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Ogunquit celebrates 60 years, with highlights from permanent collection and Warhol exhibit featuring rare images

Posted by Hilary Nangle  July 29, 2013 07:28 AM

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IMG_4091.jpg"Andy Warhol: American Icon," on view at the Ogunquit Museum of American Art through Sept. 1, includes not only 12 original works by the famed artist but also more than 60 photographic images of him that never have been previously exhibited. The images by photographer Pat Hackett depict Warhol in everyday scenes as well as with celebrities such as Mick Jagger, Joan Crawford, and Jackie Kennedy. Captions and commentary by Hackett help bring each moment to life.

IMG_4073.jpgAlso on view is "Sixty Works–60 Years," in celebration of the museum's 60th anniversary season. The exhibition,which continues through Oct. 31, features 60 of the most important works in the museum's permanent collection. Among these are "The Cliff" by Charles Woodbury, "First Bridge, Perkins Cove" by Hamilton Easter Field, "Sleeping Girl" by Walt Kuhn, "Still Life with Eel" by Marsden Hartley, "Alaskan Sunrise" by Rockwell Kent," "North Wind in March" by Charles Burchfield, and "The Bowery Drunks" by Reginald Marsh.

IMG_4058.jpgThe Ogunquit Museum of American Art has a spectacular oceanfront setting near Perkins Cove. It is surrounded by sculpture gardens featuring works by William Zorach, Cabot Lyford, Bernard Langlais, and Robert Laurent, among others. It's open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily through Oct. 31. Admission is $10 adults, $9 seniors and students.

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