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Past Exhibitions

  • Battle of New Orleans  Dennis Malone Carter (1820–1881?) Oil on canvas, 1856

    1812: A Nation Emerges

    June 15, 2012 - January 27, 2013

    This exhibition viewed the War of 1812 in its international context and included portraits of the major British generals who crossed the Atlantic to fight for king and country. It also followed the stories of slaves, pirates, sailors, artists, architects, Native Americans and women during this pivotal time.

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  • The Confederate Sketches of Adalbert Volck

    March 30, 2012 - January 21, 2013

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  • Photograph of Shirley Temple

    In Vibrant Color: Vintage Celebrity Portraits from the Harry Warnecke Studio

    May 2, 2012 - January 12, 2013

    Well before color reproductions and color snapshots became commonplace, pioneering photographer Harry Warnecke (1900–1984) and his associates at the New York Daily News’ Color Studio created brilliant, richly-hued portraits for the newspaper’s Sunday News magazine.

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  • Formal painted portrait of young Juliette Gordon Low, in pink dress

    Juliette Gordon Low and the 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouts

    January 13, 2012 - January 6, 2013

    Despite struggles with severely limited hearing and a turbulent marriage, Ms. Low sought to find a cause to which she could dedicate her life. In 1911, upon meeting the founder of the British based Boy Scouts and Girl Guides, Sir Robert Baden Powell, she knew she had found her cause.

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  • Fortune Telling  Satomi Shirai

    Portraiture Now: Asian American Portraits of Encounter

    August 12, 2011 - October 14, 2012

    Through the groundbreaking work of seven talented artists from across the country and around the world, this exhibition offered provocative renditions of the Asian American experience.

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  • Ronald Reagan by Aaron Shikler

    One Life: Ronald Reagan

    July 1, 2011 - May 28, 2012

    "One Life: Ronald Reagan" commemorated the centennial of this “consequential” and “transformational” president, terms used to describe the Reagan presidency by President Barack Obama.

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  • Lucy May Stanton (self-portrait)

    Mementos: Painted and Photographic Miniatures, 1750-1920

    June 17, 2011 - May 13, 2012

    The word “miniature” was originally associated with the creation of small images and portraits. Tiny, often expensive, likenesses were made as mementos, love tokens, or memorials that could be kept close to the body.

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