Winslow Homer: Crosscurrents

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Winslow Homer: Crosscurrents

Published on April 21, 2022

Renowned for his powerful paintings of American life and scenery, Winslow Homer remains a consequential figure whose art continues to appeal to broad audiences. This exhibition reconsiders Homer’s work through the lens of conflict, a theme that crosses his prolific career. A persistent fascination with struggle permeates his art—from emblematic images of the Civil War and Reconstruction that examine the effects of the conflict on the landscape, soldiers, and formerly enslaved people to dramatic scenes of rescue and hunting as well as monumental seascapes and dazzling tropical works painted throughout the Atlantic world. The centerpiece of the exhibition is Homer’s iconic "The Gulf Stream", a painting that reveals his lifelong engagement with charged subjects of race, geopolitics, and the environment. Featuring 88 oils and watercolors, Crosscurrents represents the largest critical overview of Homer’s art and life in more than a quarter of a century.

The exhibition runs from April 11 - July 31, 2022 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028.

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