Voices of Duty + Devotion
The Gettysburg Seminary Ridge Museum offers an in-depth look at the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg, which was waged within view of the seminary, and detailed insight into the care of the wounded.
24 Fiberglass Figures With Natural Paint, Hair + Clothing
Completed: March 2013
Designer: The PRD Group
Client: Explus, Inc.
Voices of Duty and Devotion– occupies three floors and 16,000 square feet of the original seminary building and takes visitors on a journey from the first days of the Battle of Gettysburg, to the care of the wounded in the Seminary hospital as well as their recovery. It also discusses the civic and spiritual debates that tore religious groups apart during the years of the Civil War and our country's capacity for reconciliation after the war was over. Schmucker Hall, home of the museum, was the largest field hospital at Gettysburg and the museum is a tribute to the building's storied history.
Atta created a total of 24 figures with realistic paint finish and clothing. We worked closely with Civil War experts and the museum to create intricate and authentic period tableaus.