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The symposium features a keynote address by exhibition and senior curator Eleanor Jones Harvey entitled The Coming Storm: The Civil War and American Art. Scholars The "Effects of the Civil War on American Art" examines the impact of the Civil War and Reconstruction on American landscape and genre painting, along with the period's new medium of photography. Jeff Rosenheim, curator in charge of photography at The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Peter Wood, emeritus professor of history at Duke University; John Davis, the Alice Pratt Brown Professor of Art at Smith College; Maurie McInnis, professor of American art and material culture at the University of Virginia; and Randall Griffin, professor of art history at Southern Methodist University, also lecture. The Civil War and American Art was on view from November 16, 2012 to April 28, 2013, and is the only major exhibition that examines how America’s artists represented the impact of the Civil War and its aftermath as part of the war’s 150th anniversary commemoration. For more information on the symposium, the exhibition, and related public programs visit AmericanArt.si.edu/civilwar.

"Why The Civil War Still Matters to American Artists" lectures feature Artists Terry Adkins, William Dunlap, Sally Mann, and Dario Robleto. These speakers come together to discuss how they address aspects of the American Civil War in their recent bodies of work, and why. Moderated by Senior Curator Eleanor Jones Harvey.

Image: Winslow Homer, Home, Sweet Home (detail), about 1863, oil on canvas, 21 ½ x 16 ½ in.,National Gallery of Art, Washington, Patrons' Permanent Fund, Image courtesy of National Gallery of Art, Washington.

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The symposium features a keynote address by exhibition and senior curator Eleanor Jones Harvey entitled The Coming Storm: The Civil War and American Art. Scholars The "Effects of the Civil War on American Art" examines the impact of the Civil War and Reconstruction on American landscape and genre painting, along with the period's new medium of photography. Jeff Rosenheim, curator in charge of photography at The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Peter Wood, emeritus professor of history at Duke University; John Davis, the Alice Pratt Brown Professor of Art at Smith College; Maurie McInnis, professor of American art and material culture at the University of Virginia; and Randall Griffin, professor of art history at Southern Methodist University, also lecture. The Civil War and American Art was on view from November 16, 2012 to April 28, 2013, and is the only major exhibition that examines how America’s artists represented the impact of the Civil War and its aftermath as part of the war’s 150th anniversary commemoration. For more information on the symposium, the exhibition, and related public programs visit AmericanArt.si.edu/civilwar.

"Why The Civil War Still Matters to American Artists" lectures feature Artists Terry Adkins, William Dunlap, Sally Mann, and Dario Robleto. These speakers come together to discuss how they address aspects of the American Civil War in their recent bodies of work, and why. Moderated by Senior Curator Eleanor Jones Harvey.

Image: Winslow Homer, Home, Sweet Home (detail), about 1863, oil on canvas, 21 ½ x 16 ½ in.,National Gallery of Art, Washington, Patrons' Permanent Fund, Image courtesy of National Gallery of Art, Washington.

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    Effects of the Civil War on American Art: Session 1

    Effects of the Civil War on American Art: Session 1

    Keynote address: The Coming Storm: The Civil War and American Art
    Eleanor Jones Harvey, Senior Curator, Smithsonian American Art Museum

    • 49 min
    • video
    Effects of the Civil War on American Art: Session 2

    Effects of the Civil War on American Art: Session 2

    Seeing the Elephant: Photography and the American Civil War.
    Jeff Rosenheim, Curator in Charge of Photography, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

    • 57 min
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    Effects of the Civil War on American Art: Session 3

    Effects of the Civil War on American Art: Session 3

    Near Andersonville: Winslow Homer's Civil War
    Peter Wood, Emeritus Professor of History, Duke University

    • 45 min
    • video
    Effects of the CIvil War on American Art: Session 4

    Effects of the CIvil War on American Art: Session 4

    Race and Battlefield: Seeing and Not Seeing the Civil War
    John Davis, Alice Pratt Brown Professor of Art, Smith College

    • 47 min
    • video
    Effects of the Civil War on American Art: Session 5

    Effects of the Civil War on American Art: Session 5

    The Civil War and Slavery's Shadow
    Maurie McInnis, Professor of American Art and Material Culture, University of Virginia

    • 51 min
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    Effects of the Civil War on American Art: Session 6

    Effects of the Civil War on American Art: Session 6

    Winslow Homer's Croquet Pictures: Reflections of Loss and Absence
    Randall Griffin, Professor of Art History, Southern Methodist University

    • 50 min

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