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Winslow Homer’s Maine view

Marc Simpson, associate director of Williams College’s art history grad program, talks about the restored Homer studio on Prouts Neck that opens Tuesday.

When the Portland Museum of Art acquired the WINSLOW HOMER STUDIO in 2006, it organized a weekend-long discussion involving various scholars of American art as well as scholars of historical sites and education curators. They brought us together to dream, to consider how the studio could be put to use. I was lucky to be in that crowd.

I think people will MARVEL AT THE SMALLNESS OF HIS COTTAGE, the studio, and the relative confines in which he lived physically, but also marvel at the emotional and mental space that being in the space allowed.

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