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Winslow Homer Lecture Series: Homer and Women’s Bathing Practices

Saturday, August 17

10:00 a.m.

Exhibition Related Programs, Lectures, Readings, Films

On view in the Homer at the Beach exhibition: (above left) Water Cure Costume, c. 1870s. Unidentified Maker. Wool. Collection of the Chenango County Historical Society, Norwich, NY. (right) Winslow Homer (1836–1910), By the Shore, 1870. Oil on canvas. Private Collection.


Presented by Elizabeth Block, Metropolitan Museum of Art

Elizabeth Block, Senior Editor at The Metropolitan Museum of Art presents a closer look at Homer’s paintings within the context of women’s bathing, dress, and hair practices of the early 1870s and as an extension of the artist’s early magazine illustrations.

This program is offered in collaboration with Historic New England and will be held at Coolidge Point in Manchester, MA. Light refreshments provided. Cost is $15 for CAM/HNE members; $20 nonmembers. Advance tickets required; reserve online at Eventbrite or call (978)522-5540 for more information.


EXHIBITION RELATED PROGRAMS     This lecture is the first in a series of four lectures offered in conjunction with Homer at the Beach. In addition, a two-day scholarly symposium, walking tours, sailing excursions, extended viewing hours, CAM members events and children’s programs are also scheduled.

Download a program guide here


Winslow Homer and Women’s Bathing Practices
Saturday, August 17, 10:30 a.m.
Elizabeth Block, Metropolitan Museum of Art

Winslow Homer: Picturing the Tropics
Thursday, August 29 at 7:00 p.m.
Dana Byrd, Bowdoin College

Homer’s Wine-Dark Seas
Saturday, September 14 at 2:00 p.m.
Marc Simpson, Independent Scholar

Winslow Homer and the North Sea
Saturday, November 16 at 2:00 p.m.
Elizabeth Athens, University of Connecticut

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