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February 2011

Cameron Art Museum in Wilmington, NC, Features Drawings From the Civil War

The Cameron Art Museum in Wilmington, NC, will present the exhibit, First Hand: Civil War Era Drawings from the Becker Collection, on view from Feb. 3 through May 6, 2012. A reception will be held on Feb. 2, from 6-8pm. Cameron Art Museum members attend at no cost, non-members cost is $10.

The exhibition features 127 “first hand” drawings depicting colorful aspects of life and action during the Civil War era. These original drawings by artist-reporters for the Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper were used to inform a reading public consumed by the need to know what was happening throughout America as it struggled to establish its national identity.

The exhibition was curated by Judith Bookbinder and Sheila Gallagher with Boston College. The traveling exhibition is organized by Curatorial Assistance Traveling Exhibitions, Pasadena California. Drawings from the Becker Collection premiered at the McMullen Museum at Boston College which was organized by the McMullen Museum and underwritten by Boston College and Patrons of the McMullen Museum.

The exhibition runs concurrent to the Cameron Art Museum’s 7th Annual Civil War Living History Weekend. The Living History Weekend takes place over two days, Feb. 25 and 26 and is free to the public. For additional information visit (http://cameronartmuseum.com/civil_war.php).

The Cameron Art Museum presents 6-8 changing exhibitions annually; ongoing family and children’s programs; a unique program of tours for Alzheimer’s patients and their caregivers; The Museum School classes for adult and youth education; interdisciplinary programs (lectures, music, films, literature, dance); Healthy Living Classes and ongoing workshops and classes in ceramics at the Clay Studio with resident master artist Hiroshi Sueyoshi.

For further information check our NC Institutional Gallery listings, call the Museum at 910/395-5999 or visit (www.cameronartmuseum.com).


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