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Winslow Homer’s Civil War

Winslow Homer, Pitching Quoits, 1865. Oil on canvas. Fogg Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Frederic Haines Curtiss, 1940.298.

Gallery Talk

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street
Cambridge MA

In this talk by Ethan Lasser, the Margaret S. Winthrop Associate Curator of American Art at the Harvard Art Museums, visitors will look closely at two Winslow Homer paintings in the collections: Pitching Quoits, a view of a Union encampment, and The Brush Harrow, a solemn meditation on the loss that the Civil War engendered. Both painted in 1865, these works offer insight into the new and distinctly modern visual language that Homer developed to confront the trauma of the war and its aftermath. This session is held in conjunction with the Harvard Civil War Project.

Free admission, but capacity is limited to 15 and registration is recommended. To register, please call 617-495-1440.

Please meet in the Calderwood Courtyard, at the digital signs between the shop and the admissions desk.