Ogunquit Museum of American Art

543 Shore Road

Presenting Ernest Hemingway & Henry Strater, Bring a book and take a look!

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OGUNQUIT, MAINE, May 2, 2017 –The Ogunquit Museum of American Art (OMAA) is pleased to present a full-season exhibition, Ernest Hemingway and Henry Strater, in the gallery of OMAA founder Henry Strater. In conjunction with this view into the friendship of two “Lost Generation” Americans living in Europe after World War I, OMAA invites visitors to participate in a living installation in which guests may donate a new or used book by or about American writers and artists of the Lost Generation era.

 For this show, the Strater Gallery has been reimagined as an early 20th century reading room in which visitors may leave a favorite volume in the bookshelves and watch as the “collection” develops over the May 1 – October 31 season. Read, browse, join in the discourse, take a docent-led tour, and visit the related WWI-era exhibition, Tradition and Excellence: Art and Ogunquit, 1914 – 1918, in the adjacent Barn Gallery Associates Wing. Book donors will receive a commemorative bookmark depicting Henry Strater’s portrait of Ernest Hemingway from a rare, first edition volume of the author’s 1924 masterpiece, “in our time,” which is on loan to the Museum from Bromer Bookseller’s, Boston.
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Hours of Operation:
The Museum is open May to Oct 31st
10:30 - 5:00 Monday-Saturday
2:00 - 5:00 Sunday

Call 207-646-4909 for scheduling information.

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Directions to the Museum:
From I-95 take exit 4 to Route 1. Take Route 1 north for about 7 miles into Ogunquit.
Turn right off Route 1 onto Bourne Lane (the first street after the Ogunquit Playhouse),
When Bourne Lane meets Shore Road, turn right onto Shore Road.
Go about .5 miles to the Perkins Cove sign, and bear right.
The Museum is .4 miles on the left, at 543 Shore Road. Parking is available.

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Ogunquit Museum of American Art

Ogunquit Museum of American Art

543 Shore Road
Ogunquit, ME 03907

Ogunquit Museum of American Art
Ogunquit Museum of American Art. Now showing: The lost generation. After World War I. Henty Strater ( founder of OMAA, was a friend and fishing buddy of Ernest Hemingway) It's been called "the most beautiful little museum in the world." 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 is surrounded by three acres of landscaped grounds, with a reflecting pool and sculpture gardens. The museum is on Shore Road 1.4 miles south of Ogunquit Square and is on the left.

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