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September 21, 2012

Philadelphia Museum of Art Presents Shipwreck! Winslow Homer And The Life Line, On View Beginning September 22 At The Perelman Building

The Life Line (detail), 1889, Winslow Homer. (Image courtesy Philadelphia Museum of Art)

The Philadelphia Museum of Art’s latest exhibition is centered around the making and meaning of Winslow Homer’s masterpiece The Life Line, created in 1884.

The painting is celebrated as one of the artist’s critical successes, as it engages age-old themes of peril at sea and the power of nature, while also celebrating heroism.

On view September 22 through December 16, Shipwreck! Winslow Homer and the Life Line includes a number of important paintings by Homer such as The Wreck of the Iron Crown (1881), The Life Line (1884), and Summer Squall (1904), and sets these alongside outstanding examples of earlier marine paintings by other artists.

Also included from the 19th century are Currier & Ives prints and Tucker vases as well as rarely seen watercolors, prints and drawings of this period.

Insider Tip: The Museum is offering free admission to first responders from September 22-30. Members of Police, Fire, Life Safety, Coast Guard forces, and other services, should present identification at the Visitor Services desk in the Museum to receive their free admission on site, which is non-transferable.

For more info on the exhibition, click here.

Shipwreck! Winslow Homer and the Life Line at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
When: September 22-December 16 extended through December 31!
Where: Perelman Building, Fairmount and Pennsylvania Avenues
Cost: $20 adults; $18 seniors (65 and over); $14 students with ID; $14 youth (13-18); free children (12 and under)
More info: www.philamuseum.org

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