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Share your thoughts about this exhibition.

Have you ever experienced a life-saving situation?

Who is your hero?

How do you feel about images of disaster and rescue? About Homer’s work?

As a painter, I have never been very drawn to nautical imagery, but Homer's ability to capture human emotion is breathtaking. I must also add that I find it find it very difficult to draw or paint waves, and so to be able to do that with so much emotion is very impressive to me and I have the utmost respect for him on a technical level. This was a very well done expedition and I'm glad that I chose to come see it.

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Zoe - 10.13.2012 - 4:16 PM
This excellent exhibit complements my experiences visiting the U.S. Life Saving Station in Nantucket, where, surrounded by the breech buoy and equipment of life saving, one can only imagine the scenes of rescue.

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James Backstrom - 10.13.2012 - 2:01 PM
very artistic and noble, you feel like these guys painted it right out of your emotians very nastalgic

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david - 10.13.2012 - 1:51 PM
Very interesting compilation of hero stories and man's overall insignificance in the face of nature's power.

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Dave - 10.12.2012 - 2:53 PM
What a great exhibition!!! I really enjoyed it.

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Cathy - 10.12.2012 - 2:46 PM
Homer's work reveals brilliant skill with the pen and an equal feel and master of color. The exhibit is indescribably moving.

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Joseph B. Sofia - 10.12.2012 - 12:20 PM
The Life Line exhibition is thrilling. I love the radiographic depiction of changes made to the painting.

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Debra from San Francisco - 10.11.2012 - 11:41 AM
I am an artist and was a lifeguard for almost 10 years. I have been a first responder for more than 15 years. I was not a fan of this type of imagery and painting in my earlier years as a student of the arts at Tyler however I have gained a much greater appreciation and interest as I have gotten older. Seeing this show of works strikes me to follow a forgotten interest of my own and pursue something I thought unimportant. It is a fantastic collection of works and an interesting subject matter. To that point I was also happy to see a video made by the US Coast Guard.

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Jon Bandish - 10.10.2012 - 2:09 PM
Winslow Homer had an uncanny perception of water. Edward Moran was no slouch either when depicting violent, stormy seas.I think The Lifeline is my favorite.

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Dennis Millar - 10.10.2012 - 1:38 PM
We really enjoyed our experience at the " ShipWreck " there are VERY cool things here!! Some of the paintings were extravagant . PEACE OUT GIRL SCOUT

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Zo Ci Te Desi Asa Rin Sam - 10.10.2012 - 11:15 AM
HAVE VISITED GLOUCESTER AND THE MAINE COAST OFTEN AND THEY STILL LOOK AND FEEL THE SAME. AROSE THIS MORNING TO VISIT THIS EXHIBIT ESPECIALLY AS HAVE ALWAYS LOVED HOMER'S WORK.

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Val - 10.9.2012 - 11:22 AM
I really like this exhibit alot!! I thought the oil paintings were the best. My favorite paintings were The Life Line, The Gale and The Shipwreck. I have never experienced a life saving situation because I am only 12 years old. My mom enjoyed the Gale the most too! When I get home I am going to water color paint!

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Sydney - 10.7.2012 - 3:39 PM
Me and my girlfriend loved this exhibit, very interesting information from the past.

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jason - 10.7.2012 - 2:22 PM
I found it interesting that Homer's work, except for The Life Line, showed women as focal points with their own strength, rather than limp unconscious figures in wet nightgowns; his paintings did not seem to have the same sensationalist impulse as many of the others, instead striving for a more realistic and balanced representation of the fishing villages where he lived.

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Victoria McManus - 10.7.2012 - 1:37 PM
I like the video of how the breeches bouy works - that was neat. Thanks

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Meredith - 10.7.2012 - 1:23 PM
I really liked this expedition. A lot of cool pieces of artwork. I loved how Homer painted the sea and waves and storms. Everything was just superbly done. Alotta of cool contrast.

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Daniel Beard - 10.6.2012 - 2:21 PM
Excellent depiction of the life of the people tied to the sea. My only regret is that you did not show "The Gulf Stream" in full size, if not the original, at least a print or photo of it. It certainly is the most poiniant (sp?) story of all.

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Anonymous - 10.5.2012 - 4:38 PM
Excellent exhibition, it makes you think of the perils of sea travel prior to the introduction of modern technology. How difficult it was for the seafarers of a bygone time. Winslow captured that era.

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Pat - 10.5.2012 - 1:08 PM
4.5 HOUR TRIP WELL WORTH IT AMAZING COLLECTION

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R.L.KLINGBEIL - 10.4.2012 - 3:14 PM
i liked the exibit

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jeremy - 10.4.2012 - 3:04 PM

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