“Charles & Marcia: The Woodburys in Holland” will run Sept. 5 through October. Charles Woodbury was an influential member of the Ogunquit art colony, and founder of the Ogunquit Summer School of Drawing and Painting. Woodbury and his wife, Marcia, also an artist, first visited Holland on their honeymoon and returned several times to paint the Dutch landscape. This exhibition will showcase their work during their travels.
“Emerging Artists: 2013,” will also run Sept. 5 through October. It features the work of three up-and-coming New England artists (they’ve not yet been selected), working in traditional to experimental media. “We’re trying to make the museum more open to contemporary art and living artists,” says Crusan.
We browsed the six galleries, freshly painted, with new floors and lighting, as workers prepared for the museum’s grand 60th-year opening. Outside, we meandered the pocket gardens, landscaped lawns, and rocky ledge that spread across three acres. The gardens’ strategically-placed sculptures were still wrapped in protective canvas, but spring flowers were beginning to pop. We sat on a bench overlooking the cove, and it was easy to imagine a budding artist, brush in hand, painting the inspired scene.
The Ogunquit Museum of American Art 543 Shore Road, 207-646-4909, www.ogunquitmuseum.org
. Daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m., May 8-Oct. 31. Admission $10, seniors and students $9.
Diane Bair and Pamela Wright can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.