During the centennial of the Great War (1914-19), the National WWI Museum and Memorial hosted a series of special exhibitions, programs and events to commemorate the first global war in history. Highlights of the Museum and Memorial's offerings during this time are below.
Rearranging History: Daniel MacMorris and the Panthéon de la Guerre
Dec. 15, 2015 - March 27, 2016, Memory Hall
Posted: November 30, 2010
What happened to the world's largest painting? Kansas City artist Daniel MacMorris helped the Museum and Memorial acquire the Panthéon de la Guerre in 1956. He then cut and pasted sections from the huge canvas, rearranged them, painted in new individuals and fit the newly configured composition to the north wall of Memory Hall, where it remains today. The exhibition explores the vast fragments left behind by MacMorris – the majority having never been seen in public since the Panthéon's last showing in its entirety in 1940.Read More