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See how civil war influenced American art at New York's Met Museum

See how war influenced art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York this year. View on Map

Date

From 27 May 2013 To 02 September 2013

Address

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.