Exhibition Alert: The Civil War and American Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, in New York City, is presenting multiple exhibitions over the coming months that look at the Civil War and the impact it had on American artists. As part of the exhibition, and to commemorate the 150th anniversary if the Battle of Gettysburg, a large selection of American prints related to the war will be on display. The prints–all chosen from the museum’s collection–include wood engravings designed by Winslow Homer and Thomas Nast for Harper’s Weekly, panoramic summations of major battles, and portrait prints. Also on display are a variety of 19th-century portrait drawings, including work by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, Sir Thomas Lawrence, and Franz Xaver Winterhalter.

The exhibition will be on display through August 25th. For more information, click here.

The Fall of Richmond, Virginia on the Night of April 2nd, 1865 Currier & Ives, 1865. hand-colored lithograph. Collection The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Bequest of Adele S. Colgate, 1962.

The Fall of Richmond, Virginia on the Night of April 2nd, 1865
Currier & Ives, 1865. hand-colored lithograph. Collection The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Bequest of Adele S. Colgate, 1962.

 

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