The Gloucester Lyceum and Sawyer Free Library is pleased to host curator BILL CROSS on Thursday, June 20 at 7:00pm for a preview presentation of the Cape Ann Museum’s upcoming exhibition Homer at the Beach: A Marine Painter’s Journey, 1869-1880.
It was on Cape Ann that renowned American artist Winslow Homer made his first watercolors, and where he learned his great calling: to be a marine artist. And it was in Gloucester in 1880, at the end of these 11 years, that he enjoyed the most productive season of his life, composing more than 100 watercolors of astonishing beauty.
This summer, the Cape Ann Museum will exhibit some 50 original works by Homer, and some 45 contextualizing objects, ranging from historic photographs to period fashions. Curated by Cape Ann resident Bill Cross, the exhibition will be the first close examination of the formation of this great artist as a marine painter. The Cape Ann Museum will be the sole venue for this exhibition, which will include loans from more than 50 public and private collections. The exhibition will reveal new aspects of Winslow Homer, for the first time placing these paintings, drawings, and even ceramic work in their rich geographic, cultural and historical settings, on the 150th anniversary of Homer’s first paintings of the sea.
Join us for this special presentation with the exhibit curator on June 20th at 7:00pm at the Sawyer Free Library located at 2 Dale Avenue in Gloucester. This event is free and open to the public.
For more information about the lecture or the Sawyer Free Library visit sawyerfreelibrary.org.