LA Fashion Week

Independent designers located through the city curate the shows for buyers, media, and the public. Enjoy a show where a number of international fashion collections are presented during this lavish week.

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
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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.