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Winslow Homer, "Dad's Coming!" 1873
Courtesy of the Syracuse University Art Collection

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Homer exhibit opens at Arkell Museum June 6

Thursday, May 29, 2014 - Updated: 1:10 AM

CANAJOHARIE -- The Arkell Museum at Canajoharie is pleased to present "A View from the Shore: Winslow Homer’s Impressions of the Coast", an exhibition organized by the Syracuse University Art Galleries, opening June 6.

This exhibition, curated by Andrew Saluti, assistant director of the SUArt Galleries, features thirty-five original prints including wood engravings, lithographs, and etchings. The exhibition is drawn from the permanent collection of the Syracuse University Art Collection, and focuses on the illustrious career of Winslow Homer as a draftsman and printmaker.

The exhibit will run through August 24. The Arkell Museum is open Tuesday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and weekends from Noon to 5 p.m. 

This exhibition highlights Homer’s fascination with coastal and nautical scenes as an illustrator and special correspondent for the American pictorial press. The 35 images include early illustrations for periodicals including Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper and Harper’s Weekly, as well as rare lithographs and large etchings made after Homer’s paintings.

The exhibition defines Homer’s transition from an illustrator of the pre- and post-war years through his travels abroad that mark his evolution to the pre-eminent American painter of the late 19th century.

 This loan exhibition of Homer engravings from the Syracuse University Art Galleries is an exciting prelude to the painting exhibition "Winslow Homer: The Nature and Rhythm of Life" that will open at the Arkell Museum on September 6.

Saluti will present a talk on Sunday, June 22 at 2 p.m. The talk and reception is free for members; non-members pay regular museum admission.

The Arkell Museum is located at 2 Erie Blvd. For information, call (518) 673-2314.

     

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