Posted on Oct 26, 2006

In conjunction with a new exhibit on weapons that opens today at the Mandeville Gallery, a civil war reenactment will be held Saturday, Oct. 28, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., on Rugby Field. As part of the Civil War Living History event, members of the 150th New York Regiment will set up camp and run drills to show what daily life was like for soldiers.

The Mandeville show, which runs through Feb. 4, is called “Armed: Contemporary Art and Violence.” It explores the complexities of human aggression through a variety of media by 11 artists (see Exhibits listing, this page).

The show “allows the viewer to take a critical look at how we view weapons, how we relate to them and what we do with them,” says co-curator Nadine Wasserman. In addition to Saturday's reenactment, several weapons-themed films will be shown in Reamer Campus Center Auditorium, including “Lord of War” (Nov. 7), “The Wind that Shakes the Barley” (Jan. 11) and “Dr. Strangelove” (Jan. 16). All are at 7 p.m. For more information, visit