Museum acquires Homer land in Scarborough

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SCARBOROUGH — The Portland Museum of Art has acquired and will permanently protect the land surrounding the Winslow Homer Studio in Prouts Neck. 

The acquisition of the 0.57-acre waterfront property, in partnership with the Prouts Neck Association and the Scarborough Land Trust, closed on Aug. 29, according to a press release issued Monday, Sept. 8.

American artist Winslow Homer lived and painted some of his most memorable work at his home on Prouts Neck from 1883 until his death in 1910. PMA purchased the historic building in 2006 from Homer’s great-grand nephew, and after years of restoration, opened the studio for public tours in 2012.

To assure the land is never developed, PMA donated a conservation easement to SLT.

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