New 2019 Exhibit: Winslow Homer's Hurley -- An Artist's View

The new exhibit in the Hurley Museum this season features a collection of twenty-four Winslow Homer artworks, every one of which was inspired by the landscape, houses, and people of Hurley, NY. The display includes vivid color reproductions of paintings as well as six original 19th century wood engravings from the pictorial press of the day. Homer visited Hurley several times during the decade of the 1870s and captured his personal view of rural life in America in a departure from the art he created during the Civil War while embedded with the Union troops. Some of the works are familiar images. Some are in private collections and are rarely viewed by the public. All are evocative of the Hurley we know and love.
The exhibit also includes pairs of "Then and Now" photographs of locations depicted in the artworks. There is an 1875 map of Hurley showing the layout of the village and countryside in Homer's time. Period objects displayed along with the art bring to life many elements that appear in Homer's work. We invite one and all to visit the museum this season. You will come away with a new appreciation for just how much our own Hurley inspired one of the greatest American artists of the 19th century.
Opening Day for the exhibit is Sunday, May 5, with curators present to answer questions. Light refreshments will be served and, as always, admission is free. After May 5, the exhibit is open every Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 4 PM through October.

Museum Hours:

Saturday: 1:00pm-4:00pm • Sunday: 1:00pm-4:00pm • May 5th through October 27th • Admission is FREE!
The Hurley Heritage Society has donated the images and interpretive text from our 2017/2018 exhibit, The O&W Railway; Stations Along the Way, to the Town of Marbletown.
The Marbletown Youth and Recreation Department now has this exhibit on long-term display at their municipal building at 1925 Lucas Avenue in Cottekill.