Dedicated to the preservation, exhibition, and interpretation of American art, the Ogunquit Museum of American Art showcases a wide variety of art pieces dating back to the late 1800s. This museum is a great way for both visitors and locals to experience Maine history. Established in 1953, the Ogunquit Museum of American Art features a burgeoning collection of artwork from the art schools of Hamilton Easter Field as well as Charles Woodbury. This museum has become an important local facility, helping to ensure that a piece of Maine history remains alive and well.
Museum Hours of Operation
The Ogunquit Museum of American Art is open 7 days a week. Days and hours of operation are as follows:
May 1 through October 31
Sunday - Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Admission rates to the Ogunquit Museum of American Art are as follows.
Members of the Ogunquit Museum of American Art receive free admission. There are discounted rates for both seniors and students. All children under the age of 12 are admitted to the museum for free.
Current Admission Rates
Seniors: (60+) $9
Students: (12+) $9
Children (under 12): free
Ogunquit Museum of American Art pictures an extensive collection of artwork from a number of well-known Maine artists, many whom were a part of the Ogunquit art colonies. The art collection at Ogunquit Museum of American Art also features American art from a number of popular artists such as Isabella Howland and Bernard Langlais, Eliot O’Hara, Henry Strater, and Carl Walters.
The museum also has a permanent collection of artwork from popular artists from the Ogunquit art colonies. Some of these artists include Hamilton Easter Field, Edward Betts and Robert Laurent.
In addition to featuring artists local to Maine, the Ogunquit Museum of American Art also features a permanent collection of artwork from a number of American artists, such as Marguerite and William Zorach, Peggy Bacon, Charles Burchfield, Walt Kuhn, and Marsden Hartley.
Museum visitors can keep abreast of a variety of events happening at the Ogunquit Museum of American Art. From garden events featuring a specific artist showcasing sculpture art to upcoming dates for various exhibitions, there are a variety of things to see and do at the Ogunquit Museum of American Art.
More detailed information about upcoming events is available on the Ogunquit Museum of American Art website.
The Ogunquit Museum of American Art offers group tours for groups of over 10 people. Guided group tours last about 45 minutes and include a comprehensive tour of the museum as well as an opportunity for visitors to stop by the gift shop to peruse and purchase unique art items. It is highly recommended that group tours be scheduled in advance so that all groups can receive the attention of a qualified docent guide.
More information about group tours and special pricing for such tours is available on the Ogunquit Museum of American Art website.
Ogunquit Museum of American Art is the perfect location for any special occasion or event. With both indoor and outdoor venue space, there are several options to choose from when planning an event at the museum. Guests can enjoy hosting an event amongst beautiful artwork, outside with the sculpture garden, and even by the sea on the private lawn.
Interested parties are encouraged to contact the Ogunquit Museum of American Art for more information on facility rentals at (207) 646-4909.
Ogunquit Museum of American Art, 543 Shore Road, Ogunquit, ME 03907, Phone: 207-646-4909
(Last Updated on September 19, 2017)