: ARTifacts – Charles Woodbury: Open Studio #2

Welcome back to OMAA Online and our Artifacts Series! OMAA Curator and Collections Manager Ruth Greene-McNally takes you through Charles Woodbury: Open Studio, an installation re-imagining Woodbury’s workspace as it appeared in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Founder of the  Ogunquit Summer School of Drawing and Painting, Woodbury is  credited with establishing Ogunquit’s reputation…

OMAA Online: ARTifacts – Vanitas Vita Beauty & Brevity

Welcome back to OMAA Online and our Artifacts Series! Today, artist Kathleen Speranza creates a floral arrangement with Curator and Collections Manager Ruth Greene-McNally. Set against the backdrop of “Vanitas Vita: Kathleen Speranza,” OMAA’s current exhibition of Speranza’s ethereal floral still-life paintings, the artist discusses her work, its relationship to 17th-century Dutch vanitas paintings and…

Challenges of Reopening are Hanging on the Walls

If everything goes as planned, there will be many more than six Emily Nelligan drawings on the freshly painted yellow walls of the Long Gallery when the Ogunquit Museum of American Art opens its doors for the season on July 1.

OMAA Online: ARTifacts – Abstract Art for Younger Audiences

Welcome back to OMAA Online and our Artifacts Series! Today, join OMAA Curator and Collections Manager Ruth Greene-McNally as she discusses a Cubist-inspired watercolor painting by Romare Bearden. In celebration of the close of the school year, the video includes an outdoor drawing exercise appropriate for younger audiences.

Could There Be a More Difficult Time to Become an Arts Leader?

Other new hires include Jaynelle Hazard, director at the Greater Reston Arts Center in Reston, Va.; Amanda Lahikainen at the Ogunquit Museum of American Art in Maine; and Matthew Clarke at the Design Trust for Public Space in Manhattan. Becca Hoffman is the new managing director of three art fairs — in Aspen, Chicago and Palm Springs.

OMAA Online: ARTifacts Kathleen Speranza Vanitas Vita

Welcome back to OMAA Online and our ARTifacts Series. Today’s behind-the-scenes tour explores the connection between 17th- century Dutch vanitas paintings and the still life florals of contemporary artist Kathleen Speranza. Enjoy this curator-led, installation preview and be sure to share your questions and thoughts in the comment line. “Vanitas Vita: Kathleen Speranza” opens to the public on July 1st along with “Light Southerly: Henry Strater in Verde Valley“; The View from Narrow Cove”; “Charles Woodbury: Open Studio” ;“Nocturne: Emily Nelligan” and “After Party: Andy Rosen.”

Charles Demuth and William Carlos Williams Figure 5

A major advocate of cubist-influenced Precisionism, Charles Demuth’s celebrated industrial landscapes established his career as a Modernist. Yet Demuth achieved equal regard for his poetic still-life florals, primarily painted in watercolor. Most of Demuth’s florals were created at his Lancaster, Pennsylvania home from gardens tended by the artist and his mother. The still lifes represent the peak of his career between 1915-1920.

OMAA Online: ARTifacts – Light Southerly Crossword Puzzle

Welcome to OMAA Online! Today, as part of our ARTifacts Series, OMAA Online is sharing a curator-led crossword game suitable for younger viewers and art lovers alike. We hope you will join us as we continue to share gallery tours, works of art, themed stories from the collection, and behind-the-scenes tours of exhibition installation.

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