Galleries Special Events

Exhibition Discussions

September 14, 2017

During the Opening Reception for Art & Conflict and The Great War: Visions of a World Conflict
7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Presentation by Susan Talbot Stanaway, Free and open to the public

World War One Posters:  For the Hearts and Minds of Ordinary People
President Woodrow Wilson’s re-election campaign song in 1916 was entitled “Elect Wilson, He Kept Us Out of War.” However on April 6, 1917, at Wilson’s urging, the United States Congress declared war against Germany. Only a few hours later, one of Wilson’s most energetic campaign backers, George Creel, urged Wilson to develop means to engage the war on the home front through “expression, not suppression.” The objectives were to unify people of all ages and backgrounds, including millions of immigrants, to motivate young men to enlist and women to abandon their traditional roles and become war workers. This presentation will describe posters which were a part of these efforts as works of art and propaganda, the artists who created them, how posters established new American heroes and heroines, and their lasting importance in national history.

Saturday October 28, 2017

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Free and open to the public

Join us for a lecture on the history of art in response to conflict, followed by an informal meet and greet with participating artists



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