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American 19th Century Artists. ‘Winslow Homer: America Illustrated’ At The Hyde Collection

American 19th Century Artists. ‘Winslow Homer: America Illustrated’ At The Hyde Collection
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American 19th Century Artists. The Hyde Collection Presents ‘Winslow Homer: America Illustrated,’ a Lecture by Nationally Acclaimed Curator Erin Coe.

Erin Coe, curator and American art historian, inaugurates her commencement as director for The Hyde Collection by ushering in an exhibition devoted to one of America’s great 19th-century artists – Winslow Homer (1836-1910).

On Thursday, July 23, she will discuss Homer’s illustrations and paintings of America in a special lecture, Winslow Homer: America Illustrated. Among her many accomplishments, Ms. Coe organized the first-of its-kind exhibition Modern Nature: Georgia O’Keeffe and Lake George at The Hyde in 2013. The exhibition and national tour drew national media coverage, rave reviews on social media sites, and record-breaking attendance at The Hyde.

The event will take place at 7 pm in the Helen Froehlich Auditorium, The Hyde Collection, 161 Warren Street, Glens Falls, NY. The Hyde will be open from 10 am to 9 pm that day, allowing visitors the opportunity to view the exhibition before the lecture.

This event is free with Museum admission. Contact Michael Coughlin, museum educator, mcoughlin@hydecollection.org or 518-792-1761, ext. 340 for more information.

Homer’s America includes two dozen works from The Hyde’s permanent collection, mostly illustrated engravings, as well as watercolors, and a rare etching. Winslow Homer chronicled the events, places, and activities that shaped America in the second half of the 19th century. The exhibition, in the Hoopes Gallery, focuses on key themes of Homer’s career including the Civil War, farming, children, recreation, heroism and the sea, and the Adirondacks. Homer’s America: Selections from the Permanent Collection is organized by The Hyde Collection and is on view in the Hoopes Gallery now through September 16.

The Hyde Collection is open Tuesday – Saturday from 10 am – 5 pm and Sunday from 12 pm – 5 pm. For more information about these events, visit us at www.hydecollection.org.

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