Winslow Homer's Maine studio to open to public
SCARBOROUGH, Maine (AP) — The Maine studio overlooking the Atlantic Ocean where painter Winslow Homer produced some of his most notable work is opening to the public following a multiyear, multimillion-dollar renovation by the Portland Museum of Art.
The studio along the rocky shore in Scarborough, which is 12 miles south of Portland, will begin holding public tours on Sept. 25. Museum officials unveiled the studio Monday to members of the media and museum supporters.
Homer lived in the studio from 1883 until his death in 1910. The museum bought the building in 2006 from Homer's great-grandnephew. The former carriage house with a balcony provided inspiration for many of Homer's seascapes.
Museum Director Mark Bessire says the public will now be able to experience the studio as it was when Homer created his best-known paintings.