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The Ogunquit Museum of American Art houses a collection of American art including paintings, sculptures, drawings, and photographs ranging from the late 1800s to present. Reflecting the community's roots, the museum also showcases a selection of works from the Ogunquit art colony. After admiring intriguing artwork, visitors can explore the museum shop for fine-art reproductions to take home or head outside and wander through 3 acres of landscaped gardens with a view of the ocean.

543 Shore Rd
Ogunquit,
ME
US

Established: Before 1950

Staff Size: 2?10 people

Average Duration of Services: 30?60 minutes

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Parking: Free street parking

Recommended Age Group: All ages

Q&A with the Executive Director

In his lifetime, William Lord amassed something of a treasure horde, including artwork, furniture, and articles of business. When he died in 1873, he left behind a fortune considered the greatest in Kennebunk, including several pieces of real estate. In 1936, Lord's old general store building came into the possession of his great-granddaughter, Edith Cleaves Barry. She decided to use the building as a museum, exploring the area's history through the lens of her family's story and possessions. The museum quickly grew to occupy other nearby buildings, all dating from between 1810 and 1860, and their architectural elements and antiques became the centerpiece of Brick Store Museum.

Today, the museum houses exhibits in six galleries spread throughout the buildings. Many of the exhibits feature interactive elements, and all tell the story of regional history, whether through photography, artwork, artifacts, or ghosts who can talk.

117 Main St.
Kennebunk,
ME
US