The Boston University Art Gallery will open its latest show, A Photographic Portrait of Boston, 1840-1860, curated by Anna Kamplain, on February 9, 2006 from 6:00 to 8:00pm. This exhibition explores the history of Boston in the years before and during the Civil War through a focused survey of images from four major local historic archives: the Boston Athenaeum, the Boston Public Library, Historic New England, and the Massachusetts Historical Society. The exhibition presents over one hundred and forty images—several important works are presented here publicly for the first time—and highlights a variety of early photographic formats including daguerreotypes, salt prints, and cartes de visite. This show will run from February 10, 2006 through April 2, 2006. The Boston University Art Gallery is located in Boston University's College of Fine Arts located at 855 Commonwealth Avenue. This exhibition is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are from 10:00am to 5:00pm Tuesday through Friday, and from 1:00pm to 5:00pm Saturday and Sunday.
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