SPArC: Speakers, Performers, Artists and Culture lecture series: Mark Bessire

Thursday, November 29, 6 p.m., 128 Alfond Hall
Guest lecturer: Mark Bessire

Mark Bessire will talk about the impact Maine had on Winslow Homer’s paintings and about the work involved in preserving this National Historic Landmark.

Bessire is the Director of the Portland Museum of Art. In September, the Museum opened the newly restored Winslow Homer Studio and the exhibition Weatherbeaten: Winslow Homer and Maine. Homer is an artistic Maine icon. This project was an incredible undertaking that will help preserve a quintessential piece of American art history.

The lecture is free and open to the public. Doors open at 5:30 and lecture begins at 6 p.m. in room 128, Alfond Hall.

For more information, contact Chris Sullivan at or 893-7965.