"Valley of the Shadow"
Washington County Museum of Fine Arts (7)
With 23,110 casualties, the Battle of Antietam remains a day of great loss for America and stimulated a chain of events leading to the Emancipation Proclamation and the Battle of Gettysburg. This extensive exhibition brings together works of art, such as Eastman Johnson's (American, 1824-1906), Study for "The Wounded Drummer Boy" from the Brooklyn Museum, and objects of material culture, such as weaponry, musical instruments, and clothing, to tell the stories of the war, from the soldiers who fought in its battles to the home front. Objects on loan from public and private collections and the museum's collection will come together to create a "museum within a museum" commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Maryland Campaign of 1862 and the Gettysburg Campaign of 1863. A year of programs and events will help tell the story of the war's impact on this region..
For more information, contact Donna Rastelli at 301-739-5727 or firstname.lastname@example.org.