Wednesday, July 23, 2014
The Ogunquit Museum of American Art is indeed a hidden gem. Although I have visited the Barn Gallery in Ogunquit many times, yesterday's trip to this museum, sitting at the edge of Perkins Cove, was a first for me. Many of the pieces found within highlighted artists from the once thriving Ogunquit art colony. There is a small collection of Wyeth's here, however Andrew's watercolors are a favorite of Elenka's, and they caught her eye. For me, the wooden sculptures of Maine treasure, Bernard Langlais (1921-1977), was the centerpiece of the exhibit. I recently watched a video and read an article about the monumental undertaking of cataloging all his work, in wood and on paper. Exciting news too. The grounds of his home and expansive studio in Cushing, Maine is going to be opening to the public this fall. It has always been exciting to drive by his home and scan the grounds for all the animals and humans.
He even has captured President Nixon, with arms extended high above his head and both hands showing the 'V for victory sign'.
Kind of Churchillian.
"I am not a crook."