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Monday through Thursday, Saturdays, and Sundays: 10am - 5pm
Fridays: 10am - 9pm
Third Thursdays: 10am - 9pm
Visitors to the Winslow Homer Studio are guided through the property as they learn about the artistic heritage of Winslow Homer and Maine. Tours celebrate the artist's life, encourage scholarship on Homer, and educate audiences in some of the lesser known facts about the artist. The Studio is filled with various types of Homer ephemera, including furniture, artwork, and photographs. Guests leave the Studio not only with a fuller appreciation of Homer the artist, but a deeper understanding of Homer the man—how he saw the world, lived his life, and found his inspiration.
The PMA purchased the Studio from Charles Homer Willauer, the great grand-nephew of Winslow Homer, in 2006.
The Studio is 2,200 square feet, 44 ft. x 53 ft., and two stories high.
The house to the right of the Studio is the called the “Ark” and was previously owned by Homer’s brother Charles. The Homer family lived there during the summer months.
The building was moved 100 feet away from the “Ark” and converted from a carriage house to living quarters in 1883 by architect John Calvin Stevens and his brother-in-law Howard Stevens, of the Portland firm Fassett and Stevens.
The porch or “piazza” and a pergola were added for Homer and a painting room was added in 1890. A kitchen was added after Homer’s death in the 1930s (recently removed).
Prouts Neck, located in Scarborough, Maine, 12 miles from the Portland Museum of Art, is a private enclave and summer colony with large shingle-style summer cottages passed down in families for generations. The Neck is 1,500 acres or 2.34 square miles.
Winslow Homer first visited Prouts Neck in 1875 when his brother Arthur was honeymooning at a hotel there.
Homer’s oldest brother, Charles, decided to move to Prouts Neck in 1883, buying almost the whole Neck with the hopes of bringing the entire Homer family there and subdividing the property to create a summer resort
There were approximately five to eight hotels at the time that Homer lived there. There is only one hotel there now, The Black Point Inn.
$55 for the public
$30 for PMA members
$25 for students with valid I.D.
No refunds or exchanges.
Tour Duration: 2.5 hours