OGUNQUIT – The Ogunquit Museum of American Art has been awarded a $25,000 grant from the Davis Family Foundation. The grant is in support of Windows to the Future, an initiative that will allow enhanced management over UV light and climate control of the Museum’s mid-century modern building. These building improvements will increase opportunities for more diverse art loans, as well as improve the stunning view of the ocean and Narrow Cove.

“This generous grant will allow us to realize our vision of modernizing one of our most popular spaces in the Museum,” said Amanda Lahikainen, executive director of Ogunquit Museum of American Art. “We look forward to sharing our enhanced galleries as we welcome visitors in the spring and throughout the season.”

In addition to the $25,00 grant from the Davis Foundation, OMAA has also recently received a gift of $5,000 from the Libra Foundation and a $2,500 grant from the Fisher Charitable Foundation. OMAA will open for the season on Sunday, May 1, and will remain open through Oct. 31. For additional information on exhibitions and events, please visit ogunquitmuseum.org.  

The Davis Family Foundation is a public charitable foundation established by Phyllis C. Davis and H. Halsey Davis of Falmouth, to support educational, medical and cultural/arts organizations located primarily in Maine. The Foundation was established following Mr. Davis’ retirement as president and chairman of Shaw’s Supermarkets, Inc. Their overriding goal for the Foundation was simple and straightforward: “to make grants where they will do the most good and where our gifts make a real difference.” The Foundation has provided more than $63.5 million in grants since its grantmaking activities began in 1986.The Ogunquit Museum of American Art was founded by Lost Generation artist Henry Strater and opened in 1953. Closely tied to one of the earliest art colonies of the American modernist art movement, OMAA today houses a permanent collection of important paintings, sculpture, drawings, prints, and photographs from the late 1800s to the present. The museum honors Strater’s vision to preserve and showcase American art by mounting innovative modern and contemporary exhibition programs each year from May through October. OMAA and its three-acre seaside sculpture gardens overlook Narrow Cove and the Atlantic Ocean. Learn more at www.ogunquitmuseum.org.