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Arts and Performance

Winslow Homer: Women and American Society During The Civil War Era

April 4, 2019May 13, 2019 EDT

Shaffer Art Building, SUArt Galleries

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Through his prints, Winslow Homer gave Harper’s Weekly readers a more complete picture of the war and its impact on the country. Battle scenes were a time-honored subject for capturing war’s general mayhem and Homer effectively composed a number of works that illustrated this. However, his real strength was in exploring the conflict’s periphery and the many contributions to the war effort that women made.

This exhibition is presented in correlation with the Department of Art and Music Histories in the College of Arts and Sciences.  During the fall 2018 semester, Distinguished Professor of Art and Music Histories Wayne Franits and students from his Senior Seminar studied wood engravings by noted American artist Winslow Homer (1836-1910) that depict women during the Civil War era. Their research and curatorial writing is featured in this exhibition.

Gallery Hours:
Tuesday through Sunday 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Thursdays until 8 p.m.
Closed Mondays, University holidays, and Easter Sunday (April 21)

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This event was first published on April 18, 2019 and last updated on April 24, 2019.

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