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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?

What a very great show, loved all the wonderful prints. Homer is just amazing! Small and beautifully formed! WELL DONE Philadelphia.

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Donato Esposito - 11.30.2012 - 4:23 PM
What a fascinating exhibit. Breathtaking story telling as to the powers of nature and man.

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Barton, R - 11.30.2012 - 3:24 PM
I like this exhibit. I had to come here for a school roject but discovered how interesting it is to see these famous works up close!

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Allison Hable - 11.30.2012 - 3:07 PM
The absence of "The Herring Net" from this exhibit leaves one with an emotionally unacceptable sense of nihilistic void, similar to that of viewing a Christmas creche only to discover the manger empty.

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B. Sylvan Hauff - 11.30.2012 - 1:06 PM
Came from the DC Area just to see this exhibit. Learned of it in the Washington Post newspaper. Really pleased to see so many depictions of various maritime disasters. Great exhibit!!

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Dan and Florence, Alexandria VA - 11.29.2012 - 12:51 PM
Kudos to the Museum for this splendid exhibit. Visitors may be interested to know that Homer's studio, where he worked on some of these paintings, has been newly restored and is now open to the public--the house stands on the seaside cliffs in Prout's Neck, Maine, south of Portland. Contact the Portland Museum of Art for more details and tour information. They are also currently mounting a major show of Homer.

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Peter and Gail - 11.27.2012 - 2:49 PM
really interesting exhibit. the pictures of the waiting and watching women and children by the shores are poignant. Storm pictures have so much movement- I think I felt a touch of seasickness!

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NadiaM - 11.21.2012 - 3:07 PM
I'm amazed by the earlier paintings as he focuses on the tragedies of the shipwrecks and its effects on the characters--its almost as if you can feel their pain as well as the thunderous waves of the sea.I also like in the later works, especially in Summer Squall how the rock stands out to the viewer; very powerful imagery.

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Alexandra - 11.20.2012 - 1:36 PM
I'm struck by the frequency of dogs in the rescue paintings. Isn't that the spittin' image of my black-and-white spaniel, Skipper, in The Last Breath?Very pleasurable exhibit. P.S. There is a strange odor in this room -- or is it just me?

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Christine M. Schwarz - 11.20.2012 - 1:33 PM
I loved the painting and hope that I can come back soon!

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Griffin E. - 11.20.2012 - 1:13 PM
Great exhibit - wonder layout that leads up to and tells the story of the headline piece. A must see

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Charles Waring - 11.17.2012 - 4:04 PM
I have always been a big fan of Winslow Homer, being a retired naval officer and professional maritime historian. I certainly enjoyed the exhibit! The only item I had problems with were some of the explanatory signage, which had some errors from a technical perspective. For example, in the US Life-Saving Service, the rescuers were referred to as station crews, not as brigades. There was also a technical distinction between the smaller, lighter surfboats (which were launched over the beach directly into the surf), and the heavier and larger lifeboats (which in the US had to be launched from a marine railway or from an afloat mooring, and were too heavy for beach launch). In Great Britain, though, the Royal National Lifeboat Institution only used lifeboats, which they could beach-launch because of their larger crews, better roads, and the availability of teams of horses to pull the lifeboat on its wagon to the scene. Thanks very much, though, for a great exhibit!

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Tim Dring - 11.17.2012 - 11:39 AM
Great work by Winslow Homer on a number of themes. Enjoyed the new building!

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Myna German - 11.16.2012 - 1:46 PM
What an amazing and very under appreciated painting in your collection to put on an exhibit for!Outstanding work by the museum to put this together and display not only relevant works, but also poetry etchings and other mediums. They added nice depth and context to the exhibit.

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Tasmin and Adam - 11.16.2012 - 11:29 AM
This art museum was beautiful! I just watched the paintings for hours and hours and hours.

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Shanay - 11.15.2012 - 4:06 PM
I enjoyed the art museum very much. There were many pictures that took my breathe away. I would love to come back again and maybe buy a ambassador membership!

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Henreata Winters - 11.15.2012 - 4:04 PM
absolutly awesome. This exhibit is one of the reasons I keep renewing my membership every year. Kudos to the curator!

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lyn - 11.15.2012 - 1:55 PM
Awesome! Really make you appreciate and fear the ocean; it truly is majestic

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Nick - 11.13.2012 - 3:55 PM
My favorite picture was Sharks!

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Sharon J. - 11.11.2012 - 3:11 PM
Art like real life.

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George - 11.11.2012 - 3:06 PM

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