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Winslow Homer: The Man Behind The Art


On Wednesday, June 22, at 7:00 pm, William R. Cross, author of Winslow Homer: American Passage (April 2022), will present a talk about the life and work of Winslow Homer, including many surprising new findings about the man behind Homer’s much-loved art and the world in which he lived. Cross will touch on several of the Addison’s Homer works in the context of his oeuvre and share a breadth of Homeric facts that invite looking at all his work anew. This event is free an open to the public.

This hybrid program will be presented in person in the Museum Learning Center, streamed virtually via Zoom, and recorded for later viewing on the Addison’s website. The talk will be offered from 7:00 to 8:00 pm, and in-person visitors are invited to tour the galleries beginning at 6:30 pm. Copies of Cross’s book will be available for purchase and a book signing with the author will follow the talk. 

Space is limited for the in-person presentation; please register at

To register for the Zoom presentation, please visit

About the Speaker
Bill Cross curated Homer at the Beach, A Marine Painter’s Journey, 1869–1880, a nationally-renowned 2019 exhibition at the Cape Ann Museum (Gloucester, MA) that revealed Homer’s formation as a marine artist. Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Yale Center for Faith and Culture, he is a graduate of Yale College, magna cum laude, and of the Harvard Business School. He and his wife Ellen live on Cape Ann.

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