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Battle of Hampton Roads Series: Romanticism and Commercial Patriotism

March 6 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST

Kyra Duffley

Presenter: Kyra Duffley, digital content assistant at The Mariners’ Museum

Have you ever wondered how paintings, especially ones depicted of war and fighting, are portrayed with such intricate details and vibrancy? Or have you questioned whether what is seen in the painting is what actually occurred? Come learn from Kyra Duffley, digital content assistant at The Mariners’ Museum, as she brings an enlightening perspective to the Battle of Hampton Roads in the form of art.

About the presentation: While mostly associated with France, the artistic movement of Romanticism can be seen in the way in which the American Civil War was depicted in commercial art and print media. Focusing on prints depicting the Battle of Hampton Roads, this art-based program will be a discussion of the importance and influence of commercial prints and printmaking as well as the illustrated news during the Civil War to not only tell eyewitness accounts and create a commercialized patriotism, but also to make the Civil War the first “illustrated” war.


Romanticism and Commercial Patriotism in the Art of the Battle of Hampton Roads
March 6 • 1 p.m. (EST)

Viewers are welcome to send any comments or questions to Kyra, and she will answer following the presentation.

In observance of the Battle of Hampton Roads’ upcoming 159th anniversary, The Mariners’ Museum and Park will offer virtual programming on Friday, March 5 and Saturday, March 6 to commemorate the famous Civil War Battle that changed modern naval history forever. Check out our complete series of the programs being offered about this historic event.



Pre-registration for this program is required.
For more information, contact: [email protected].

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No problem! Many of our programs are uploaded to our YouTube Channel shortly afterwards.


March 6
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST


The Mariners’ Museum
100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States
(757) 596-2222