Near Andersonville: Winslow Homer’s Civil War
Date: Thursday, September 26
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
PMA Members: $10.00
Location: Bernard Osher Foundation Auditorium
American painter Winslow Homer first rose to national attention for his
images documenting the Civil War. Dr. Peter Wood’s provocative lecture
offers a fresh vantage point on Homer, the struggle to end slavery, and the
dramatic closing years of the Civil War. This program is held in conjunction
with the exhibition, Winslow Homer’s Civil War—part of the Maine Civil War
Trail—on view September 8 through December 7, 2013 at the PMA.
A National Book Award nominee and winner of the Beveridge Prize of the
American Historical Association, Dr. Peter Wood is Professor Emeritus in
History at Duke University. He has held fellowships from the John Simon
Guggenheim Memorial Foundation and the National Endowment for the
Humanities. He is the author of Near Andersonville: Winslow Homer’s Civil
War, published by Harvard University Press. A book signing will follow the
Near Andersonville: Winslow Homer’s Civil War is available for purchase at
the PMA Store: $18 PMA members/$20 non-members.
Tickets are available online or by calling (207) 775-6148.
The annual Bernard Osher Lecture Series is made possible by the Peggy and
Harold Osher Endowment at the Portland Museum of Art. Funded in part by the
Maine Humanities Council.