Alexandra C. Ward '14, Gettysburg College
Natalie S. Sherif '14, Gettysburg College
Andrew W. Egbert '13, Gettysburg College
Peter S. Carmichael, Gettysburg College
Shannon Egan, Gettysburg College
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Curators Andrew Egbert, Natalie Sherif, and Alexandra Ward have designed an experience that allows us to consider why these images resonated with such power for Civil War Americans. In doing so, they have shifted the gallery experience away from a truth-seeking mission, giving us instead a platform from which to move beyond questions of whether visual culture was realistic or not. They offer us a chance to explore the emotional and intellectual connections that sustained Americans long after the shouts and cheers in rushing to arms had faded. [excerpt]
Schmucker Art Gallery, Gettysburg College
Visualizing War, Civil War
Ward, Alexandra C.; Sherif, Natalie S.; Egbert, Andrew W.; and Carmichael, Peter S., "Visualizing War" (2012). Schmucker Art Catalogs. 10.
Visualizing War was on exhibition at Schmucker Art Gallery at Gettysburg College, August 29 - September 29, 2012.