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CIVIL WAR AT THE MET (Part One)

July 25, 2013

Tags: Winslow Homer, Conrad Wise Chapman

Conrad Wise Chapman. The Flag of Sumter,October 20, 1863. 1863-64. Oil on board, 11 1/2 x 15 1/2 inches. Museum of the Confederacy, Richmond , VA, 0985.14.371. Photography by Alan Thompson.
Over those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer, when all most of us really want to do is sit in the shade and drink a cool drink, the Metropolitan Museum of Art is treating us to not one but two big, ambitious doses of blood and guts--two major loan shows dealing with the Civil War. (more…)