Maine’s Art Museum Trail
Rugged Beauty Inspires  
Creative Expression through the Art

From the crashing waves upon Maine’s
rocky coast to the peaceful serenity that
abounds in the North Woods, the state’s
unmatched natural beauty has served
as a wellspring for imagination
and creativity for visual artists for
centuries. This is well reflected by
the abundance of venues where art
can be experienced within the state.

The works of acclaimed Maine artists and other notable artists who traveled here
for creative inspiration are on display in the seven art museums that make up the
Maine Art Museum Trail. These museums include:

The Portland Museum of Art is highly regarded for its Winslow Homer
collection as well as an extensive collection of impressionist and post
impressionist works.

The Farnsworth Museum houses an extensive collection of works by three
generations of the Wyeth family and the nation's second-largest collection of
works by 20th-century sculptor Louise Nevelson.

The Ogunquit Museum of American Art was dubbed the “most beautiful little
museum in the world” by Francis Henry Taylor of the Metropolitan Museum of
Art.

The Colby College Museum of Art showcases important American art from the
18th century to the present and displays a significant collection of works by
contemporary artist Alex Katz.

Maine has served and continues to serve as a home or home away from home to
many celebrated artists:

Monhegan Island is home to a 150-year-old art colony that has inspired works
by George Bellows, Edward Hopper, Rockwell Kent, Jamie Wyeth and others.

Perkins Cove in Ogunquit was once considered one of America’s most
distinguished summer art colonies thanks to painter Charles H. Woodbury and
the many artists that traveled here for more than 30 summers to attend his art
school.













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