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Civil War scenes offered at discount


 This painting, 'Lee's Headquarters' by Bradley Schmehl, is one of the prints available at the museum shop.
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Date published: 1/20/2013

FROM STAFF REPORTS

Locals have a chance to get a picture of local history at the Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center.

Through Jan. 31, rare giclee prints of The Battle of Fredericksburg from the "Selected Pieces from the Silver Art Collection" are available at 50 percent off at The Museum Store, 217 William St.

Giclee printing is a process in which high-quality pigmented paint is sprayed onto a canvas through a machine, similar to an inkjet printer.

The resulting print is an exact copy of the original painting.

Artists use the technique to make quick, limited, high-quality copies of their work.

The available prints were chosen by museum staff from among 10 paintings by historic artists that include Mort Künstler, Don Troiani, Bradley Schmehl, Pamela Patrick White, Heide Presse, Keith Rocco, Dan Nance and Mark Churms.

The museum staff selected the prints based on the depiction of life, death and struggle as they relate to the four days of the Battle of Fredericksburg in 1862, which changed lives and the landscape of the community.

For more information about the prints or additional information about the museum, visit famcc.org or call Ellen Fortunato at 540/371-3037, ext. 125.