Round Table Opportunity to View Rare Civil War Art
The March ACWRT meeting will be held on Sunday, March 16, 2014, in order to view the exhibit of Conrad Wise Chapman paintings at the Morris Museum of Art. These paintings are on loan from the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond, Virginia. Chapman created a series of 31 paintings while he was on active duty as a Confederate soldier during the Civil War in Charleston. These extraordinary works give an in-depth, rarely-seen visual overview of Confederate military structures and Charleston City as they appeared during the Civil War. While there were several soldier artists on the Union side who captured the war in painting, this was not the case on the Confederate side.
The meeting will begin in the Civil War gallery promptly at 3:30pm. Tom Sutherland will conduct a narrated tour of the Civil War Gallery and then move to the Conrad Wise Chapman exhibit on or about 4pm. The Morris Museum will close at 5pm. Following the tour have dinner on your own at one of the many near-by restaurants, Augustinos, Blue Sky, Boll Weevil, etc.
The Morris Museum of Art is on the 2d floor of number 1, Tenth Street, Augusta. The Museum is free on Sundays and docent led tours of the Museum are available on Sundays at 3pm. Join us and enjoy an afternoon of extraordinary art.
By Tom Sutherland