Culper Ring: The Spies of George Washington
On view May 19-November 1 in the Ruth Carlson Horn Gallery
A series of graphic novel-style panels designed by illustrator Kirk Manley will tell the dramatic story of the spy ring that operated between New York City, Long Island, and Fairfield during the Revolutionary War.
Manley’s artwork communicates the drama of espionage during the war, underscoring the challenges faced by American forces arrayed against a formidable foe. Visitors will be able to see, through the eyes of specific historical characters, the risks that both military officers and ordinary civilians were willing to take to help their cause. This exhibition will explore the motivations and contributions of the spy ring, bringing to life the risks that they took to secure and transmit intelligence.