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Photography and the American Civil War at The Gibbes Museum of Art
When: From 09/27/2013 to 01/05/2014
The Gibbes Museum of Art is pleased to serve as the only Southeast venue for the superb exhibition entitled Photography and the American Civil War organized by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, which features more than 200 of the finest and most poignant photographs of the American Civil War.
Hailed as a "magisterial exhibition" by the New York Times and "superb" by the Wall Street Journal, this comprehensive exhibition examines the evolving role of the camera during the nation's bloodiest war. The "War between the States" was the great test of the young Republic's commitment to its founding precepts; it was also a watershed in photographic history. The camera recorded from beginning to end the heartbreaking narrative of the epic four-year war (1861-1865) in which 750,000 lives were lost.
This traveling exhibition will explore, through photography, the full pathos of the brutal conflict that, after 150 years, still looms large in the American public's imagination.
For more information, visit www.gibbesmuseum.org or call 843-722-2706.