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PROGRAMS & EVENTS

Member Preview Celebration: Coming Away: Winslow Homer and England

Wednesday, February 28, 2018, 10 AM–9 PM

Be among the first to see Coming Away: Winslow Homer and England and to explore a pivotal moment in the career of the beloved nineteenth-century American painter, when he traveled to England to capture life along the waterfront, changing him and his art.

Lectures
1:30 p.m.
Brandon Ruud, Abert Family Curator of American Art

6:15 p.m.
Elizabeth Athens, exhibition co-curator, Worcester Art Museum, presently at the National Gallery of Art

Refreshments
5 p.m.
Complimentary appetizers, cash bar

Performances
5 p.m. and 7:15 p.m.
Harpist Kim Robertson

* Lectures are ticketed. Tickets are first come, first served from Admissions starting at 10 a.m. on event day only. Number allotted depends on membership level.

Free for Members
Non-members may join the celebration at 5 p.m. for $25.
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Opening Day: Coming Away: Winslow Homer and England

Thursday, March 1, 2018, 10 AM–8 PM

See the highly anticipated Coming Away: Winslow Homer and England exhibition on its first day open—on Meijer Free First Thursday. Explore a pivotal moment in the career of the beloved nineteenth-century American painter, when he traveled to England to capture life along the waterfront, changing him and his art.

Baker/Rowland Galleries
Meijer Free First Thursday

Lecture: Coming Away: Winslow Homer and England

Thursday, March 1, 2018, 1:30 PM

Hear about the American painter’s career, his travels to England, and how his art changed, from Brandon Ruud, Abert Family Curator of American Art, during the opening day of Coming Away: Winslow Homer and England. 

Lubar Auditorium
Meijer Free First Thursday

Gallery Talk: Coming Away: Winslow Homer and England

Tuesday, March 6, 2018, 1:30 PM

Explore how the American painter’s sojourn in England changed his career, in Coming Away: Winslow Homer and England, with Brandon Ruud, Abert Family Curator of American Art.

Baker/Rowland Galleries 
Free for Members
Free with Museum admission

Member Drink & Think: Coming Away: Winslow Homer and England

Thursday, March 8, 2018, 5:30 PM–7:30 PM

Enjoy cocktails and socialize with other Members before getting an insider’s look at the exhibition Coming Away: Winslow Homer and England, with Brandon Ruud, Abert Family Curator of American Art.

Included is one glass of wine or beer from the cash bar, which opens at 5:30 p.m. The tour begins at 6:15 p.m., followed by time for questions and discussion.

This event is a benefit for Members at the Art Advocate level ($200) and above. RSVP at 414-224-3284 or membership@mam.org.

Not a Member? Join today!

Express Talk: Coming Away: Winslow Homer and England

Thursday, April 5, 2018, Noon

Take a 30-minute art break and explore the exhibition Coming Away: Winslow Homer and Englandwith a Museum expert. See paintings by the beloved nineteenth-century American artist and discover how his sojourn in England forever changed his career.

Baker/Rowland Galleries
Meijer Free First Thursday

Express Talk: Coming Away: Winslow Homer and England

Thursday, April 5, 2018, 5:30 PM

Take a 30-minute art break and explore the exhibition Coming Away: Winslow Homer and England, with a Museum expert. See paintings by the beloved nineteenth-century American artist and discover how his sojourn in England forever changed his career.

Baker/Rowland Galleries
Meijer Free First Thursday

Lecture: Winslow Homer: International Man of Mystery

Thursday, April 5, 2018, 6:15 PM

Winslow Homer stands as one of the most important—and most famous—painters of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and yet, his life remains shrouded in mystery: he kept few records and little correspondence from him exists. Explore some of the motivations that inspired this international man of mystery to travel and stay in England, with Sarah Burns, Professor Emeritus, Indiana University Bloomington.

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Coming Away: Winslow Homer and England.

Lubar Auditorium
Free for Members
Free with Museum admission

Gallery Talk: Coming Away: Winslow Homer and England

Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 1:30 PM

Take a look at the exhibition Coming Away: Winslow Homer and England from multiple perspectives, with Brandon Ruud, Abert Family Curator of American Art; Amanda Brown, collection manager of works on paper; Ariel Pate, assistant curator of photography; and Catherine Sawinski, assistant curator of European art.

Baker/Rowland Galleries 
Free for Members
Free with Museum admission

Local Luminaries: The Peril and Promise of Water

Thursday, April 19, 2018, 6:15 PM

Visit the exhibition Coming Away: Winslow Homer and England with four distinguished guests as they offer new perspectives for understanding the works on view. Welcome John Gurda, Milwaukee writer and historian; John A. Janssen from UW-Milwaukee’s School of Freshwater Sciences; Chris Crain, Milwaukee-based musician; and Mary Miss, New York–based artist and pioneer behind Milwaukee’s Watermarks project.

Baker/Rowland Galleries
Free for Members
Free with Museum admission

Gallery Talk: Coming Away: Winslow Homer and England

Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 1:30 PM

Explore the nineteenth-century fashion depicted in the works in the exhibition Coming Away: Winslow Homer and England, with costume scholar Debra Mancoff.

Baker/Rowland Galleries 
Free for Members
Free with Museum admission

Express Talk: Coming Away: Winslow Homer and England

Thursday, May 3, 2018, Noon

Take a 30-minute art break and explore the exhibition Coming Away: Winslow Homer and England, with a Museum expert. See paintings by the beloved nineteenth-century American artist and discover how his sojourn in England forever changed his career.

Baker/Rowland Galleries
Meijer Free First Thursday

Express Talk: Coming Away: Winslow Homer and England

Thursday, May 3, 2018, 5:30 PM

Take a 30-minute art break and explore the exhibition Coming Away: Winslow Homer and England, with a Museum expert. See paintings by the beloved nineteenth-century American artist and discover how his sojourn in England forever changed his career.

Baker/Rowland Galleries
Meijer Free First Thursday

Lecture: Winslow Homer, Ben Shahn, and American Genre Painting

Thursday, May 3, 2018, 6:15 PM

Winslow Homer has frequently been credited as an inspiration by early twentieth-century American modernist painters, who cite the abstract, expressive qualities of his late paintings. Yet American social realists also saw the artist as a kindred spirit, seeing in his depictions of laborers a way to advance social reform. Take a closer look at the influence of Homer’s works on generations of artists, with John Fagg, lecturer, Department of English Literature, and director, American and Canadian Studies Centre, University of Birmingham.

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Coming Away: Winslow Homer and England.

Lubar Auditorium
Free for Members
Free with Museum admission

Gallery Talk: Coming Away: Winslow Homer and England

Tuesday, May 15, 2018, 1:30 PM

Explore how the American painter’s sojourn in England changed his career, in Coming Away: Winslow Homer and England, with Brandon Ruud, Abert Family Curator of American Art.

Baker/Rowland Galleries 
Free for Members
Free with Museum admission