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.
Letters & Artworks From War – Renefer: 1914-18
The Second Battlefield: Nurses in the First World War
This exhibition of predominantly French WWI artwork aligns with the quasi-myths of wartime nursing as described by author Christine Hallett: the courageous voluntary aid detachment, the romantic nurse and the “nurse-as-heroine.” On loan from the Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas.
Art of War: Political Humor
“During The Big Brawl: Humorous Imaginings” (“La Grande Bagarre: Fantaisies Humoristiques”) is a collection of political cartoons created by Gustave A. Wendt between 1915 and 1916. The illustrations are done in pencil, watercolor, India ink, gouache and some colored inks.
Over By Christmas
Many thought World War I would be over in days, surely by Christmas. To many, Christmas was a time of peace and goodwill towards others, the Celebration of the Prince of Peace. Each cause was just. God was on their side, but the war was not over by Christmas. Included with Museum and Memorial admission and free for members.
On the Brink
A hungry teenage assassin and a wrong turn forever changed the world. View the special exhibition examining the underground organizations, diplomatic communications and international newspaper reporting of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and its political aftershock.
Snoopy as the World War I Flying Ace
Explore the art of Charles Schulz with historical objects drawn from the Museum and Memorial’s World War I aviation collection.