Thursday, March 15, 6:30 p.m.
John Singer Sargent's Gassed (1918-19) is among the most potent images to emerge from World War I. Made by an American artist working in Europe under commission from the British government, it came to epitomize feelings of loss in England after its unveiling. Sargent was among dozens of American artists who responded to the war, making art about the war’s impact on society and their own lives. Either working independently or for the U.S. government, most reacted from the homefront, but some experienced the war first hand, and like Sargent, made unique images about the experience.
Join Minneapolis Institute of Art Patrick and Aimee Butler Curator of Paintings, Robert Cozzolino, as he explores how American artists imagined the war and its impact. Whether using traditional forms of representation or experimenting with new visual languages, American artists created work that both contextualizes and confounds how we understand the war, even one hundred years later. Cash bar/ small plates begins at 6:00 p.m. FREE with RSVP | J.C. Nichols Auditorium