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The Maine Art Gallery in Wiscasset

Mission Statement

Founded in 1958, the Maine Art Gallery is a non-profit 501C-3 organization dedicated to the
advancement of the visual arts through exhibitions and educational programs.

We are excited to share the revitalized Maine Art Gallery in Wiscasset. The board of directors is always working to make each season of programs and events a successful one. We plan out each season a full year or two in advance. And we rely on memberships and donations, so please join today!


The Maine Art Gallery was founded in 1958 by Wiscasset resident Mildred Burrage. In her search for a building with abundant natural light, she found the Old Academy Building which was in need of renovation – just her expertise! 

Mildred Burrage (1890 – 1983) was one of Maine's most creative artists. She trained in France, Brittany, Rome and Venice. Burrage’s body of work was continually evolving and included a wide range of subjects and substance. Burrage produced historical maps, European landscapes, posters for the U.S. Military, portraits, illustrations for Kenneth Robert's novels, sculpture, and finally abstract mica paintings inspired by Jackson Pollack.


Over the years, a stunning array of artists have exhibited at the gallery: Gene Klebe, Peter Cook, John Follinsbee, Vincent Hartigan, Dahlov Ipcar, Lillian Hale, William Goadby Lawrence, Morris Levine, John Lorence, Olive Metcalf, Louise Nevelson, Waldo Pierce, Henry Varnum Poore, Frederick Rockwell, Jason Schoener, William and Stell Shevis, Laurence Sisson, Warren Spaulding, Ernest Thompson, William Thon, Andrew Winter, Andrew Wyeth and William Zorach.

The Maine Art Gallery is supported by membership and donations. Please join today!

Early board members including Mildred Burrage, Dahlov Ipcar, Marguerite Zorach, and Lillian Hale created a gallery devoted to artists working in Midcoast Maine.

The home of Maine Art Gallery is the Old Wiscasset Academy.  The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Buildings.

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