Gettysburg Screening

Sunday, January 24, 5:30 pm
SPECIAL AFTER-HOURS SCREENING with distinguished History Professor Kenneth T. Jackson on closing day of BOLD, CAUTIOUS, TRUE

The closing day for Bold, Cautious, True: Walt Whitman and American Art of the Civil War Era will feature a special four-hour marathon screening of the 1993 hit film Gettysburg

The three days at Gettysburg were pivotal in the history of the United States. In this epic film, starring Jeff Bridges, Martin Sheen, Tom Berenger, and Sam Elliott and produced by Ted Turner, the battle comes to life in the form of many thousands of re-enactors. Professor Kenneth T. Jackson of Columbia University, who has used the film in his classes for more than fifteen years, will narrate the action and point out ten separate instances where critical decisions changed the fate of the nation. Jackson has received the Great Teacher Award from Columbia University and, as an indication of his wide-spread appeal, has also been voted most popular professor by Playboy Magazine (Click here to read Jackson's bio).

Surrounded by the art of the Civil War in the Museum galleries, you can enjoy this stimulating program beginning at 5:30pm -with a short intermission for a light dinner- and concluding by 10pm. It will be a night to remember for all military, civil war, and history buffs.

$50 members, $75 non-members (includes dinner)
(914) 232-9555 ext. 0