Exhibition Tour – Winslow Homer: Crosscurrents
Exhibition Tour – Winslow Homer: Crosscurrents
Enjoy a guided tour of highlights from this exhibition dedicated to the work of 19th century painter Winslow Homer, renowned for his powerful paintings of American life and scenery.
Met Museum
July 15, 2022 | 6:00 pm
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Experience highlights of the exhibition during an hour-long conversation led by a curator, art historian, or another expert.

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Gallery 899
1000 5th Ave
New York, NY

About The Exhibition

Renowned for his powerful paintings of American life and scenery, Winslow Homer (1836–1910) remains a consequential figure whose art continues to appeal to broad audiences. This exhibition reconsiders Homer’s work through the lens of conflict, a theme that crosses his prolific career. A persistent fascination with struggle permeates his art—from emblematic images of the Civil War and Reconstruction that examine the effects of the conflict on the landscape, soldiers, and formerly enslaved people to dramatic scenes of rescue and hunting as well as monumental seascapes and dazzling tropical works painted throughout the Atlantic world. The centerpiece of the exhibition is Homer’s iconic The Gulf Stream, a painting that reveals his lifelong engagement with charged subjects of race, geopolitics, and the environment. Featuring 88 oils and watercolors, Crosscurrents represents the largest critical overview of Homer’s art and life in more than a quarter of a century.

Image: Winslow Homer, The Gulf Stream (detail), 1899 / courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art