"Voyaging through strange seas of thought, alone ..." William Wordsworth

25 June 2011


Homer, The Nooning, 1873

The Dayton Art Institute opens their Winslow Homer engraving exhibition entitled, From Romance to Rifles: Winslow Homer's Illustrations of 19th-Century America today. The exhibition runs through October 2, 2011.

The Dayton Art Institute is proud to present a broad selection of Homer wood engravings from a private collection in Dayton. These images show how Homer had his finger on the pulse of American life and his eye on the American scene in an unexcelled fashion during a vibrant and important time in our national life, the years just before and after the Civil War. The show features more than 50 engravings, and it gives delightful and entertaining insights into what people felt and did on street corners, in parks, and on the battlefields. For a fresh, intimate and thoroughly enjoyable glimpse into 19th-century America, there are few better sources of our visible history.

More information here.

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