Rainy Day Activities from Kennebunkport to Portland!

Edward Hooper

With all the rain that we have had this June, we thought we would offer a fine rainy day activity that is located only about 30 miles north of Kennebunkport.

The Portland Museum of Art has an exceptional summer exhibit titled “The Call of The Coast, Art Colonies of New England”.  Their brochure says “Art Colonies in the early 20th century in Cos Cob and Old Lyme, Connecticut and Ogunquit and Monhegan, Maine were inspiration for nationally recognized artists including Childe Hassam, Robert Henri, and George Bellows.  This exhibition chronicles the development of impressionist Connecticut art and modernist Maine art and features 74 works drawn from the collections of the Portland Museum of Art and the Florence Griswold Museum, Old lyme, Connecticut.”  The picture shown above is Edward Hopper’s, “Monhegan Houses, Maine,” circa 1916-1919, oil on panel, 9 x 13 inches.

PMAThe second painting is by George Bellows, United States, 1882-1925
Green Breaker Monhegan

Can’t you feel the power of the ocean in this painting?

The exhibit opens to the public on June 25th and runs through Oct. 12, 2009.  You can be assured that Bev and I will find the time to escape from the Captain Lord Mansion to see this exhibit.  We love paintings of the New England coast, especially Maine!

Your innkeeper, Rick Litchfield

P.S. We have discount tickets to the Museum!