Metropolitan exhibit: How landscapes captured Civil War’s impact on American …

View full sizeFrederic E. Church, “Our Banner in the Sky,” 1861.

‘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;


Friday Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday-Thursday, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; through Sept. 2.

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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

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