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Sydney Jacobs Lecture: The Civil War and Slavery’s Shadow

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Synopsis: The Zimmerli and Department of Art History at Rutgers collaborate to welcome Professor Maurie McInnis, who examines contemporary politics and American visual culture during the American Civil War.
Start Time: Tuesday, October 8, 2013 4:30 PM
End Time: Tuesday, October 8, 2013 5:30 PM
Location: Voorhees Hall Incl Zimmerli Art Museum
Address: 71 Hamilton Street
Campus: College Avenue
City, State, Country: New Brunswick, NJ US
Fee: Free-$6
Sponsor: Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University
Category: Art
Contact Name: Theresa Watson
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: (848) 932-7237
Additional Information: McInnis explores why it was that as the war stretched on, few artists depicted the subject. They had even less to say about slavery, even after the Emancipation Proclamation had focused the war effort on ending the South's "peculiar institution." There were a couple of artists, however, who tackled the subject in private, creating powerful works that only later became known to American audiences. McInnis is professor of American art and material culture and associate dean for undergraduate academic programs in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Virginia. Her primary research interests are in the cultural and social history of the American South in the 18th and 19th centuries. She has authored such award-winning books as “Slaves Waiting for Sale: Abolitionist Art and the American Slave Trade” and “The Politics of Taste in Antebellum Charleston.”
Target Audience: Current Students,  Researchers,  Visitors,  Commuters,  Donors & Supporters,  Undergraduate Students,  Graduate Students,  Prospective Students,  Faculty,  Staff,  Alumni,  General Public,  Parents & Families