Civil War Drawings: First major exhibition since 1961

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Opening on Saturday at Kansas State University's Beach Museum Art:

Civil War Era Drawings from the Becker Collection

September 10 - December 18, 2016

The Becker Archive in Boston, Massachusetts, contains approximately 650 previously undocumented drawings by Joseph Becker and his colleagues, nineteenth-century artists who worked as artist-reporters for Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper. They observed, drew, and sent back for publication images of the Civil War, the construction of the railroads, the Chicago fire, and other important events of nineteenth-century American history. There has been no major exhibition or scholarly survey featuring Civil War drawings since the 1961 centennial, and at that time the Becker Collection had not yet come to light.

Civil War Era Drawings from the Becker Collection offers the first opportunity for scholars and enthusiasts to see selections from this important and previously unknown collection, and to appreciate these national treasures as artworks. Part of this traveling exhibition will be displayed at the U.S. Cavalry Museum at Fort Riley through a partnership that will also bring Civil War-related artifacts from the Cavalry Museum to the galleries of the Beach Museum of Art. Later interpretations of the Civil War by John Steuart Curry from the Beach Museum of Art collection will also be featured.

"Civil War Era Drawings from the Becker Collection" is organized by Curatorial Assistance Traveling Exhibitions. Drawings from the Becker Collection premiered at the McMullen Museum at Boston College in the exhibition "First Hand: Civil War Era Drawings from the Becker Collection," which was organized by the McMullen Museum and underwritten by Boston College and Patrons of the McMullen Museum. This presentation of the exhibition is made possible by the Morgan and Mary Jarvis Wing Excellence Fund and The Ross and Marianna Kistler Beach Endowment for the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art.


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Civil War Era Drawings Exhibition Panel

September 29, 2016, 5:30 p.m.

Join us for a discussion of regional Civil War history moderated by Mike Hankins, PhD candidate in history at K-State. Speakers are Joan Stack, curator art collections at the State Historical Society of Missouri; Miller Williams Boyd, instructor in African-American studies, University of Mississippi; and Charles Sanders, associate professor of history at K-State.


http://beach.k-state.edu/explore/exhibitions/civil-war-era-drawings.html
 
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Opening on Saturday at Kansas State University's Beach Museum Art:

Civil War Era Drawings from the Becker Collection

September 10 - December 18, 2016

The Becker Archive in Boston, Massachusetts, contains approximately 650 previously undocumented drawings by Joseph Becker and his colleagues, nineteenth-century artists who worked as artist-reporters for Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper. They observed, drew, and sent back for publication images of the Civil War, the construction of the railroads, the Chicago fire, and other important events of nineteenth-century American history. There has been no major exhibition or scholarly survey featuring Civil War drawings since the 1961 centennial, and at that time the Becker Collection had not yet come to light.

Civil War Era Drawings from the Becker Collection offers the first opportunity for scholars and enthusiasts to see selections from this important and previously unknown collection, and to appreciate these national treasures as artworks. Part of this traveling exhibition will be displayed at the U.S. Cavalry Museum at Fort Riley through a partnership that will also bring Civil War-related artifacts from the Cavalry Museum to the galleries of the Beach Museum of Art. Later interpretations of the Civil War by John Steuart Curry from the Beach Museum of Art collection will also be featured.

"Civil War Era Drawings from the Becker Collection" is organized by Curatorial Assistance Traveling Exhibitions. Drawings from the Becker Collection premiered at the McMullen Museum at Boston College in the exhibition "First Hand: Civil War Era Drawings from the Becker Collection," which was organized by the McMullen Museum and underwritten by Boston College and Patrons of the McMullen Museum. This presentation of the exhibition is made possible by the Morgan and Mary Jarvis Wing Excellence Fund and The Ross and Marianna Kistler Beach Endowment for the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art.


* * * Also note: * * *

Civil War Era Drawings Exhibition Panel

September 29, 2016, 5:30 p.m.

Join us for a discussion of regional Civil War history moderated by Mike Hankins, PhD candidate in history at K-State. Speakers are Joan Stack, curator art collections at the State Historical Society of Missouri; Miller Williams Boyd, instructor in African-American studies, University of Mississippi; and Charles Sanders, associate professor of history at K-State.


http://beach.k-state.edu/explore/exhibitions/civil-war-era-drawings.html
Wish I could see it.
 

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Wish I could see it.
Too bad we didn't know about it earlier. Turns out it's been traveling since 2011, to venues in Virginia, North Carolina, Maryland, Ohio, Iowa, Vermont, Pennsylvania, Mississippi, Oregon and Texas.

http://www.curatorial.org/traveling-exhibitions#/civilwardrawings/

Maybe you could put a bug in someone's ear to bring it to New York! Looks like they're still open to adding venues to the tour. Isn't Michele a librarian? Between the two of you, I bet y'all have lots of connections!
 
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Opening on Saturday at Kansas State University's Beach Museum Art:

Civil War Era Drawings from the Becker Collection

September 10 - December 18, 2016

The Becker Archive in Boston, Massachusetts, contains approximately 650 previously undocumented drawings by Joseph Becker and his colleagues, nineteenth-century artists who worked as artist-reporters for Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper. They observed, drew, and sent back for publication images of the Civil War, the construction of the railroads, the Chicago fire, and other important events of nineteenth-century American history. There has been no major exhibition or scholarly survey featuring Civil War drawings since the 1961 centennial, and at that time the Becker Collection had not yet come to light.

Civil War Era Drawings from the Becker Collection offers the first opportunity for scholars and enthusiasts to see selections from this important and previously unknown collection, and to appreciate these national treasures as artworks. Part of this traveling exhibition will be displayed at the U.S. Cavalry Museum at Fort Riley through a partnership that will also bring Civil War-related artifacts from the Cavalry Museum to the galleries of the Beach Museum of Art. Later interpretations of the Civil War by John Steuart Curry from the Beach Museum of Art collection will also be featured.

"Civil War Era Drawings from the Becker Collection" is organized by Curatorial Assistance Traveling Exhibitions. Drawings from the Becker Collection premiered at the McMullen Museum at Boston College in the exhibition "First Hand: Civil War Era Drawings from the Becker Collection," which was organized by the McMullen Museum and underwritten by Boston College and Patrons of the McMullen Museum. This presentation of the exhibition is made possible by the Morgan and Mary Jarvis Wing Excellence Fund and The Ross and Marianna Kistler Beach Endowment for the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art.


* * * Also note: * * *

Civil War Era Drawings Exhibition Panel

September 29, 2016, 5:30 p.m.

Join us for a discussion of regional Civil War history moderated by Mike Hankins, PhD candidate in history at K-State. Speakers are Joan Stack, curator art collections at the State Historical Society of Missouri; Miller Williams Boyd, instructor in African-American studies, University of Mississippi; and Charles Sanders, associate professor of history at K-State.


http://beach.k-state.edu/explore/exhibitions/civil-war-era-drawings.html
Hey, now that might be something that would make a trip to Manhattan worthwhile...! :thumbsup:
 
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