Enduring Legacies of Gassed

Wednesday, March 28, 6:30 p.m.

Warfare and chemical weapons continue to have the same horrific impact today as they did when John Singer Sargent was moved to paint blinded WWI soldiers for his monumental work Gassed. Join us for three rapid-fire talks looking at the different aspects of the legacy of this violence, and what has—and has not—changed in the last century.

Photojournalist David Carson, war correspondent and Pulitzer-Prize winning for his coverage on protests in Ferguson, Mo., will share his experiences on being the observer of violent history. Dr. Dean Gray, Director of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance at MRIGlobal, outlines recent advances on the detection and protection against chemical weapons. And, Capt. Tim Hornik, Vice President of the Heartland Regional Blinded Veterans Association, will discuss his work with veterans that, like himself, lost their eyesight due to combat injuries. Cash bar/small plates begin at 6 p.m. FREE with RSVP | J.C. Nichols Auditorium