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Civil War Artists

March 2023
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The eloquent drawings that make up The American Heritage Century Collection of Civil War Art , a few of which we ran in our October, 1974, issue, are currently on tour around the country, in a travelling exhibition organized under the auspices of the International Exhibitions Foundation. The exhibition opened in January at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. The following itinerary lists additional museums where the drawings may be seen:

February 15-March 15:

Brooks Memorial Art Gallery, Memphis, Tennessee.

April 1-June 15:

Museum of Our National Heritage, Lexington, Massachusetts.

July 1-July 31:

The Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts, Golumbus, Ohio.

August 15-September 15:

Putnam Museum, Davenport, Iowa.

October 1-October 31:

Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas.

November 15-December 15:

Mobile Art Gallery, Mobile, Alabama.

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