Escaping it All on the Maine Art Museum Trail by Julia Spencer-Fleming

The past week has been fun, frantic…and undeniably stressful. The upcoming weeks aren’t looking any better, with holiday planning and shopping and socializing, with midterms and finals and end-of-quarter reports. So this post is going to be very light on words and concepts. Instead, we’re going to take a tour of Maine’s best art museums. Best of all? You don’t have to fight the traffic on Route 1.

First stop: The Ogunquit Museum of American Art.

Charles H. Woodbury, Deco Wave (Dancing Wave),1914













Charles Burchfield, Charles Railroad in November, 1953










Head a short way north to the Portland Museum of Art…

Winslow Homer, Weatherbeaten, 1894










Philip Barter, "Moonrise Mt. Katahdin", 2004













…and then up the coast to the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

Joseph Blackburn, James Bowdoin II and Elizabeth Bowdoin, 1760








Juan Gomez, Figure and Leaves, 2009











Inland to Lewiston, we come to the Bates College Museum of Art….

Joel Babb, Powers on the River - Androscoggin Ariel, 1995

Andrea Sulzer, untitled (detail), 2011

Then back to the coast for what may be Maine’s most well-known museum, the Farnsworth.

James Fitzgerald, Fishermen, 1923












Walter Lofthouse Dean, On the Deep Sea, 1901

Northward to the Colby College of Art…

Rockwell Kent, Monhegan, Maine, c. 1950

Edward Hopper, House with a Big Pine, 1935












…and finally, we end at the University of Maine Museum of Art in Bangor.














Katherine Bradford, Whaling Painting, 2008









Ahhh. Don’t you feel more relaxed? I do. Who’s up for a cup of tea at the museum cafe?

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4 Responses to Escaping it All on the Maine Art Museum Trail by Julia Spencer-Fleming

  1. Deanna says:

    I loved this tour!

  2. Sammie says:

    I loved this tour. Thank you.

  3. VIcki Doudera says:

    FUN! I want that Edward Hopper…

  4. M.J. Rose says:

    Love this as at heart I my real passion is art.

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