See how civil war influenced American art at New York's Met Museum
From 27 May 2013 To 02 September 2013Address
Metropolitan Museum of Art, 6 East 82nd Street, Manhattan, NY 10028
The American Civil War between 1861 and 1865 has left an indelible mark on the nation's psyche and documents about the conflict still hold fascination for most people.
Now, guests at New York hotels can see how the war influenced art at the time thanks to a lavish new exhibition at the city's Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Taking place between May 27th and September 2nd, The Civil War and American Art examined how emotions came out through paintings to create a unique snapshot of how people felt about their everyday lives.
There is optimism in early pictures, but evidence of greater concern manifests in later creations as artists worried about the outcome and how the country would ever be reunified.
One particular highlight is sure to be Our Banner in the Sky by Frederic Edwin Church, which cleverly depicts a landscape at sunset with the American flag in the sky.
The event marks the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg between July 1st and 3rd, so visiting on these dates could be especially poignant.
Residents staying at the Premier Hotel New York can get to the Met Museum in just over ten minutes in a taxi.
Until August 3rd, 'Satchmo at The Waldorf' will be playing at the Westside Theatre Upstairs in New York City.
The politically-themed play, 'All the Way' is playing on Broadway at the Neil Simon Theatre until June 29th, 2014.
See 'After Midnight' from April 1st to June 6th on at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre in New York.
The 13th annual Tribeca Film Festival is to take place in New York from April 14th to 27th.
The famous tale 'Of Mice and Men' by John Steinbeck will be coming to New York?s Broadway from April 16th to July 27th.
Tony Award winner Michael Grandag is bringing his hugely well-received West End show, The Cripple of Inishmaan from London to Broadway.
Fuerza Bruta, the Argentine-founded multi-sensory show, will be bringing their next installment, Wayra to New York from May 27th to September 7th.