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The Civil War And American Art

A new exhibit at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C., explores how the Civil War redefined American art and painting. Diane is joined by exhibit curator Eleanor Jones Harvey.

Photo Gallery: The Civil War And American Art

All images courtesy of the Smithsonian American Art Museum .

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Excerpt from "The Civil War and American Art" by Eleanor Jones Harvey. Copyright 2012 by Eleanor Jones Harvey. Reprinted here by permission of Yale University Press. All rights reserved.

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