American and New England Studies

Students Visit Winslow Homer's Studio

American Studies

Donna Cassidy’s ANE 635 Art & New England Culture class visited the newly restored and renovated Winslow Homer Studio at Prouts Neck on April 1, now owned by the Portland Museum of Art. The class had been studying Homer as part of their class and its focus on art and place: the Homer studio, located above the rocky coast and crashing waves that the artist made famous in his work and helped to identify with Maine, was the perfect site to visit. Karen Sherry, Chief Curator and Curator of American Art, led the tour of the studio and along the coastal pathway where students got a closer look at the sites like Cannon Rock that inspired Homer’s painting.

ANE 635 students in front of Winslow Homer's studio at Prout's Neck.Back row: Betsy Upham, Dr. Donna Cassidy, Lucinda Coombs, Drew Reddy, James McCain, Aubin White, and Lin Wright. Front row: Melanie Mackenzie, Katie Camplin, and David Jester.