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Samuel Thorne Memorial Lecture: American Artists and WWI

November 11, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Robert Cozzolino, Curator of Paintings, Minneapolis Museum of  Art
Lecture held in Fellowship Hall at the First Congregational Church of Old Lyme, 2 Ferry Road, Old Lyme


World War I is considered America’s forgotten war but it became a turning point in the country and for its artists. Dr. Robert Cozzolino, co-curator of the exhibition World War I and American Art will discuss the ways in which American artists responded to the war as it gradually impacted their lives. Some became involved as official war artists making propaganda posters; others took it upon themselves to issue images of dissent. Several prominent artists served in the army and made art about their experiences; others processed the war and its meanings from the home front. Including artists well known (Georgia O’Keeffe) and others that had been forgotten (Claggett Wilson) the enormous range of responses by artists in the United States was astonishing, revealing the omnipresence of the war in daily life.

A book signing of the exhibition catalogue concludes the event.

FREE; reservations required. Call (860) 434-5542, ext. 111 or email to RSVP

Claggett Wilson Flower of Death — The Bursting of a Heavy Shell — Not as it Looks but as it Feels and Sounds and Smells, ca. 1919. Watercolor and pencil on paperboard; 16 1/2 x 22 in. Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C., Gift of Alice H. Rossin 1981.163.18


November 11, 2017
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Florence Griswold Museum
96 Lyme Street
Old Lyme, CT 06371 United States
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