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  • Exhibition Opening Reception
    Between the States: Photographs of the American Civil War

    Friday, April 10, 2015
    5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

    Add to Calendar 04/10/2015 5:30 PM 04/10/2015 7:00 PM America/New_York Exhibition Opening Reception
    Between the States: Photographs of the American Civil War

    Friday, April 10, 2015

    Cover Image Web

    Timothy H. O’Sullivan (American, 1840 -1882). PONTOON BRIDGE ACROSS THE RAPPAHANNOCK from Gardner’s Photographic Sketch Book of the War, vol. II, 1866, May, 1863. George Eastman House. Gift of Mrs. Alden Scott Boyer.

    5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
    5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – Exhibition Overview with Jamie Allen

    Exhibition Opening Reception
    Between the States: Photographs of the American Civil War

    Members: Free, Not-Yet-Members: $10, Students: $5
    Advance reservations are required by 5:00 p.m. on April 9th.

    Click here to make reservations

    The American Civil War divided a country and created a nation. It was the first modern war and the most detrimental for Americans, yielding more American fatalities and greater domestic suffering than any other war. Yet it paved the way to a new political, economic and social landscape for the United States.

    As we recognize the sesquicentennial of “Mr. Lincoln’s War”, Between the States: Photographs of the Ameri­can Civil War presents a selection of historical photographs of Civil War sites and circumstances by photographers including George Barnard, Mathew Brady, and Alexander Gardner. The exhibition emphasizes rare items in the George Eastman House collection and explores how photography was used during this period to record the war, promote popular causes, and commemorate those who sacrificed their lives. 

    The evening will start promptly at 5:30 p.m. when guests will have the opportunity to hear from Jamie M. Allen, Associate Curator in the Department of Photography at George Eastman House and the organizing curator for this exhibition

    About the Speaker

    Jamie Allen WebJamie M. Allen is Associate Curator in the Department of Photography at George Eastman House. She has curated 12 exhibitions including Astro-Visions (2013), Between the States: Photographs of the American Civil War from the George Eastman House (2011-2013), Portrait (2010), 60 from the 60s (2010), and The Photograph Collection: An Introduction (2008). Her exhibition In the Garden opens this May at George Eastman House and will include photographs that explore the ways in which gardens reflect mankind’s attitude toward nature from the 19th-century to today. Allen holds an MA in Photographic Preservation and Collections Management from Ryerson University in coordination with George Eastman House, as well as a BA in Art History and a BFA in Photography from The University of Arizona, Tucson.

    Friday, April 10, 2015

    Cover Image Web

    Timothy H. O’Sullivan (American, 1840 -1882). PONTOON BRIDGE ACROSS THE RAPPAHANNOCK from Gardner’s Photographic Sketch Book of the War, vol. II, 1866, May, 1863. George Eastman House. Gift of Mrs. Alden Scott Boyer.

    5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
    5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – Exhibition Overview with Jamie Allen

    Exhibition Opening Reception
    Between the States: Photographs of the American Civil War

    Members: Free, Not-Yet-Members: $10, Students: $5
    Advance reservations are required by 5:00 p.m. on April 9th.

    Click here to make reservations

    The American Civil War divided a country and created a nation. It was the first modern war and the most detrimental for Americans, yielding more American fatalities and greater domestic suffering than any other war. Yet it paved the way to a new political, economic and social landscape for the United States.

    As we recognize the sesquicentennial of “Mr. Lincoln’s War”, Between the States: Photographs of the Ameri­can Civil War presents a selection of historical photographs of Civil War sites and circumstances by photographers including George Barnard, Mathew Brady, and Alexander Gardner. The exhibition emphasizes rare items in the George Eastman House collection and explores how photography was used during this period to record the war, promote popular causes, and commemorate those who sacrificed their lives. 

    The evening will start promptly at 5:30 p.m. when guests will have the opportunity to hear from Jamie M. Allen, Associate Curator in the Department of Photography at George Eastman House and the organizing curator for this exhibition

    About the Speaker

    Jamie Allen WebJamie M. Allen is Associate Curator in the Department of Photography at George Eastman House. She has curated 12 exhibitions including Astro-Visions (2013), Between the States: Photographs of the American Civil War from the George Eastman House (2011-2013), Portrait (2010), 60 from the 60s (2010), and The Photograph Collection: An Introduction (2008). Her exhibition In the Garden opens this May at George Eastman House and will include photographs that explore the ways in which gardens reflect mankind’s attitude toward nature from the 19th-century to today. Allen holds an MA in Photographic Preservation and Collections Management from Ryerson University in coordination with George Eastman House, as well as a BA in Art History and a BFA in Photography from The University of Arizona, Tucson.