Thursday, March 17, 2011

Founder's Day Lecture by Dr. Peter Wood, March 31, 2011

Dr. Peter H. Wood
Emeritus Professor of History, Duke University

Founder’s Day Lecture
“Near Andersonville”:  Winslow Homer’s Civil War

Thursday, March 31, 2011
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Main Room, Clements Library
909 S. University Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1190

American painter Winslow Homer rose to national attention during the Civil War, but one of his most important early paintings, “Near Andersonville,” remained unknown for a century. In this illustrated lecture, historian Peter Wood reveals the long-hidden story of this remarkable Civil War painting. Wood examines the interplay of symbolic elements and links the painting to Abraham Lincoln’s presidential campaign of 1864. Wood’s provocative study offers a fresh vantage point on Homer’s early career, the struggle to end slavery, and the dramatic closing years of the Civil War.

Free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Library at (734) 764-2347 or visit our website: www.clements.umich.edu.

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