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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.

    The Worcester venue of Coming Away: Winslow Homer and England is made possible through support from the Terra Foundation for American Art, the Lunder Foundation, and The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation.
    The catalogue is made possible through support from the Wyeth Foundation for American Art and the Henry Luce Foundation.

    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