John Singer Sargent’s incredible masterpiece Gassed is truly one of the giants of the art world at more than nine feet tall by 21 feet long. The landmark painting is the focal point in this special centennial exhibition that also includes reproductions of many of his study drawings and historical and contemporary objects on detection and protection from chemical warfare.
Most women were barred from voting or serving in military combat roles at the start of WWI. Many saw the war as an opportunity to not only serve their countries but to gain more rights and independence. Read and learn more about the varying roles of women across the world in WWI.
Admission to the Museum is free for veterans and active duty military personnel, and half-price for the general public all weekend (Friday-Monday, May 25-28). The Museum offers several events during the course of the weekend for people of all ages and interests, including a free public ceremony at 10 a.m. on Memorial Day.