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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?

show is exquisite

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karen - 10.27.2012 - 10:27 AM
Thank you for giving me a new perspective on Ocean crossing on a sailing ship. Both of my Great Grand Fathers arrived in the Civil War era from Europe on this type of ship, and while I am used to modern travel, this was their reality. My Norwegian Great Grandfather was a ships smith who opened a shop on Water St. in Philadelphia after his arrival.

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Mark Methlie - 10.26.2012 - 4:20 PM
Homer's paintings heightened my respect for the power of Mother Natureand the physical/emotional strength of human beings.

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Jane Washington - 10.26.2012 - 2:15 PM
As the wife of a former naval sea captain, I can relate to the women and children waiting for the return of a loved one who has spent months at sea. Powerful exhibit and I appreciate the gathering and display of such fine, masterful works of art.

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Margie Sloane - 10.24.2012 - 3:49 PM
A wonderful exhibition. Although the situations depicted were forboding and dangerous,The wonderful techniques and superb paintyerly quality , particularly of the Homers was awesome.

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cynthia walling - 10.24.2012 - 12:42 PM
This was an amazing sight! Loved everything about it from heros saving others to tragic ship wrecks.

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Lauren Yingling - 10.21.2012 - 2:29 PM
As a painter myself, I have long admired the work of Winslow Homer. I have viewed his work in many museums; but I was thrilled to see his marine paintings gathered here. It is such a powerful and beautiful statement of his work and aptly complemented by other artists work. This is an excellent exhibition and I am proud to be a member of the Philadelphia Art Museum.

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Denise Donahue - 10.20.2012 - 4:38 PM
i feel sad, very worried, a little hopeless, and scared also nervous looking at the people in the painting cause they wouldn't have a home anymore.

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enya - 10.20.2012 - 3:52 PM
I am full of awe at the artists interpretation of the coastline...he has captured the danger and power of the ocean when a storm comes to shore.His depiction of the men and women stir my imagination of life on the Atlantic during a storm

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Anonymous - 10.20.2012 - 3:45 PM
to James F. Extending your direction: should there be public museums? Libraries? Firetrucks?Beware the destruction of your own elite enclave by the forces of poverty, ignorance, and accident which are all greatly inflated via radical capitalism.'Let them eat cake' has its consequences.

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jim - 10.20.2012 - 12:18 PM
In Winslow's work, 'The Lifeline', i noticed the face of the hero was covered. With this realization, I began to think that Homer may have actually messed up on the face, deciding to cover his mistake with a scarf. With this thought process, one can learn that even great artists fuc up sometimes.

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P.N. - 10.18.2012 - 3:17 PM
A wonderful exhibit nicely arranged and interpreted. One can almost taste the salt air and feel the foreboding of the women waiting for their men to return through the storms.One suggestion-and this is pertinent to all of your PMA exhibits: please enlarge you text so that it is more accessible to all. It doesn't take much to make those labels larger.

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Mary O. Reinhart - 10.18.2012 - 2:36 PM
loved the etchings-so much time to make each stroke.

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julie whitney - 10.18.2012 - 11:56 AM
VERY IMPRESSIVE EXHIBIT! My favorites are the oils and watercolors. I particularly like the watercolor of the boat adrift on the sea with the sharks swimming around it. So incredibly well done. I have always enjoyed the winter scene of the hunter facing a turbulent sea. the exposition is beautifully mounted. Thank yu so much!

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harriet goldfarb ;dfarb - 10.16.2012 - 3:49 PM
I like the ocean

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Charlotte - 10.14.2012 - 2:28 PM
I really enjoyed this exhibit. The pictures of the storms really captured my imagination as they were very beautiful and deep and took my breath away. I must have stared at the picture of the shipwreck on the rocks for 5 minutes! This was probably one of my favorite exhibits i have seen in all my 11 years.

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I.A. - 10.14.2012 - 12:51 PM
As I study this collection, I begin to wonder about the possibilities of privatizing the life rescue services (aka initial coastguard), particularly after Nast's political cartoon. I find it peculiar that we are all forced to pay to protect the lives of men who take risks of their volition, who should in turn probably pay for their own insurance/rescue services. I think the free market needs no further incentive to save lives than the fact that those would be their customers who would otherwise drown...

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James F. - 10.14.2012 - 12:10 PM
I have to admit I never looked at Homer's work until I saw the "Sunday Morning" story on his Maine studio. The curator talked about Homer's ability to capture the force of the waves he painted. The curator was right; especially this painting. You see the danger of the situation hoping the victims are saved. Hope to see the exhibit.

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paula - 10.14.2012 - 9:46 AM