September 30, 2017 through January 28, 2018

On the Front Lines: Three Reflections on Identity

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These exhibitions examine various aspects of community participation
and social consciousness.

World War I and the Lyme Art Colony explores the contributions of Connecticut’s artist to mobilization for the Great War. Their artworks rallied patriotic sentiment and played a role in national defense, but also discerned the psychological costs of the conflict and the change it fostered across American society, notably in the struggle for women’s suffrage.
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Oscar Fehrer: Reflecting and Reflections examines the life and work of an American artist who arrived in Lyme in 1918 after having left Munich abruptly at the outbreak of the war.
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Extending themes of identity and social engagement into the 21st century, Polish-born photographer Pola Esther presents A Room of Her Own (Ballad of Ruth Coxe), a portrait of a complex and unconventional local figure who clashed with others on politics, womanhood, and religion.
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