2012 is an exciting year for the Portland Museum of Art—it's the Year of Winslow Homer. In September, the Museum will open the newly restored Winslow Homer Studio along with the related exhibition Weatherbeaten: Winslow Homer and Maine.
With your help, the Portland Museum of Art will complete the Winslow Homer Studio Campaign in 2012.
With the generous support of our members, donors, and friends, we have successfully completed both of our campaign challenges secured late in 2011 - the $250,000 grant from an anonymous regional foundation to complete the Winslow Homer Studio Building Endowment Fund and the $700,000 grant to fully fund the Winslow Homer Education Endowment. The first grant will ensure the preservation of the Studio itself, which gave rise to Homer's most famous works and provides unsurpassed opportunities to become engaged in the artist's experience. The second grant will fund the breakthrough program Cannon Rock Sessions, a biennial residency beginning in the summer of 2013; Art in Process; and Homer High School Fellows. In addition, funding will establish the Homer Colby Fellowship, an annual opportunity for a Colby College student to work with the Museum's Education and Curatorial departments. Thank you for your tremendous support of these two challenge grants. Their successful completion will, no doubt, lead to a brighter future for the Portland Museum of Art.
Although we are celebrating the successful completion of the challenge grants, there is still time to participate in this historic Campaign. Pledges can be paid over a three-year period. Gifts can also be made online.
To join in the excitement, contact Will Cary, Director of Leadership Gifts and Planned Giving, at (207) 699-4909 or at email@example.com
Walk in Winslow Homer's footsteps.
The Portland Museum of Art is pleased to offer tours to this National Historic Landmark beginning on September 25.
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Experience the groundbreaking exhibition Weatherbeaten: Winslow Homer and Maine. On view September 22-December 30, 2012.
"One of the Best Museum Shows of 2012" - Fodors.com
This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see works by Winslow Homer that were painted at his studio on Prouts Neck and have never been exhibited together in Maine and won't be seen again together for generations.
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