Visual Culture of the American Civil War

Tuesday, September 17, 2013
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Tuesdays, September 17 – November 19

6 – 7:30 pm

Led by Diane Dillon

We will examine the art and visual culture of the American Civil War. The seminar will take advantage of the exhibitions and other events that will be staged around Chicago this fall to mark the war’s sesquicentennial, including the Newberry’s exhibition Home Front: Daily Life in the Civil War North. The course will encompass architecture, landscape design, painting, sculpture, photographs, lithographs, newspaper articles and illustrations, guidebooks, maps, memory albums, sheet music, and souvenirs.

Diane Dillon is Director of Scholarly and Undergraduate Programs at the Newberry. She holds a Ph.D. in the history of art from Yale University.

Materials List
Required:
Crane, Stephen. The Red Badge of Courage. Ed. Stanley Appelbaum. Dover Publications, Inc., 1990. ISBN: 0486264653
Course packet, to be purchased in class.

CPDU credit is available for Illinois teachers seeking recertification.

This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program.

Cost and registration information: 

Ten sessions, $240.
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