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  • Coming Away: Winslow Homer and England

    Winslow Homer, The Gale Winslow Homer, The Gale, 1883-93, American, 1836-1910, Oil on canvas, 1916.48

    November 11, 2017 - February 4, 2018

    Developed around two iconic Homer paintings—the Worcester Art Museum's The Gale (1883-93) and the Milwaukee Art Museum's Hark! The Lark (1882)—the exhibition Coming Away: Winslow Homer and England explores the artist's time in Cullercoats, England, in 1881 and 1882. Jointly coordinated by Worcester and Milwaukee, the exhibition features the most comprehensive group of oils made during or emerging directly from Homer's time abroad. Shown alongside comparative paintings by English artists, these works complicate our understanding of Homer's art as purely American in subject and style. Following its run in Worcester, the show will be on view at the Milwaukee Art Museum from March 2-May 10, 2018.

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    Thursday, November 16, 2017, 6pm Master Series Third Thursday: Coming Away – Winslow Homer and England. Judith C. Walsh, Professor Emeriti of Paper Conservation, Buffalo State College speaks to Homer's evolving working style as seen through her lens as a conservation scientist. Hosted by the Worcester Art Museum's Members' Council and free with Museum admission.

    Presented with support from the Bernard and Louise Palitz Fund and the Robert and Amelia Hutchinson Haley Lectures Fund.

    Master Series is sponsored by:

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    Homer Symposium

    On Friday, December 8 at 6pm, Dr. Sarah Burns, Ruth N. Halls Professor Emerita of Art History at Indiana University, Bloomington, presents the keynote lecture for a symposium examining Winslow Homer's time in England. A day of talks by noted scholars of American and British art follows on Saturday, December 9, from 9:30am to 5:30pm. Held at the Worcester Art Museum, the keynote and symposium are free and open to the public. Registration is required and can be made by calling 508-793-4317.

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    Made possible through the support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

    Coming Away: Winslow Homer and England is co-organized by the Worcester Art Museum and the Milwaukee Art Museum. This exhibition is made possible through support from the Terra Foundation for American Art, the Lunder Foundation, and The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation. Additional support is provided by The Richard A. Heald Fund, the Michie Family Curatorial Fund, and the John and Ruth Adam, Jr. Exhibition Fund.

    This exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.

    The accompanying catalogue is supported by the Henry Luce Foundation and the Wyeth Foundation for American Art.

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    Sponsored by: Skinner Auctioneers and Cole Contracting, Inc.

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    Media Partners: The Boston Globe and WGBH

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    Selected Images:

    Winslow Homer, Prout's Neck, Surf on Rocks, 1895 Winslow Homer, The Mussel Gatherers, 1881-81
    Winslow Homer, Hark! The Lark, 1882 Winslow Homer, The Life Line, 1884