National Gallery
Thu 8 Dec 2022
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
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Winslow Homer – Studies of life and his art today image

Winslow Homer created dramatic images of human resilience, depicting the US Civil War, the aftermath of slavery, and the relationship between humankind and the environment both in America and the UK. His interest in the pressing issues of his time, still relevant for us today, made him a chronicler of diverse communities, from formerly enslaved African Americans to those living in the North Sea fishing village of Cullercoats.
This discussion sees the National Gallery’s Christopher Riopelle, curator of ‘Winslow Homer: Force of Nature’, joined by the exhibition’s co-organisers at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Stephanie Herdrich and Sylvia Yount; as well as art historian Alayo Akinkugbe and artist Penelope Payne, to reflect on Homer’s thoughtful portrayal of his subjects and the legacy of work in relation to art depicting race and gender today.