Join us for a virtual conversation with Diana Greenwold, Curator of American Art at the Portland Museum of Art (PMA). Greenwold is responsible for the Winslow Homer Studio, the coastal space in Prout’s Neck, Maine, where this celebrated artist lived and worked from 1883 to 1910. First opened to the public in 2012, the Homer Studio and the Esherick Museum have much in common; in this program, we’ll discuss ways of approaching and interpreting these two special spaces in order to bring their former occupants to life.
Both the Winslow Homer Studio and the Wharton Esherick Museum are proud members of the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Historic Artists’ Homes and Studios program (HAHS), a coalition of museums across the country that were the homes and working studios of American artists.
Greenwold also oversees the PMA’s collection of American painting, sculpture, and decorative arts. Her recent exhibitions include Mythmakers: The Art of Winslow Homer and Frederic Remington (2020) and In the Vanguard: Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, 1950-69 (2018). Previous exhibitions have explored historic and contemporary art related to Herman Melville’s Moby Dick and shows on Maine’s Bicentennial and Colonial American portraiture. Diana received her Ph.D. in the History of Art from the University of California, Berkeley.
This is a free online event; advance reservations are required. Please register below to receive instructions on how to join us!
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