Intersections

What the Museum's Logo Symbolizes


Our logo, “Intersections,” is meant to encourage questions and stimulate debate about World War I, its meaning, and its relevance today.

This single image expresses the constructive as well as destructive energies released by the War, and the impact it continues to have on our lives today.

A touch of red recalls the poppies of Flanders Fields. The tangle of intersecting lines can be the stakes upon which barbed wire was hung; the railroad tracks that fed men and munitions to the fronts; the factories where new technologies were discovered and exploited; the chaos of bombarded streets and the fallen beams of broken homes.

Beyond those specific images lie broader themes: the intersection of individual lives and entire nations, the clash of old cultures and new ideas and, finally, a glimpse of the startling art forms launched in the aftermath of the conflict.



The National World War I Museum and Memorial is America's leading institution dedicated to remembering, interpreting and understanding the Great War and its enduring impact on the global community.