The Museum's exhibition The Civil War and American Art
explores how American artists responded to the Civil War and its aftermath. The exhibition follows the trajectory of the conflict: from the palpable unease on the eve of war to the heady optimism that it would be over with a single battle, to the growing realization that this conflict would not end quickly, to grappling with the issues surrounding emancipation, the need for reconciliation as the war ended, and the uncertainty about how to put the country back together in its wake. Our striking calendar features works from leading figure painters such as Winslow Homer and Eastman Johnson, landscape painters such as Sanford R. Gifford and Frederic E. Church, and photographers such as Alexander Gardner and George Barnard.
20-month calendar with 17 full-color photographs. Includes a 4-month planner for May–August 2013. 12'' x 24'' when open.