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Winslow Homer's "Near Andersonville:" America's Great Emancipation Painting

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Off-Campus

The Billy Johnson Auditorium, The Newark Museum

Speakers: 
Eleanor Jones Harvey, senior curator, Smithsonian American Art Museum
Admission:
Free
For more info:
Marisa Pierson
973-353-3896

Join us for a public conversation between Eleanor Jones Harvey, chief curator at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and Institute director Clement A. Price about Winslow Homer’s painting "Near Andersonville." Housed at the Newark Museum, the painting has become the quintessential visual embodiment of the Civil War and Emancipation. The event will draw attention and reverence to the painting during this long season of commemoration of the War, the ending of slavery, and the meaning of freedom. Shortly afterwards, "Near Andersonville" will embark on a national tour, including stops at the Smithsonian and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.