Spotlight Series: How Winslow Homer Challenged the Rules of Watercolor

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Art - Lecture/Discussion

Date & Time: Sunday, June 18, 2023
2:00 PM-3:00 PM

Suggested Audiences: Middle School, High School, College, Adult, Elders
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Worcester Art Museum
The Second Floor Conference Room
55 Salisbury Street
Worcester, MA 01609
Cost: $5 (Free for Members) does not include Museum admission
Description: Tickets available starting Thursday, June 1

Speaker: Elizabeth Athens, Assistant Professor of Art History at the University of Connecticut, and Former Assistant Curator of American Art at the Worcester Art Museum

Watercolor conjures notions of the delicate, the ethereal, the preciseof washes of color and of scenes bathed in light. Yet Winslow Homer actively took on those assumptions: digging into his paper, scratching out areas, and making brilliant use of accidents. Expert Elizabeth Athens will examine the scope of the nineteenth-century watercolor tradition in the United States, with a special focus on how Homers work both drew on and defied it.
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Created: May 23, 2023 at 8:36 AM

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