This weekend we attended the opening of the First Hand exhibit, a remarkable collection of Civil War Era sketches never seen by the public before. This exhibit is special for me because I’ve been managing the website development for both the Becker Collection and the First Hand exhibit site over that last three years.
Though I’ve been looking at the digital versions of these pieces for quite some time, I was a revelation to see the physical items in person.
If you live in the Boston area, it would be well worth your while to stop by to check it out (and please get in touch with me if you do–I’ll try to meet up with you).
McMullen Museum of Art
Boston College. Chestnut Hill, MA
September 5-December 13, 2009
If you aren’t in the area, at least check out the web versions of the drawings: Becker Collection and First Hand
More on the exhibit: “Picturing America: How artists reported the news—or tried to—in the years before photography”
Read more about First Hand: Civil War Era Drawings from the Becker Collection