Battle of Hampton Roads: Romanticism and Commercial Patriotism in the Art of the Battle of Hampton Roads

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  • Battle of Hampton Roads: Romanticism and Commercial Patriotism in the Art of the Battle of Hampton Roads
    • The Mariners' Museum and Park

      March 6, 2021, 1 p.m.

      100 Museum Drive
      Newport News, VA 23606
    • Phone: 757-596-2222
      Highway Exit: 258A from I-64
      Website: Click here to visit us online

Description

Presenter: Kyra Duffley, digital content assistant at The Mariners’ Museum

1 p.m. (EST)

 

About the presentation: While mostly associated with France, the artistic movement of Romanticism can be seen in the way in which the American Civil War was depicted in commercial art and print media. Focusing on prints depicting the battle of Hampton Roads, this art-based program will be a discussion of the importance and influence of commercial prints and printmaking as well as the illustrated news during the Civil War to not only tell eyewitness accounts and create a commercialized patriotism, but also to make the Civil War the first "illustrated" war.

 

Viewers are welcome to send Kyra any comments or questions to the presenters, and she will answer following the presentation.