Rediscovering Lincoln with Christopher Oakley of UNC Asheville

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Rediscovering Lincoln with Christopher Oakley of UNC Asheville
November 22, 2013 5:30 pm
November 22, 2013 7:00 pm

Oakley - Lincoln closerThe Asheville Art Museum is delighted to host Christopher Oakley, assistant professor of new media at UNC Asheville, whose recent discovery of President Lincoln in an 1863 photograph by Alexander Gardner has won him much acclaim. Professor Oakley will be discussing and illustrating the undergraduate research work he is currently leading at UNC Asheville on “The Virtual Lincoln Project,” and how this research has led to the discovery of a previously unknown photographic image of Abraham Lincoln. This image of Lincoln was taken in Gettysburg on the day of the Gettysburg Address, 150 years ago on November 19, 1863. The presentation will also include information on Civil War stereo photography, photographer Alexander Gardner, and how Oakley debunked previous claims that Lincoln is seen riding a horse in Gardner’s stereo photographs of the dedication ceremony at the National Soldier’s Cemetery.

This event is free for museum members, and UNC Asheville students and faculty. $8 museum admission applies to non-members.

Space is limited and advanced registration is required. Please contact the Museum’s front desk for reservations at 828.253.3227.