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Aired on Jan. 27, 2013 - Part one of a two-part program

Camp of the Seventh Regiment, near Frederick, Maryland

Camp of the Seventh Regiment, near Frederick, Maryland

Washington, DC
Sunday, January 27, 2013

An exhibition at the Smithsonian American Art Museum explores how artists depicted the crisis of conflict as it was happening. Smithsonian Curator Eleanor Jones Harvey reveals how the war can be seen in seemingly unrelated works such as landscape paintings; and also examines the work of several soldier artists. American History TV attended a press briefing and took a tour of the galleries. This is part one of a two-part program.

Updated: Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at 3:25pm (ET)

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