Prof. Betsy Athens presenting at Homer at the Beach exhibition

Prof. Betsy Athens will be presenting at the Cape Ann Museum, as part of their Homer at the Beach exhibition and programming.

Winslow Homer and the North Sea, Saturday, November16 at 2:00 p.m.

This talk examines the influence of Homer’s time in Cullercoats, England, on his portrayal of the sea. While his earlier works cast the coast more benignly as a place for leisure or industry, his later canvases present the sea as a site of struggle between humanity and the natural world.

This Cape Ann Museum program is part of a larger collaboration of museums across the New England area highlighting Homer and his national and regional impact. Here, for example is a photo of Professor Athens’ groundbreaking 2017 exhibition catalogue Coming Away: Winslow Homer and England featured at the Harvard Art Museum as part of their exhibition promotion.

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