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Library Gallery - Past Exhibit

The Photographer's Eye: Civil War Photographs Selected from the UMBC Photography Collections

Exhibition: April 9 - May 31, 2012

The Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery presents The Photographer's Eye: Civil War Photographs Selected from the UMBC Photography Collections, on display from April 9 through May 31.

The American Civil War coincided with the early years of photography, and the images captured by the early practitioners of this art have helped to shape the memories of this central historical event. Technological limitations, artistic aspirations and societal expectations strongly impacted the images produced by photographers "documenting" the events of the Civil War. This exhibition will explore the art and artifice of Civil War photography, while revealing something about why each of the selected 81 images was produced.

The presentation of this exhibition is supported by an arts program grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency funded by the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support comes from the Friends of the Library & Gallery, the Libby Kuhn Foundation and individual contributions.

The Gallery is open Monday through Friday, 12 noon to 4:00 pm, on Thursday until 8 pm, and Saturday and Sunday 1 - 5 pm. Admission is free. For more information call 410-455-2270.

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