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Preview Reception and Gala Fundraiser for Andy Warhol: American Icon Saturday, July 13th

Ron Crusan

Thank you to everyone who made our Warhol Preview Party and Fundraiser a success on July 13th! Read more about it here and watch a slideshow of photobooth photos. Learn more about the Andy Warhol: American Icon exhibition here.

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Five Questions for Ron Crusan, Director

Ron Crusan

In the July issue of Maine Travel Maven, Hilary Nagle has written an article, "Five Questions: Ron Crusan, Director, Ogunquit Museum of Art," that is an excellent introduction to the Museum and the Ogunquit Art Colony. In it Ron discusses the founding of the Museum, how the present Warhol show got started, and lists some of the treasures in the Museum's Permanant Collection. Click here to read the article. In the photo: OMAA director Ron Crusan stands between The Cliff by Charles Woodbury, and First Bridge, Perkins Cove by Hamilton Easter Field. (photo by Maine Travel Maven)

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NYMAG.com Features OMAA Warhol Show

Ron Crusan
Andy Warhol and Dolly Parton, photograph by Pat Hackett

On June 3rd, NYMAG.com published an article on OMAA's upcoming Andy Warhol American Icon show: "First Looks: Andy Warhol ‘American Icon’ Exhibit." The show, which will open July 14th, features 50 to 60 never-before-shown-in-public Warhol photographs, six of which are featured in a slideshow in the article. Read more about the show on our Exhibitions page.

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Picture This! Grant-Funded Educational Program Brings 140 Kindergarteners to OMAA

Phyllis Giordano and students
Phyllis Giordano and students at OMAA.
 

140 students from the kindergarten classes of York’s Village Elementary School visited the Museum as part of a comprehensive cross-curricular program called Picture This!, developed by OMAA docent leader Phyllis Giordano and funded by a grant from the York Education Foundation. Using works from the Museum’s Permanent Collection, students were able to learn about the natural environment through a variety of perspectives. Working closely with teachers, Giordano developed lesson plans and a training program for volunteers to help them implement the program in the classroom. Students were led through the galleries by Museum docents, their teachers and program volunteers.

We thank Phyllis Giordano for her leadership and initiative on this project and all the volunteers and teachers who helped to make it possible. We hope this wonderful platform will be replicated and expanded to other schools and age groups.

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Boston Globe Article Praises OMAA

An April 28th article in The Boston Globe, "Ogunquit Museum of American Art turns 60" praises OMAA, saying:

"We browsed the six galleries, freshly painted, with new floors and lighting, as workers prepared for the museum’s grand 60th-year opening. Outside, we meandered the pocket gardens, landscaped lawns, and rocky ledge that spread across three acres. The gardens’ strategically-placed sculptures were still wrapped in protective canvas, but spring flowers were beginning to pop. We sat on a bench overlooking the cove, and it was easy to imagine a budding artist, brush in hand, painting the inspired scene."

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New York Post Article Features OMAA Warhol Show

Ron Crusan

Andy Warhol and Pat Hackett, photograph by Patrick McMullan, painting by Richard Bernstein.

An April 27th article in the New York Post, "Warhol's Secret Pages, Pics" mentions the upcoming OMAA "Andy Warhol: American Icon" show. The show, which will open July 14th, features never-before-shown-in-public Warhol photographs.

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Bernard Langlais Animal Sculptures Are Being Restored

Langlais restoration video still

This past winter, three of Bernard Langlais' large wooden animal sculptures that normally reside on the OMAA's grounds were removed for restoration. Funds for the restoration were provided in part by the Bernard Langlais Fund, the Warren Memorial Foundation, and by the Museum's White Glove Art Restoration Fund. Preservation Timber Framing of Berwick, Maine, is working on the Lion, the Bear and the Horse in the Field. Read more about the restoration in this article in the Portland Press Herald, which is where the video above is from. You can see many photos of the restoration and watch a slideshow on the Preservation Timber Framing website.

Bernard Langlais' Rhinoceros   New to the Museum's collection is Langlais' Rhinoceros, which just recently took up residence in our upper parking area. That's it to the left. Come visit us and see all the Langlais animal sculptures in person.

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Welcome to Our New Board of Directors for 2013

Ron Crusan  

Welcome to new board members Diana Joyner of Ogunquit, David Mallen of North Andover, Massachusetts, Gale Morgan of York Harbor, Andy Verzosa of Portland, and Michael Zamojski of Boston.

In the photo at left (click on it to see it bigger): Front row, from left, Nicholas Strater, Timothy Ellis, Director Emeritus, and Michael Kenslea, Director Emeritus. Second row, David Mallen, Louesa Merrill Gillespie, Diana Joyner, Susan Day Meffert, Michael Zamojski, Susan Kress Hamilton and George Friese, Back row, Andres Verzosa and Carole Aaron. Missing from the photo are Barry Kean, Mark Connolly and Gale Morgan.

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Walt Kuhn's Sleeping Girl Travels to NYC Exhibition

DC Moore Walt Kuhn show

One of OMMA's prized artworks, Walt Kuhn's Sleeping Girl, was on loan to the DC Moore Gallery in New York last winter for their "Walt Kuhn: American Modern" show. (See this artwork on the left in the photo above, and at the top of our Exhibitions page.) Read about the exhibition in this New York Times article. Come and see Sleeping Girl yourself in our "60 Works — Sixty Years" show that opens May 8th.

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