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Metropolitan exhibit: How landscapes captured Civil War’s impact on American psyche

The Civil War rages on at Metropolitan Museum of Art, where two shows “Photography and the American Civil War” and “The Civil War and American Art” occupy a dozen galleries this summer, the 150th since the Battle of Gettysburg (July 1-3). The war photographs, small and miraculously sharp, are unmistakable. But the art is often the opposite: Veiled, ambiguous, metaphorical. On the surface, landscape painter Martin Johnson Heade’s “Approaching Thunder Storm”… Read More »