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Winslow Homer's Civil War

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  • Date: Saturday, July 5, 2014 - Saturday, August 30, 2014 (Rain Date: N/A)
  • Time: Fridays at 1 p.m. Saturdays at 12, 1, 2, 3 p.m. on the hour.
  • Venue/Address: 1853 Homer House - The Belmont Woman's Club
  • Location: 661 Pleasant Street, Belmont, MA 02478
  • Handicap Accessible: No
  • Parking: Yes
  • Contact: Susan Smart, Curator
  • Phone: (617)484-4892
  • Web Site: http://belmontwomansclub.org
“Winslow Homer’s Civil War” Exhibit July and August at Belmont’s Homer House Belmont, MA – On view this summer at the historic 1853 Homer House in Belmont is a new exhibit of the Civil War art of iconic American artist Winslow Homer. “Winslow Homer’s Civil War” is on display Fridays and Saturdays this July and August. Featured in the exhibit are Homer wood engravings on newsprint of battlefield, camp life and home front scenes from the New York periodical Harper’s Weekly. “At the time of his work as an artist/correspondent from 1861 to 1865 embedded with the Army of the Potomac, Winslow Homer was still very much connected to Belmont and the Boston area,” said exhibit curator Susan Smart. “Although he was by then a resident of New York, in 1863 his name appears in a listing of draft-eligible Belmont men. “ Homer’s most famous Civil War image, his 1862 illustration “A Sharpshooter on Picket Duty,” is included in the show. Another image, an 1861 home front scene of women volunteers, is set in the Homer House parlor itself. Visitors literally will be able to “step into the picture,” according to Smart. Admission of $10 for adults includes a tour of the Homer House featuring details of the lives of Winslow Homer and the extended Homer family in Belmont in the mid-19th century. Tours will be held on Fridays (except July 4) at 1 p.m. and on Saturdays, on the hour, at 12, 1, 2, and 3 p.m. No reservations are necessary. Information may be obtained by calling 617-484-4892. The 1853 Homer House was for thirty years the residence of Homer’s wealthy merchant uncle, William Flagg Homer. Maintained by the Belmont Woman’s Club since 1927, it is one of only two surviving U.S. sites associated with American artist Winslow Homer accessible to the public. # # #
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