Aldrich Museum Dialogue: The Legacy of the Civil War

Aldrich Museum

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.

For more information about the event, which is free for Aldrich members and free with the price of admission for non-members, contact Tracy Moore at (203) 438.4519 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Seating capacity is first come, first served; please arrive early. The Museum is located at 258 Main St. in Ridgefield. Regular Museum hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 12 noon to 5 pm. For more information call (203) 438.4519 or visit aldrichart.org.

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