Dr. Stanley B. Burns Speaks at Gallery Seminar at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Study Day– The American Civil War and the Body

Friday, May 31, 2013 10:30 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.

Dr. Burns is part of a panel of distinguished guests speaking at an all-day seminar that engages in critical discourse about works of art in the galleries, as well as discussions and short lectures about the trauma of war through differing perspectives, ranging from historical to medical.

Dr. Burns will be lecturing on the Civil War Medical photographs of R.B. Bontecou, M.D., currently on display at the Museum. Our book, Shooting Soldiers, is also available in the museum gift shop as well as online.  

Also speaking:

  • David Freedberg, the Pierre Matisse Professor of the History of Art, Department of Art History and Archaeology, and Director, The Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America, Columbia University
  • Caroline Lieffers, independent scholar
  • Jennifer Raab, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University

This program is held in conjunction with the exhibitions Photography and the American Civil War and The Civil War and American Art

Reservations are required.

Art Study Room, Uris Center for Education
1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, New York 10028-0198
Phone: 212-535-7710