Lee and Grant, an exhibition in honor of the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War. The exhibition provides a major reassessment of the lives, careers, and historical impact of Civil War generals Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant. It also encourages audiences to move beyond the traditional mythology of both men and rediscover them within the context of their own time-based on their own words and those of their contemporaries. Lee and Grant presents photographs, paintings, prints, coins, reproduction clothing, accoutrements owned and carried by the two men, documents written in their own hands, and biographical and historical records to reveal each man in his historical and cultural context, allowing audiences to compare the ways each has been remembered for almost 150 years.
When: January 30 - March 20, 2011
Where: Hearst Art Gallery, Saint Mary's College of California, 1928 St. Mary's Rd., Moraga
Learn more about the many scheduled events associated with the exhibition.
Program partners: The National Civil War Association and the Contra Costa County Libraries.
The exhibition has been made possible through NEH on the Road, a special initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
It is brought to you by Mid-America Arts Alliance. Lee and Grant was organized by the Virginia Historical Society in Richmond, Virginia.
For more information about this exhibit contact: Heidi Donner (Public Information/Community Relations/Education/Tours)
at 925-631-4069 or firstname.lastname@example.org