Winslow Homer: Picturing the Tropics

Thursday, August 29

7:00 p.m.

Exhibition Related Programs

Presented by Dana Byrd, Bowdoin College

The artist Winslow Homer (1836–1910) is beloved for his moody representations of crashing surf against the rocky Maine coastline. The artist, however, was no recluse. He enjoyed traveling for pleasure and new painting subjects. During the last decades of his life, with box camera and painting kit in hand, he visited a number of tourist locales, among them, the Bahamas, Cuba and Florida. This talk will explore Homer’s varied depictions of the tropics, to revisit this important, yet little addressed aspect of his oeuvre. This program is offered in conjunction with the special exhibition Homer at the Beach: A Marine Painter’s Journey, 1869 – 1880. $10 members; $15 nonmembers (includes Museum admission).

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