Impressive Gettysburg diorama at Tampa’s Nuances Galleries
Channel 10 TV (WTSB, Tampas10.com) has a recent article and photo posted on their website about a Civil War display in a local art gallery, Nuances Galleries. For several of the past nine years, gallery owner Robert Rowan has exhibited hand-built dioramas as a way of teaching kids about history in a visual setting.
Another view of Robert Rowan’s diorama
This year, Rowan had constructed a 13’x8′ diorama of the Battle of Gettysburg, as a commemoration of the 145th Anniversary of the three-day battle here in south-central Pennsylvania. He told a reporter, “For me, it’s like a passion, and I have a space for it, so I invite my friends and children of all ages to come and talk about this great time in our history.” The exhibit will close to the public on August 5, but Rowan should be back next year with another battle.
In the past, he has made and exhibited miniature battlefields / dioramas covering the battles of Gettysburg, Antietam, Franklin, and Fredericksburg. Anyone in the Tampa area ever go visit Robert’s layouts? Do you have any photographs?
For more photos, see Rowan’s website.