To complement the exhibition, On Vacation with Winslow Homer: Wood Engravings of an American Master, the Morris Museum is pleased to present a three-part lecture series.
Lecture 3: Homer’s Croquet Scenes
Sunday, July 1 at 2:00 PM
As the national interest in physical fitness and leisure sports grew in the nineteenth century, croquet became increasingly popular with women. While some commentators endorsed croquet as a socially approved physical activity for women who had few other opportunities to exercise outdoors, it also came under a moral cloud. This lecture will explore the subtle social ambiguities captured in Homer’s paintings, sketches and drawings of croquet scenes.
Tickets for all three lectures: $40 (museum members $25)
Single tickets: $10/lecture (museum members: $10)
For advance tickets, call 973.971.3706