The Cecille R. Hunt Gallery at Webster University will exhibit Clark Stoeckley: The United States vs. Private Chelsea Manning from Nov. 4-Dec. 10, 2016. The opening reception is Friday, Nov. 4, 2016, beginning at 6 p.m.
Drawing in real time from inside the courtroom, Clark Stoeckley captured first-hand the extraordinary drama of the Manning trial, one of the most important and secretive trials in American history.
In the course of the trial, Private Manning insisted that her release of State Department cables, Collateral Murder video, and Iraq and Afghanistan war logs to WikiLeaks was an act of conscience, justified by the urgent need to reveal to the world the atrocities committed by the U.S. military in the ostensible cause of freedom.
At the prosecution table, military lawyers for the American government sought to set an example and discourage future whistleblowers by locking away Manning for decades, possibly the rest of her life. Stoeckley’s vivid sketches from inside the court and beyond, trace the evidence, witness testimony, and arguments as they move back and forth between the defense and the prosecution
This show consists of 286 drawings.
Cecille R. Hunt Gallery of Webster University
8342 Big Bend Blvd,
St. Louis, MO 63119.