Explore exhibition and collection themes, artists, and artworks in greater depth. Spark your knowledge and discover more in the works on view.
Art in America: Homer & Remington in Context
This four-session course will explore the artistic, historical, and cultural contexts underlying the paintings and illustrations on display in Natural Forces: Winslow Homer and Frederic Remington. Learn more about Homer and Remington through a deeper look at their iconic artworks, and discover their unique approaches to picturing American subject matter during a period of great change and conflict.Learn More
The third session of this course will situate the careers of Winslow Homer and Frederic Remington in the context of the fluctuating art market they both navigated, with a particular focus on patrons and collectors who commissioned and purchased their works.
Presented by Margaret Laster, PhD, independent curator and scholar of American art.
The four sessions of this spring 2020 course are: More
In this final course session, with the works of Winslow Homer, Frederic Remington, and Norman Rockwell – all illustrators alongside their work as fine art painters – as our focus, discover the evolution and role of illustration in American visual culture from the mid-1800s through the 1940s. What
is illustration, and how was this commercial, mass-produced art form in dialogue with oil painting? What technologies enabled the rise and proliferation of illustration? What visual strategies did illustrators use to tell these stories in a direct yet dynamic way? More