Remembering Antietam: Painter James Hope and the Civil War

Dates: 
September 14, 2012
Times: 
Friday, 1 p.m.
Location: 
Farnsworth Auditorium
This special illustrated talk by Assistant Curator Jane Bianco will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Antietam, a critical Civil War battle that involved troops from Maine. Bianco will present a commentary on the artist James Hope and his prtrayal of Maine's role in the battle, a version of which is currently on view in the museum's Rothschild Gallery.

This lecture is free with museum admission. As seating is limited, reservations are recommended. Please call the Education Department at 207-596-0949.

 
James Hope, Battle of Antietam, September 17, 1862, 7th Maine Attacking over the Sunken Road through the Piper Cornfield (detail), c. 1862; oil on canvas; gift of Alice Bingham Gorman

 

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