Weatherbeaten: Winslow Homer and Maine – at the Portland Museum!

WEATHERBEATEN: Winslow Homer and Maine. What a show this will be and it all begins T O M O R R O W ! If you happen to be in the Portland, Maine area anywhere between September 22, 2012 and December 30, 2012 you might want to pop in to see a chance of a lifetime exhibit! You also have the option to check out Winslow Homer’s studio! Ticket information below…

“One of the Best Museum Shows of 2012” – Fodors.com

From the Portland Museum website:

To celebrate the opening of the newly renovated Winslow Homer Studio at Prouts Neck, the Portland Museum of Art presentsWeatherbeaten: Winslow Homer and Maine. This extraordinary exhibition showcases more than 35 masterpieces that the great American artist Winslow Homer (1836-1910) created during the final decades of his life, when he lived and worked in Maine. Inspired by the rugged beauty and changeable weather along the coast at Prouts Neck, Homer painted powerful marine narratives and seascapes that capture the specificity of place with vivid intensity, while also investigating existential themes of life and death, of humankind’s relationship with the natural world. Highly admired for their originality and sense of authenticity, these paintings helped to establish an iconic image of the New England coast in the national imagination-one that endures to the present day.

Weatherbeaten provides a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore the range and complexity of Homer’s most critically acclaimed works. The featured paintings, watercolors, and etchings are drawn from private collections and museums throughout the country-including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (Philadelphia), the Smithsonian American Art Museum (Washington, D.C.), and the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute (Williamstown, Massachusetts). The Portland Museum of Art is the only venue for this important exhibition.

Tickets to the Exhibition-Please call, (207) 775-6148. 

  • Advance reservations are recommended. Members receive FREE tickets and admission is based on level of membership. Click here for ticket details for members. Not a member?  Join Today »
  • Advance reservations are recommended for the public. There is a $5 special exhibition surcharge added to each adult admission.
  • Adult groups tours: Tours must be a minimum of 10 people to receive the group rate of $10 per person. An additional $25 flat fee will be applied for a Docent led tour. Tour time slots are available at 2:15 p.m. and 3:15 p.m., Mon. through Sun. Reservations are required and tours are limited. For tickets, please call (207) 775-6148. 

Corporate sponsorship is provided by Bank of America. Foundation support is provided by The Henry Luce Foundation and by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts. Media support is provided by WCSH 6, The Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram, and the Maine Public Broadcasting Network. This exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.

Winslow Homer’s Studio

Catch you back here tomorrow!

Images: PortlandMuseum.org

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