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Thursday, April 11, 2013

Opening Reception: Meet Mort Künstler

In honor of the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg and the Gettysburg Address (which is being observed in 2013), the Reading Public Museum will exhibit nearly 30 paintings, etchings, and sketches by renowned historical artist Mort Künstler. The exhibition, Remembering the Battle of Gettysburg: The Civil War Art of Mort Künstler, opens in the museum’s American Gallery on Friday, April 26, and continues through July 28.

Reading will be the first venue to display his newest work, titled Pickett's Charge, Gettysburg, July 3, 1863. This exhibition is presented locally by Fulton banks/Clermont Wealth Strategies.

An opening reception will be held on Friday, April 26 from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m., including a “meet and greet” with the artist, a lecture by Mr. Künstler on Art of the Civil War (from 6-7 p.m.), and a book signing opportunity. The cost is $20 for members and $30 for non-members, and includes wine and light hors d’oeuvres. Reservations are required – call 610-371-5850 x223.

Where:
Reading Public Museum
500 Museum Road
Reading, Pennsylvania 19611

When:
Friday, April 26, 2013
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Details:
Event admission is $20.00 for members and $30.00 for non-members.
Reservations are required – call 610-371-5850 x223.

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All illustrations by Mort Künstler. Text by Michael Aubrecht, Dee Brown, Henry Steele Commager, Rod Gragg, Mort Knstler, James McPherson, and James I. Robertson, Jr. - Copyright 2001-2011. All Rights Reserved. No part of the contents of this web site may be reproduced or utilized in any form by any means without written consent of the artist.