Man and Machine
An often untold story, Man & Machine explores the Great War through the eyes of the German soldier.
American Women Rebuilding France
Vintage photographs and rare silent film footage bring to life the extraordinary work undertaken between 1917 and 1924 by 350 American women – all volunteers – who left comfortable lives in the United States to help the war-ravaged civilian population of northeastern France.
Snoopy as the World War I Flying Ace
Harmonies of the Homefront
Explore how the music of the Great War era acted as a unifying force by supporting patriotic engagement with the war effort at home and rallying the troops abroad. Experience the era through musical artifacts including sheet music covers, lyrics, recordings, pictures of music-making and the sounds of the music itself.
War & Art
World War I coincides with the popularization of portable cameras and the simplification of procedures related to the development and printing. It was no longer necessary to be a professional. These cameras were less bulky, simple and relatively inexpensive. This exhibition, curated by the Instituto Per La Storia Del Risoorgimento Italiana, Roma, records Italian servicemen’s personal visions of the conflict, their war and their diary of the past days in uniform in the trenches.
Road to War
View the inaugural Centennial special exhibition exploring the pivotal world events that led to World War I. The Road to War explores European colonialism, American imperialism, the Balkans Wars, the rise of nationalism and cultural awareness, and the social divides which led to unrest and revolt against the imperial monarchies.
Vive l’Amérique: French Children Welcome Their American Ally
When the U.S. entered WWI in April 1917, a school teacher in the Montmartre district of Paris asked his students to write essays and express in drawings how this would affect their lives. A century later, Le Vieux Montmartre Historical Society loans 30 of these drawings and two essays on this subject to be on exhibit the first time anywhere in the world. Exhibition open March 21 – Oct. 15, 2017 in Ellis Gallery.