Portland Museum of Art Announces Summer Tours of the Winslow Homer Studio

Contact:

Graeme Kennedy
Director of Marketing and Public Relations
Seven Congress Square
Portland, Maine 04101
(207) 699-4887
gkennedy@portlandmuseum.org

May 16, 2013

(Portland, Maine) The Portland Museum of Art (PMA) announced today that the Winslow Homer Studio will be open for tours in the summer. From today through May 30, tickets are available to PMA members only; on May 31, tickets will be available to the general public. Tours of the Studio are offered Mondays and Fridays at 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. during the summer season, which runs June 23 through September 4. Tickets are $55 and $30 for PMA members. Advance reservations are required and can be purchased by calling (207) 775-6148. For more details about the tours, please visit www.portlandmuseum.org. To learn about Winslow Homer Studio hotel packages, visit our website at www.portlandmuseum.org/visit/hotels.

Winslow Homer (1836-1910) spent his final decades living and working in this rustic studio, perched on Maine’s rocky coast, where he created powerful images of crashing surf and humankind’s struggles against the elements-paintings that are widely considered among the greatest masterpieces of American art. Recently renovated and opened for tours in 2012, the Winslow Homer Studio offers visitors an intimate glimpse of Homer’s life and a moving experience of the place that inspired his art. This National Historic Landmark is owned and operated by the Portland Museum of Art.

PMA Information

With an extensive collection and nationally renowned exhibitions, the Portland Museum of Art is the cultural heart of Maine. The PMA boasts significant holdings of American, European, and contemporary art, as well as iconic works from Maine—highlighting the rich artistic tradition of the state and its artists. The museum brings it all to life with unparalleled programming. From special members-only events, Free School Tours, and a commitment to family activities, to PMA Films, curator talks, and exclusive tours of the Winslow Homer Studio—it’s all happening at the PMA.

The museum is located at Seven Congress Square in downtown Portland.

Summer Hours (beginning May 30): Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Thursday and Friday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Winter Hours (through May 29): Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Thursday and Friday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Admission is $15 for adults, $13 for seniors, and $10 for students with I.D. Children 14 and under are always free. Admission is free every Friday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. No admission is required to visit the PMA Café and PMA Store.

Winslow Homer Studio tours are available by reservation. For more information, call (207) 775-6148 or visit portlandmuseum.org. For more information on Your Museum, Reimagined, the PMA’s multiyear project focused on improved access to the museum’s collection, visit portlandmuseum.org/reimagined.
 

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