Still Fighting the Civil War will feature a discussion between author David Goldfield and Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum exhibiting artist Brian Knep about the unhealed wounds from the American Civil War. The conversation will take place at the Museum on Saturday, Feb. 2 from 2 - 4 p.m.
Boston-based media artist Knep’s participatory video installation Deep Wounds, currently on view at The Aldrich, confronts the reality that the Civil War still profoundly affects the American psyche and engages not just the legacy of the War but also the difficult processes of reconciliation that follow all human conflict.
Goldfield, the Robert Lee Bailey Professor of History at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte, is the award-winning of author of sixteen books about Southern and American history, including Still Fighting the Civil War and the recently published America Aflame. Both books explore the complicated and forgotten history of the War and its continued impact on American society and culture, and will be available for purchase after the discussion at a book signing with Goldfield.
This program is a co-presentation of The Aldrich and Ridgefield Library as part of Ridgefield Remembers the Civil War, a community-wide series of educational and cultural events in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War which will take place between January and June.