General Order No. 11
To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War edict that inspired George Caleb Bingham’s painting "General Order No. 11" the Historical Society will offer a curators' walk-through of this special exhibit 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Aug. 24, 2013 in the Bingham Room, Main Gallery, Columbia Research Center.
This is one day prior to the anniversary of the directive that forced the evacuation of homes in four western Missouri counties on Aug. 25, 1863.
The Bingham Room exhibit will feature John Sartain’s 1872 engraved plate and Fred Shane’s drawing of William Quantrill’s raid on Lawrence, Kansas, together with James J. Froese’s abstract interpretation of Bingham’s painting created ca. 1970.
10 a.m.-12 p.m.: Missouri artists Frank Stack, Jane Mudd, Byron Smith and Dan Woodward will sketch bushwacker pistols while discussing the inter-relationship between art and cultural memory.
12-1 p.m.: Columbia Daily Tribune "Life During Wartime" columnist Rudi Keller will discuss living in Mid Missouri during the Civil War.
1:30-3 p.m.: SHS Art Curator Joan Stack will give a walk through tour of the "Remembering Order #11" exhibit.
Event is free and open to the public.
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