The Winslow Homer Studio Campaign
In 2006, the Portland Museum of Art acquired the Winslow Homer Studio, where the great American artist Winslow Homer (1836-1910) lived and painted many of his masterpieces from 1883 until his death.
The Studio and the surrounding grounds are currently closed to the public while construction and restoration projects take place. The Studio will open to the public in September 2012.
One of the most significant locations in the history of American art, the renovated Winslow Homer Studio will be used to celebrate the artist's life, to encourage scholarship on Homer, and to educate audiences to appreciate the artistic heritage of Winslow Homer and Maine.
To date the Museum's national capital campaign has raised $8.5 million toward a $10.5 million goal to support the acquisition, preservation, interpretation, and endowment of the Studio. The restoration is not only a nationally revelant American art endeavor, but it will have a transformative effect on the Museum's campus as well. With the successful completion of the Campaign, the Museum will enjoy nation exposure, a broader membership base, innovative educational programs, and the reconfiguration of the Museum's permanent collection under a newly endowed curator of American art.
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