Fields of Battle, Lands of Peace

Friday, March 31, 6 p.m.

At the onset of the centennial commemoration, join us for an exclusive opening of the Museum co-authored traveling exhibition, Fields of Battle, Lands of Peace. After studying Geography at Oxford, Michael St Maur Sheil began a 30-year career as a photo-journalist with works featured in Time magazine, National Geographic and the New York Times among others. A master storyteller, Sheil turned his eye to the battlefields of World War I and spent nearly a decade creating the haunting imagery found in the outdoor exhibition Fields of Battle, Lands of Peace: The Doughboys, 1917-1918. Join the artist, Museum President and CEO Dr. Matthew Naylor and Museum Senior Curator Doran Cart for an unforgettable evening ushering in the centennial of the U.S. entry into the war.

A public reception precedes this discussion at 5 p.m. and includes 1 complimentary drink ticket, complimentary light hors d'oeuvres, a cash bar, and entertainment from jazz great Bram Wijnands and his trio.

FREE with RSVP | J.C. Nichols Auditorium