Desperate Hours: Understanding the Legacy of the Battle of Gettysburg through the Sculpture of its Battlefield Monuments

Presented by Ron Roth.

The battlefield monuments at the Gettysburg National Military Park that were sculpted and dedicated in the decades following the Civil War include some of the most powerful and expressive works of 19th and 20th Century American sculpture.  The work of some of America’s leading sculptors is represented on the battlefield including Augustus St. Gaudens and Gutzon Borglum—the sculptor of Mt. Rushmore.   This presentation explores  the sculptor’s and stone mason’s art at Gettysburg  and  how this art expressed the public’s changing perceptions and sentiments related to the battle and its significance.

Click here for the Speakers Bureau Application.