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September 23, 2013

Civil War art expert lecture Sunday in Warrenton

The book published in conjunction with the exhibit contains 213 illustrations.
Eleanor Jones Harvey will speak at 4:30 Sept. 29 in Warrenton.
> Video at bottom of story.

The Smithsonian Institution’s senior art curator will discuss the acclaimed exhibit, The Civil War and American Art, during a lecture Sunday, Sept. 29, in Warrenton.

Eleanor Jones Harvey
will lead the illustrated talk and discussion in the Liberty Heritage Society Museum at 45 Main St.

Ms. Harvey organized the exhibit and published the related catalog book, which includes 103 color and 110 black-and-white illustrations, in association with Yale University Press.

“Harvey’s catalogue text stands as a monumental, often thrilling feat of detailed scholarship,” The New Yorker said in a review.

The doors will open at 4 p.m. Sunday, and Ms. Harvey’s presentation will begin approximately 30 minutes later. Refreshments will include wine from Rogers Ford Winery.

Ms. Harvey’s presentation will raise funds for the Fauquier Historical Society’s operation of the Old Jail Museum in Warrenton. Tickets are $50 per person.

Copies of “The Civil War and American Art” will be available for $50. The book retails for $65.

The Iron Bridge Wine Co., a block away on Main Street, will again serve its 2008 Mosby Foundation-award winning Virginia Civil War period dinner, on the night of the illustrated talk. Those attending the historical society event may show their tickets at the Iron Bridge for a discount on their meals.

Tickets to the lecture may be purchased at the Old Jail Museum or online from the Fauquier Historical Society.

For more information, call 540-347-5525 or visit the Old Jail Museum any day except Tuesday.

VIDEO: Brief introduction to the exhibit.
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