View an art gallery of Civil War impression paintings, learn about the Civil War across the Ozarks and discover the western border skirmishes that dotted Missouri at a series of events held at the Curtis Laws Wilson Library at Missouri S&T this summer.
The library will host an opening reception for a summer-long Civil War art display and lecture series at 6 p.m. Friday, June 8, including remarks by local Rolla artist Dan Woodward.
Woodward, a colorist and realist who paints primarily in oils, will have a standing display of approximately 80 paintings and sketches available for viewing on the second floor of the library during the summer. Viewings are free and open to the public during regular library hours which are available online at library.mst.edu or by calling 573-341-4008. The art will remain displayed through the end of August.
Other library events taking place at the second-floor exhibit will include:
— “Unleashing the Wolf: General Order No. 11 and Civil War on the Western Border,” a lecture presented by Dr. Ann Raab, adjunct instructor of classical and ancient studies at the University of Missouri –Kansas City, will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 14.
— “Civil War Across the Ozarks,” a lecture by John Bradbury, retired assistant director of the State Historical Society of Missouri, will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, June 22.
— “Did Slavery Cause the Civil War?,” a lecture by historian Dr. George Hoemann, will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, July 13.
— A guest lecture at 7 p.m. Friday, July 20, by Florian Waitl, Fort Leonard Wood Engineer School historian.
— Storytelling at 7 p.m. Friday, July 27. Carole Shelton, author and retired educator, will entertain audiences through researched and crafted historical first-person portrayals of women.
— “The Changing Role of Women during the American Civil War,” a lecture by Connie Grisier, historical administrator and interpreter, will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3.
— A closing reception will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24. Woodward will return to Missouri S&T to provide closing remarks about the art show.
For more information about the summer series, visit facebook.com/MSTWilsonLibrary.