LRMA to host Civil War drawings, landscape exhibits in 2015

LRMA to host Civil War drawings, landscape exhibits in 2015

LAUREL, MS (WDAM) - The Lauren Rogers Museum of Art in 2015 will host an exhibit which will give art lovers and history buffs a rare glimpse into how some artists interpreted the Civil War.

First Hand: Civil War Era Drawings

will be featured at the museum this fall.

It's a collection of drawings of battles and behind-the-scenes life of soldiers during that war.

"We hear the words embedded reporter or embedded photographer, but people don't realize that in the Civil War, there were embedded artists that actually would sketch and send things back to magazines, so they could show what was happening in the camps, or in the battles or in a certain siege or the aftermath of a certain battle," said George Bassi, museum director.

Other exhibits in 2015 will include a collection of still life photographs and a collection of landscape paintings. Some of the paintings are works by Mississippi artists.

Later this month, the museum will also debut a collection of watercolors and sketches from Mississippi artist William Hollingsworth, Jr.