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Redressing the Wound
September 1, 2018 @ 8:00 AM - January 12, 2019 @ 5:00 PM
The National Museum of Civil War Medicine (NMCWM) is excited to announce its first “Artist in Residence,” sculptor Michael Benevenia. The program is a multi-year residence at each of the NMCWM’s three locations; The National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick, Maryland in 2018, the Pry House Field Hospital Museum on Antietam National Battlefield in 2019 and the Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office Museum in Washington DC in 2020.
Mr. Benevenia’s first exhibition debuted on September 1, 2018 and runs through January 12, 2019. Entitled “Redressing the Wound,” the exhibition explores the legacy of Civil War medicine and the conflict’s lingering effects on American culture using multi-media sculptures inspired by war-time trauma. The sculptures will be located within the museum’s galleries, integrated with the permanent collection.
As an artist in residence, Benevenia will further explore his unique artistic interest in Civil War medical care. His research at the museum will include a series of talks, exhibitions and site-specific installations.
A reception at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine on September 19, 2018 will kick off the events throughout the remainder of 2018. “Redressing the Wound” is included with admission to the National Museum of Civil War Medicine. The exhibition is open during the museum’s normal operating hours: Monday – Saturday, 10 AM – 5 PM, Sunday, 11 AM – 5 PM