Better Angels of Our Nature: Art During the Civil War and Reconstruction
Friday, November 16, 2012 -
Sunday, May 19, 2013
The Smithsonian on Jefferson Drive SW and 12th Street SW
The Smithsonian American Art Museum has put together an incredibly interesting collection of American art from the era of the Civil War. The paintings address the issues of internal war directly, but more metaphorically allude to an eclectic group of meanings, through compelling landscapes and genre paintings. Artists featured are Winslow Homer, Frederic Church, and Hiram Powers among others.