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Winslow Homer Lecture Series: Picturing the Tropics

Thursday, August 29

7:00 p.m.

Exhibition Related Programs, Lectures, Readings, Films

Winslow Homer (1836–1910), Bermuda, 1900. Watercolor on heavy wove paper, 14 x 21 inches. Philadelphia Museum of Art [1939-7-1]. Gift of Dr. and Mrs. George Woodward, 1939. Philadelphia Museum of Art (online gallery).

Winslow Homer (1836–1910), Bermuda, 1900. Watercolor on heavy wove paper, 14 x 21 inches. Philadelphia Museum of Art [1939-7-1]. Gift of Dr. and Mrs. George Woodward, 1939. Philadelphia Museum of Art (online gallery).
 

 

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.

Cost is $10 for Museum members; $20 nonmembers (includes admission). Tickets available online at Eventbrite or by calling (978)283-0455 x10.

 

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

LECTURE SERIES

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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