Theater & The Arts Near Piper Shores

Museums Near Piper Shores

Maine is a treasure trove of fine art, cultural artifacts, and natural history. If you love exploring museums and viewing art collections from some of America’s most renowned artists, you will find much to appreciate within easy driving distance of Piper Shores.

Ogunquit Museum of American Art
The Ogunquit Museum of American Art was founded by Lost Generation artist Henry Strater and opened in 1953. OMAA is closely tied to one of the earliest art colonies of the American modernist era and honors Strater’s vision to preserve and showcase American art by mounting innovative modern and contemporary exhibition programs from May through October.

Portland Museum of Art
As the largest art museum in the state of Maine, the Portland Museum of Art serves as a vital cultural resource for all who visit. The Museum’s collection of more than 15,000 objects is housed in three historic and remarkable buildings showcasing three centuries of art and architecture.

Farnsworth Art Museum
The Farnsworth Art Museum offers a nationally recognized collection of American art in its elegantly appointed galleries… Gilbert Stuart, Thomas Sully, Thomas Eakins, Eastman Johnson, Fitz Hugh Lane, Frank Benson, Childe Hassam, Maurice Prendergast… sculptor Louise Nevelson and the works of Andrew, N.C., and Jamie Wyeth –America’s first family of art are represented.

Bates College Museum of Art
The museum offers a wide variety of programming including lectures, visiting artists, workshops, film series, and well-developed education programs. The Museum of Art is a leader in presenting significant exhibitions of contemporary Chinese art, and is recognized as the institution known for introducing important Chinese artists to Maine and Northern New England.

Maine Maritime Museum
The museum is dedicated to promoting an understanding and appreciation of Maine’s maritime heritage and culture. See lighthouses from the water, get an up-close look at Navy vessels under construction at Bath Iron Works, stroll through the country’s only surviving shipyard where large wooden sailing vessels were built, and more.

The Bowdoin College Museum of Art
The Bowdoin Museum of Art is a teaching facility dedicated to keeping its rich collections within immediate reach of Bowdoin students, faculty, scholars, and art lovers. The museum includes antiquities collections, European and American collections, as well as non-Western materials.

The Center for Maine Contemporary Art
CMCA brings Maine’s contemporary arts and artists to the forefront of the arts scene. It strives to engage, enrich, and educate the public, the CMCA audience, and the larger cultural community about Maine’s thriving contemporary art scene and the importance of art in all of our lives.

Colby Museum of Art
The Colby College Museum of Art is a collecting and teaching museum dedicated to the preservation, display, and interpretation of the visual arts. The museum shows works of art from diverse cultures and historical periods, with a focus on American art. It is committed to collecting and exhibiting contemporary art. 

Theater and Music Near Piper Shores

One of the favorite pastimes of the Piper Shores community is enjoying classical music, the theater and concerts. If you love the performing arts, there are many offerings in and around the Portland area that are sure to please the eyes and ears.

Portland Symphony Orchestra
Founded in 1923, the Portland Symphony Orchestra (PSO) is widely regarded as one of the top symphony orchestras of its size in the country. 

Summer Concerts in Mill Creek Park (South Portland)
Each summer, the nearby City of South Portland Maine hosts a summer concert series in the park.

Summer Concerts in the Park (Scarborough)
The Scarborough Maine Chamber of Commerce hosts an annual summer concert in the park series.

Maine State Music Theater
The Maine State Music Theatre offers engaging, live professional performances and outreach opportunities that entertain, educate and enrich lives with power and passion.

Portland Stage Company
Portland Stage Company is Maine’s largest fully professional, nonprofit theater. Founded in 1974, it’s committed to providing the finest productions for audiences in a broad region of Northern New England. 

The Good Theater
Good Theater is dedicated to presenting quality theatrical productions that are entertaining, uplifting, and inspiring, using the best artists available.

Portland Ballet
Founded in 1985, the Portland Ballet Company is a small, classically based company.  It presents acclaimed performances of full-length classics as well as highly regarded contemporary works.

Port Tix
Port Tix offers online ticket purchasing for Merrill Auditorium in Portland.

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