The Ogunquit Museum of American Art Turns 70 This Fall

On an exposed granite ledge overlooking Perkins Cove perches the Ogunquit Museum of American Art (OMAA). Southern Maine’s modernist gem of whitewashed cinderblock, stone lintels, repurposed wood ceiling beams, and glass is celebrating 70 years with a number of concurrent … Continue reading

Curtis Memorial Library Makes Way for Robert McCloskey

The first time Robert McCloskey (1914–2003) explored the possibility of creating children’s books, he had the great fortune of being rejected by May Massee. Massee, an editor at Viking Press at the time, essentially told McCloskey, “Come back when you’ve … Continue reading

A 100th Birthday Tour for Ashley Bryan

When the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Madison opened its doors in 1946, the founders contacted schools around the country to recruit the best young art students to this unique new summer residency. The Cooper Union in New … Continue reading

Gallery Gains

70 Main — Thomaston Within the town of Thomaston, several large green spaces provide a sense of freshness along Route 1. Between the closely spaced blocks of the town a visitor can catch glimpses of their surprising breadth. Situated in one … Continue reading


When Winslow Myers was a senior at Philips Exeter Academy, he made a clay portrait bust of Ernest Hemingway. A cast was poured with “molten linotype metal” repurposed from the local community newspaper, and the resulting sculpture was juried into … Continue reading

Louise Nevelson

The intimate top-floor gallery of the Farnsworth Art Museum currently houses Louise Nevelson: Dawn to Dusk, an exhibition guest curated by Suzette McAvoy and drawn from the Farnsworth’s extensive Nevelson holdings, most of which were gifted to the museum by … Continue reading