Mythmakers: The Art of Winslow Homer and Frederic Remington

An oil painting of a rocky coastline with crashing waves under a dark sky.
December 22, 2020–February 28, 2021
Second floor

American icon Winslow Homer, famous ocean painter, joins Frederic Remington, legendary cowboy artist, for Mythmakers: The Art of Winslow Homer and Frederic Remington, the first exhibition to explore the unexpected resonances and moments of convergence between the themes, artistic sensibilities, and technical processes of these two artists.

Homer and Remington were touted by turn-of-the-century critics as artists whose work reinforced an American identity rooted in action, independence, and communion with the outdoors. While both artists actively cultivated this reputation, the correlation between these two icons has never been considered in depth due to the perceived differences in their subject matter.

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Installation Photos

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Mythmakers: The Art of Winslow Homer and Frederic Remington is organized by the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, the Denver Art Museum, and the Portland Museum of Art, Maine. The national tour sponsorship is generously provided by Bank of America. This exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities; by the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor; and by the Wyeth Foundation for American Art.
The Carter’s presentation of Mythmakers is generously supported by the Mr. and Mrs. Raymond J. Horowitz Foundation for the Arts, the Texas Commission on the Arts, and the Alice L. Walton Foundation Temporary Exhibitions Endowment.