Neill-Cochran House Museum presents Modern Times Lecture Series: Winslow Homer and America After the War
The Neill-Cochran House Museum hosts an ongoing speaker series called “Modern Times” that features Texas-based experts covering the history of an era, topic by topic and decade by decade. This series is in its 16th season at the Museum.
NCHM Executive Director, Rowena Dasch, follows the career of Winslow Homer after the American Civil War. Homer developed his highly individualistic style as war raged in the United States. Homer began his professional career as an illustrator, working primarily for Harper’s Weekly. Even during the war years, Homer’s illustrations and the paintings associated with them manifested the raw emotional power so often associated with his mature career.
This lecture will ground Homer in his early career to then explore the ways in which his work shed light on a fractured nation coming to grips with a new modern world in the years that followed the Civil War.