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Clarice Smith Distinguished Lectures in American Art

Scholar Kathleen Foster
They’re Saved! They’re Saved!:Winslow Homer and The Life Line
Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 7 p.m.


Kathleen Foster

Kathleen Foster is the Robert L. McNeil, Jr., Senior Curator of American Art and director of the Center for American Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. A distinguished scholar, Foster’s body of work includes in-depth looks at artists Winslow Homer and Thomas Eakins. Her publications include Shipwreck! Winslow Homer and The Life Line; Thomas Eakins Rediscovered; Captain Watson’s Travels in America: The Sketchbooks and Diary of Joshua Rowley Watson, 1772–1818; and Writing About Eakins, which she co-authored with Cheryl Leibold.

In this talk, Foster discusses Winslow Homer’s famous painting The Life Line (1884), part of the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s collection.

The Clarice Smith Distinguished Lectures in American Art are held in the museum’s Nan Tucker McEvoy Auditorium, located at 8th and G Streets, NW. All lectures begin at 7 p.m. Limited space; tickets required. Pick up free tickets beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the museum’s G Street Lobby.