The Ogunquit Museum of American Art, located at 543 Shore Road, opened for the season on May 1 with four exhibitions.

The museum is featuring an exhibition of work by artist John Laurent, the son of Robert Laurent, an accomplished artist and one of the founders of the Ogunquit art colony. Laurent grew up in his father’s shadow and went on to become one of Maine’s most accomplished artists and teachers.

This is the first retrospective of Laurent’s work in many years and features early and little-known works on paper and canvas. The exhibit runs through June 22.

The museum is also showing an exhibit, “Recent Acquisitions,” a selection of 300 works in its permanent collection including a painting by artist Mitchell Johnson, “Ogunquit Steiglitz,” oil on canvas. The exhibit is in the Small Gallery and runs through June 15.

Also on display is work by artist Henry Strater, “Arizona Winters, 1933-1938,” in the museum’s Strater Gallery; and “Tradition and Excellence: The OMAA Permanent Collection in the Barn Gallery Associates Wing.” Those exhibits run through Oct. 31.

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