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Civil War Art: A Search for Truth

The hanging of photography or artwork from the Civil War in any museum is usually a press worthy event, especially during the sesquicentennial anniversary celebration continuing this year.  My attention was recently drawn to an article from The New Yorker critiquing some of the work hung in two current exhibitions of the Metropolitan Museum of […]

Capturing the War

When I was a junior and a senior in high school, I was able to take three extra elective courses in addition to my required classes. I had already filled two of these spaces with a choir class and an extra history class (there is really no exaggeration when I say I’m a history nerd), […]

Alexander Gardner and Immortality

Whether I am staying at home or in my dorm room at UVa, there is a poster that I always bring with me and hang proudly on my wall.  The poster is of Abraham Lincoln shortly before he delivered the Gettysburg Address in 1863, but he is not the star of the show.  Under the large image […]