Visit to Winslow Homer’s Studio

Winslow Homer Studio

The Portland Museum of Art has been working several years on restoring Winslow Homer’s studio on Prout’s Neck, south of Portland. The work concluded early this autumn, and visitor’s can now tour the house and grounds through a escorted minibus tour that leaves several times a day in Spring and Fall from the museum. The museum is celebrating the opening of the studio with Weatherbeaten, a major exhibition of Homer’s works that we  discussed in a previous blog post.  The location of the studio is spectacular.

 

Weatherbeaten — Superb New Winslow Homer Exhibit in Portland

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Winslow Homer, Weatherbeaten. Photo courtesy of Portland Museum of Art

The Portland Museum of Art has mounted a comprehensive new exhibit of the later works of Winslow Homer, timed to coincide with the opening of Homer’s restored studio on Prout’s Neck, south of Portland. The 38 major oils, watercolors, and etchings, many of which are dramatic views of the sea from Prout’s Neck, are on loan from museums across the country. The exhibit runs until December 30.  The studio can be visited by guided tour and access is by bus from the museum; reservations must be made in advance. We have scheduled a visit to the studio later in the month and will report on it in a subsequent post.

Two more examples of paintings in the exhibit (click on thumbnail to enlarge):

 

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