A House Divided: Civil War

Offered by: SMITHSONIAN AMERICAN ART MUSEUM
Program Description:
The Civil War tested and consumed the country for more than four years. Explore how this great conflict and subsequent Reconstruction period are depicted through the traditional mediums of painting and sculpture, as well as the then-new medium of photography. Videoconference presenters show American artworks from the museum’s collection using green screen. Through inquiry-based questions and discussion, presenters engage with participants as they explore artworks together. Program length is 45-60 minutes.