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click to enlarge "Decoration Day," 1885, Carl Hirschberg, 1854-1923. Oil on canvas.

Courtesy of Oakland University Art Gallery

"Decoration Day," 1885, Carl Hirschberg, 1854-1923. Oil on canvas.

American Paintings from Nancy and Sean Cotton Collection, 1850-1940 

When: Through April 5

This partnership with the the Detroit Institute of Arts exhibits 40 paintings made during the 90 years between 1850 and 1940 — a period of time that includes the Civil War, World War I, and the outset of World War II. The collection, “drawn from a turbulent epoch, presents a fascinating historical snapshot,” according to organizers. “If art is a mirror of its time, what do these forty paintings say about the ninety-years between 1850 and 1940?” Works include Seymour Joseph Guy, Carl Hirschberg, and Thomas Moran, among others.

Opening reception from 5-7 p.m on Friday, Jan. 10. Runs through Sunday, April 5.

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