Devon Dikeou during her 2018 Logan Lecture in the Sharp Auditorium

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Explore exhibition and collection themes, artists, and artworks in greater depth. Spark your knowledge and discover more in the works on view.

A painting called The Stampede by Frederic Remington of a man on a horse herding cattle in a rain storm

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.

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  • Art in America: Homer & Remington in Context 
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    Art in America: Homer & Remington in Context 

    Spring Course 2020
    Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 2:30pmFriday, February 7, 2020 - 4:00pm.

    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.

    Saturdays, March 14, 28, April 18, and May 16, 2:30-4 pm

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  • Art in America: Homer & Remington in Context (spring course 2020)
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    Art in America: Homer & Remington in Context (spring course 2020)

    Session #1: The American Art Scene, 1850-1910
    Saturday, March 14, 2020 - 2:30pm4:00pm.

    Although born a generation apart, Winslow Homer and Frederic Remington often frequented the same arts institutions and shared many of the same artist friends.

    The first session of this course will focus on the art world in which they matured and consider the influences, trends, and techniques that informed the trajectory of their careers.

    Presented by Jennifer R. Henneman, PhD, associate curator, Petrie Institute of Western American Art and co-curator of Natural Forces: Winslow Homer and Frederic Remington.

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  • Frederic Remington, The Stampede
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    Art in America: Homer & Remington in Context 

    Session #2: Frederic Remington: An In-Depth Look
    Saturday, March 28, 2020 - 2:30pm4:00pm.

    This session will focus on the artistic development of Frederic Remington.

    Born in Canton, New York, Remington developed into a celebrated illustrator, painter, and sculptor. He created a new visual lexicon of western scenes from his New York studio, which defined the public’s understanding of the West.

    This in-depth study will examine the elements that made Remington’s artworks stand out from the crowd. More

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    Art in America: Homer & Remington in Context 

    Session #3: Market Forces: Winslow Homer and Frederic Remington
    Saturday, April 18, 2020 - 2:30pm4:00pm.

    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.

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    Art in America: Homer & Remington in Context 

    Session #4: American Illustration: From Homer & Remington to Rockwell
    Saturday, May 16, 2020 - 2:30pm4:00pm.

    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