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Picturing the Civil War
The Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center is pleased to announce the opening of Picturing the Civil War, a new sesquicentennial exhibition that looks at visual arts depictions of the Civil War in Fredericksburg. The exhibition will debut several pieces from the Museum’s collection, and will explore the how the visual arts served both commercial and emotional purposes following the conflict.
Christopher Uebelhor, Director of Collections and Exhibitions, commented, “This exhibition will display a number of photographs and artworks that are far from the usual depictions of empty battlefields and the ruined city. Often moving and sometimes bizarre, these pieces will illustrate the various ways in which photographers—whose genre had only recently come of age—and artists documented the war and its aftermath.”
Picturing the Civil War opens on August 27 and runs through December 31. It is funded through a generous grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
For more information on this event, or for additional programming information, please either contact the Museum at 540-371-3037, or visit us at www.famcc.org. The mission of the Fredericksburg Area Museum & Cultural Center is to collect, interpret and present the history and culture of the Fredericksburg region and community.
More About Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center
The Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center offers visitors a glimpse into the region's history and culture. It features a variety of exhibits comprised of furniture, stoneware, photographs, artifacts, weapons, agricultural tools and more. Visitors can bring home souvenirs from the museum gift shop. The facility is also available to host a variety of events, such as weddings and business functions. Visit the website for a preview of the museum's attractions.
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