Yesterday was a cool somewhat rainy June day in Maine; perfect for my first visit of the season to the small gem of a museum, the Ogunquit Museum of American Art. Although the weather was not conducive to viewing the beautiful outdoor sculpture gardens, the inside exhibitions were great. Currently there are four exhibitions - The View from Narrow Cove; This Side of Paradise: American Artists of the Paris Salon; Steve Hawley: Studio Light and Surrounded: Sampling Burchfield's Wallpaper. The surprise of my visit was the Charles Burchfield (1893-1967) exhibit. As I was planning my visit, I did not think that a wallpaper exhibit would be all that interesting. Wrong. It was fascinating and definitely worth seeing. The Burchfield exhibit closes on July 8th, so try to see it soon. Last summer the Ogunquit Art Museum had a wonderful exhibition of selections from Dahlov Ipcar's 1939 solo exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art. This summer (opening July 14th) the museum will feature drawings and paintings by Lois Dodd who was part of the group of influential painters who began coming to Maine in the 1950's, including Neil Welliver and Alex Katz.
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