The edit-a-thon offers a range of topics around the Civil War and American art. These include research around 6 significant artworks and their related artists from The Civil War and American Art exhibition, and the Civil War history of the Smithsonian American Art Museum's main building.
Work can also continue on:
- Adding categories to all of our images on the Commons: Civil War and American Art Edit-a-thon, and Masterpiece Museum Edit-a-thon
- Articles related to the 30 "Masterworks" that were added to the Commons during our last edit-a-thon, Masterpiece Museum, Masterpiece Museum Commons
- Articles related to works on the Commons from the Google Art Project Google Art Project Commons.
For these last two, we're looking to use these images to illustrate relevant articles about the artists, the artworks, the scene or theme depicted, or the artistic period or genre.
Exhibition curator Eleanor J. Harvey will conduct a tour of the special exhibition, The Civil War and American Art. Unfortunately, photography is not permitted in the exhibition galleries.
|9:15 a.m.||Meet and prepare to be escorted through security.||In the G Street Lobby of the Smithsonian American Art Museum (entrance at 8th and G Streets, NW)|
|9:15 - 9:30||Welcome, introductions, byo coffee||MacMillan Education Center, 1st floor, Smithsonian American Art Museum|
|9:30 - 10:30||New editor instruction and tutorials||MacMillan Education Center, 1st floor, Smithsonian American Art Museum|
|10:30 - 12:00||Exhibition tour||The Civil War and American Art exhibition, 1st floor, Smithsonian American Art Museum|
|12:00 - 1:00||Lunch (provided)||MacMillan Education Center, 1st floor, Smithsonian American Art Museum|
|1:00 - 5:00||Edit-a-thon||MacMillan Education Center, 1st floor, Smithsonian American Art Museum|
Do I have to register to attend, or can I just arrive on the day?
- Advance RSVP is required for non-Smithsonian staff. Due to the limited space, the only way to guarantee admission is to sign up. Space is limited to 25 participants.
Do I have to be a member of Wikimedia DC?
- No, this event is open to everyone.
What happens if I get hungry?
- Lunch will be provided by the museum.
What should I bring?
- A laptop
- Photo ID for security
- Coffee for the morning if you desire - food and drink is permitted in the MacMillan Education Center, but must be carried in a closed container through the museum. Food and drink is not permitted in the exhibition galleries.
Add your own questions here
- Georgina Goodlander (host) (talk)
- Sarasays (talk) 18:17, 15 January 2013 (UTC)
- Amy Vaughters Amy V.
- Bridget C.
- DigiGardens (talk) 14:43, 17 January 2013 (UTC)
- Doug Dunlop SIL
- meghaninmotion (talk) --15:12, 13 February 2013 (UTC)
- SarahNEmerson (talk) 17:36, 14 February 2013 (UTC)
- Anaerose (talk) 18:28, 14 February 2013 (UTC)
- Michael Edson (talk)
Non SI Staff
Up to 20 spaces...
- Steven W.
- Chandler W.
- Kate L.
- Travis N.
- Sarah L.
- Gerald S.
- Gilborrego Can no longer make it. Sorry.
- John S.
- Econterms (talk) 21:18, 9 February 2013 (UTC) -- will have to miss 12:30-3
- CarolMooreDC 21:55, 10 February 2013 (UTC)
We'll take RSVPs for up to 25 people in total, since some folks may not show and we can probably find space for an extra five even if everyone does come. If you're on this list - you can come!
If you're on the waitlist, you will receive an email/talk message if a space opens up.
- Diane Shaw Uncommon fritillary (talk) It's unclear whether I'll be able to attend, but I hope to be there for part of the event. Uncommon fritillary (talk) 15:41, 13 February 2013 (UTC)
- Geraldshields11 (talk) 13:19, 15 February 2013 (UTC)
- --Kippelboy (talk) 18:25, 15 February 2013 (UTC)
- In Kansas, wish I could participate remotely, but actually going to be at a conference :P Sadads (talk) 21:39, 17 January 2013 (UTC)
- Something urgent has come up, unfortunately. Kirill [talk] 10:19, 14 February 2013 (UTC)
To Do List
- Winslow Homer
- Eastman Johnson
- Homer Dodge Martin
- Julian Scott
- Frederic Edwin Church
- Aurora Borealis (painting) - reminder to rename
- American Civil War - Memory and historiography section?
- Smithsonian American Art Museum
- add this event to the lists at Wikipedia_talk:GLAM/SI
Please add your suggestions!
- The Civil War and American Art exhibition page, including links to Civil War timeline and exhibition slideshow
- Podcast with the curator, which focuses on the 6 artworks from the Museum's collection
- Object pages on the museum's website:
- A Visit from the Old Mistress, by Winslow Homer, Link to this image on the Commons
- The Girl I Left Behind Me, by Eastman Johnson, Link to this image on the Commons
- The Lord is My Shepherd, by Eastman Johnson Link to this image on the Commons
- Aurora Borealis, by Frederic Edwin Church, Borealis by Frederic Edwin Church.jpg Link to this image on the Commons
- Surrender of a Confederate Soldier, by Julian Scott, Link to this image on the Commons
- The Iron Mine, Port Henry, New York, by Homer Dodge Martin Link to this image on the Commons
- Temple of Invention website about the history of the museum building, including many Civil War connections
- Civil War audio tour of museum building
- Henry Mosler's Civil War Diary from the Archives of American Art
Images on the Commons
- The Civil War and American Art Edit-a-thon Commons
- Masterpiece Museum Edit-a-thon Commons
- Google Art Project Commons
Winslow Homer Civil War exhibit paintings
- A Visit from the Old Mistress
- Defiance, Inviting a Shot before Petersburg
- File:Winslow Homer - Sharpshooter.jpg The Sharpshooter
- Home, Sweet Home
- The Veteran in a New Field
- Prisoners from the Front
- Wikipedia:Starting an article
- Intro to Wikipedia Slides
- Who's working on what? (PiratePad)
- The Iron Mine, Port Henry, New York (with link to external video)
- Surrender of a Confederate Soldier bare-bones stub (with link to external video)
- The Lord is My Shepherd (with link to external video)
- The Girl I Left Behind - extended article about the song (with link to external video)
- Aurora Borealis (painting) (with link to external video)
- A Visit from the Old Mistress (with link to external video)
- Negro Life at the South
- Eleanor Jones Harvey (stub)
- In Front of Yorktown (stub)
- The Bright Side (painting) (stub)
- The Brierwood Pipe (stub)
- The Cotton Pickers (stub)
- Conrad Wise Chapman (stub)
- Put photos into articles: "Surrender of a Confederate Soldier" in Conclusion of the American Civil War and Confederate States Army; "The Lord is My Shepherd" in Reconstruction Era, Slavery in the United States, Psalm 23; "A Visit from the Old Mistress" in Reconstruction Era; "Aurora Borealis" in Aurora (astronomy); Negro Life at the South at Enslaved Women in the Colonial North America and the U.S..
- Added info about The Iron Mine to Port Henry, New York
- Added info about The Iron Mine to Moriah, New York
- Winslow Homer
- Added section on art during the Civil War as part of Visual art of the United States
- Added to List of works by Frederic Edwin Church
- Expanded and added artist infobox to Homer Dodge Martin
- Added reference to the painting "The Girl I Left Behind Me" to article on song by that name.
- Rewrote and expanded interpretation in Eastman Johnson article of his painting ocalled Negro Life at the South, based on today's tour by Eleanor Jones Harvey.
- Corrected and added to Eastman Johnson article in French wikipedia
- Added information about Winslow Homer's post-war paintings and linked to Commons "A Visit From the Old Mistress" Winslow Homer#Homer.27s studio
- Linked to "Surrender of a Confederate Soldier" from gallery and notable paintings sections on Julian Scott page
- Added Frederic Edwin Church's "Aurora Borealis" to Aurora in traditional and popular culture Aurora (astronomy)#In traditional and popular culture
- Added link to Bierstadt painting to list of Bierstadt's paintings as well as info about Bierstadt and the Civil War to Albert Bierstadt
- Added "The Bright Side" painting as an illustration for articles Sibley tent
- Added category for Eleanor Jones Harvey
- Added category for Civil War Editathon and added photos
- Added official portrait of Eleanor Harvey
More to come!