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The Fall Into Paradise

Celebrate Ogunquit as an ‘Artist Colony’ and experience the Ogunquit Museum of American Art, the only museum in Maine devoted exclusively to the exhibition, preservation, and interpretation of American art.  Starting July 12, Bill Viola: The Fall Into Paradisea digital cinema installation that renders the human experience in a dramatic wash of water, light, and sound will be exhibiting at the museum. Viola’s work offers a meditation on the instance of transcendental and spiritual breakthrough, tracing the artist’s continuing search for consciousness and empirical knowledge through art. Viola is a leading American artist and pioneering figure in video and the moving image.


This installation marks the artist’s first exhibition in Maine and its presentation – immediately next to the sea – promises a compelling and profound experience. The show, organized by the Ogunquit Museum of American Art with the important assistance of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, is generously supported by the Cliff House.


As you begin your own journey in paradise at Cliff House Maine, we invite you to experience The Fall Into Paradise.  


“The Fall Into Paradise” at Cliff House Maine

  • Overnight stay at Cliff House Maine, near Ogunquit, one of the earliest Artist Colonies in America
  • Tickets to Ogunquit Museum of American Art, featuring  Bill Viola’s, “The Fall Into Paradise”
  • One-Year Annual Household Membership for Two (two adults for one year, children 12 and under free)

If you stay at Cliff House over August 7, you can join the Curator’s Talk about Bill Viola at Ogunquit Museum of American Art.




Bill Viola (b. 1951), “The Fall Into Paradise,” 2005, single-channel video installation, high definition, color, sound; 09:58 minutes, Smithsonian American Art Museum, copyright 2005, Bill Viola, museum purchase through the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment, 2012.56

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