Hermon Dunlap Smith Gallery
Join us for this free tour of “Home Front: Daily Life in the Civil War North,” Chicago’s only major exhibition on the Civil War during its 150th anniversary. One of the exhibition’s co-curators will walk visitors through more than 100 items that focus on the enormous, and costly, effect the war had on civilians. Highlights of the exhibition include first editions by Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Louisa May Alcott; sheet music from Chicago-based music publishers Root and Cady; magazine illustrations that depict the changing roles of women and children who supported the war effort; and stunning paintings by Winslow Homer, Frederic Church, and other American artists of the period.
“Home Front: Daily Life in the Civil War North” is co-organized by the Newberry and the Terra Foundation for American Art. The exhibition is made possible through support from the Terra Foundation for American Art.
This event is free and no registration is required.