‘The Civil War and American Art’
This major loan exhibition considers how American artists responded to the Civil War and its aftermath.
Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Ave., Manhattan; MetMuseum.org
Friday Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday-Thursday, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; through Sept. 2.
Admission is $25, general; $17, seniors, $12, students.
MANHATTAN, NY — The Civil War rages on at Metropolitan Museum of Art, where two shows “Photography and the American Civil War” and “The Civil War and American Art” occupy a dozen galleries this summer, the 150th since the Battle of Gettysburg (July 1-3).
The war photographs, small and miraculously sharp, are unmistakable. But the art is often the opposite: Veiled, ambiguous, metaphorical.
On the surface, landscape