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Winslow Homer in the National Gallery of Art

July 3, 2005 – February 26, 2006
East Building Mezzanine

Winslow Homer, Salt Kettle, Bermuda, 1899, watercolor over graphite, Gift of Ruth K. Henschel in memory of her husband, Charles R. Henschel, 1975.92.15

This exhibition is no longer on view at the National Gallery.

Overview: 53 paintings, watercolors, drawings, etchings, and wood engravings constituted this survey of works by American artist Winslow Homer from the collection of the National Gallery of Art. The exhibition spanned Homer's entire career, from his early Civil War painting Home Sweet Home (c. 1863) to late watercolors of tropical landscapes and his hunting scene Right and Left (1909), completed less than 2 years before his death.

Family workshops in which children were encouraged to explore nature in Homer's work and create their own art were held on 2 weekends in July and August. The family workshops were made possible by ChoicePoint Government Services.

Organization: The exhibition was organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington. Franklin Kelly, senior curator of American and British paintings, was the curator.

Sponsor: The exhibition was sponsored by Siemens.

Attendance: 240,833

Brochure: Winslow Homer in the National Gallery of Art, by the department of education programs and the department of American and British paintings. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 2005.

American Artist Winslow Homer. NGAkids Inside Scoop. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 2005.

A Sense of Place-Winslow Homer and the Maine Coast
Audio, Released: August 12, 2014, (54:07 minutes)