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The Museum's Sculpture Court looks out over the Atlantic Ocean.

All about the Ogunquit Museum of American Art

The oceanside entry to the Museum



The Victory Garden



A view of the Museum interior



A view of a Museum gallery



A view of a Museum gallery



A sculpture on the grounds of the Museum

The five photos immediately above are courtesy of Accent Magazine


News and Press Releases

For recent OMAA news click here to visit the Museum News page.

The Mission

Celebrating its artistic heritage and origins in Ogunquit's art colonies, the Ogunquit Museum of American Art engages and educates a diverse audience by acquiring, preserving, exhibiting, and interpreting American art.

The Artwork

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. Learn more on our Permanent Collection page.

The Building

Upon entering the Museum, visitors look directly through the glass wall of its main gallery to the dramatic coast, the ocean, and the far horizon. The Museum building has grown since its founding in 1953 to approximately 7,500 square feet.

The Ogunquit Museum of American Art is located at 543 Shore Road, Ogunquit, Maine. See this page for hours and directions for the Ogunquit Museum of American Art.

The Shop at the Museum

The Museum Shop is open during regular museum hours and offers hundreds of fine art reproductions and gift items.

The Grounds

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.

The People

Hundreds of members support the Museum, as well as a hardworking staff, board, and volunteers. Visit this page to learn about the rest of the Museum Staff and its Board of Directors. Visit this page to become a member.

Art by the Sea

Since its inception in 2005, the OMAA’s annual auction event has become the social event of the season, and has raised nearly a quarter of a million dollars to benefit the Museum’s General Operating Fund. Last year's event was attended by almost 200 bidders and art lovers. Click here to read more about it.

Group Tours

Group tours, bus tours and school groups are always welcome. Click here to learn more on our Group Tours page.

Weddings, Meetings, and Conferences

The Museum is available for rent for weddings, meetings and conferences. Click here to learn more on our Facilities Rentals page.

The Museum is a member of the Maine Art Museum Trail. Visit www.maineartmuseums.org for more information.




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