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Six Places to Find Winslow Homer's Art

Six Places to Find Winslow Homer’s Art
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by in May 2010

SLIDE SHOW: Winslow Homer works

Have a meal at the Black Point Inn on Prouts Neck and you’re welcome to leave your car behind and stroll the Cliff Walk. Better yet, stay a night or two at this historic lodging. 207-883-2500; blackpointinn.com

The Portland Museum of Art will present Winslow Homer and the Poetics of Place June 5-Sept. 6, to commemorate the centennial of the artist’s death. Twenty of Homer’s oils and watercolors from the museum’s collection will be on display. 207-775-6148; portlandmuseum.org

Homer will figure prominently in the brand-new American Wing, opening in November 2010, at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. More than 50 galleries will showcase the works of America’s finest artists, including painters John Singer Sargent and Fitz Henry Lane, silversmiths such as Paul Revere, and furniture makers such as the Newport Group. 617-267-9300; mfa.org

The Winslow Homer Collection at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art in Brunswick, Maine, includes paintings and works on paper, plus a fascinating trove of family photos and letters. 207-725-3275; bowdoin.edu/art-museum

The Cape Ann Historical Museum owns a fine selection of Homer’s works. It was in Gloucester, Mass., that the artist began working en plein air, almost exclusively in watercolor for a time. 978-283-0455; capeannhistoricalmuseum.org

The Sterling & Francine Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Mass., houses a significant collection of Homer’s oils, watercolors, drawings, etchings, and illustrations. Sterling Clark purchased his first Homer painting, Two Guides (1875), in 1916, and continued acquiring Homer works, among his personal favorites, all his life. 413-458-2303; clarkart.edu

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