Art for War's sake: Exhibits of fine art and posters from WW1

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May 9, 2016

Exhibition to explore effects of WWI on U.S. artists
Coinciding with the centennial of America’s involvement with the war, World War I and American Art at the Philadelphia Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) will be the first major exhibition devoted to exploring the ways in which American artists reacted to the First World War. The exhibition will run from November 04, 2016 to April 09, 2017. The exhibition at PAFA has been endorsed by the U.S. World War 1 Centennial Commission. Read more about this landmark exhibition, and the works of art that will be on display.

See U.S. poster art inspired by World War 1 at LOC
An exhibit showing how American artists galvanized public interest in World War I opened May 7 at the Library of Congress (LOC), in the Graphic Arts Galleries on the Ground Floor of the Thomas Jefferson Building. “World War I: American Artists View the Great War” features 25 fine prints, drawings, cartoons, posters and photographs drawn from the Library’s Prints and Photographs Division. An additional 70 photographs will be shown in a monitor slide show. Learn more about the exhibition here.

List of 2016 Memorial Day Ceremonies nationwide
With Memorial Day just a few short weeks away, here is a handy list of ceremonies across the nation, provided by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Remember that Memorial Day isn't just a three-day weekend: It is a day of remembrance for those who died in service of the United States of America.

Liberty PosterVintage replica WWI 14” X 24” poster inspired by the World War One rallying cry to “Buy U.S. Government Bonds.” A patriotic and distinctive way to accessorize your wall space, this commemorative poster is offered exclusively through the World War One Centennial Commission.
This and many other commemorative items are available in the Official Merchandise Shop.

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