Seeing the Civil War
Several exhibits mark 150th anniversary
You’d think the ongoing observance of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War would act as a prompt for recalling the conflict and reflecting upon its impact - except for one thing. There’s no need. The war has been and remains a constant presence in the national imagination. The subtitle of “The Civil War: Unfolding Dialogues,’’ at the Addison Gallery of American Art, acknowledges this ongoing relevance. The exhibition is one of at least five area shows honoring the anniversary.