November 2, 2017 – 12:00 pm
Curator's Tour: World War I and American Art
Presented by Trinita Kennedy, Frist Center curator
John Steuart Curry (1897–1946). The Return of Private Davis from the Argonne, 1928–40. Oil on canvas, 38 1/4 x 52 1/4 in. The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, Museum purchase funded by the Caroline Wiess Law Accessions Endowment Fund, 2011.763. Photo © Estate of John Steuart Curry, courtesy of Kiechel Fine Art, Lincoln, NE
Meet at the exhibition entrance
Free to members; admission required for not-yet-members
Join curator Trinita Kennedy as she explores how a wide range of American artists, including Marsden Hartley, Georgia O’Keeffe, Horace Pippin, and John Singer Sargent, responded to the First World War. Special consideration will be given to how artists represented airplanes, barbed wire, poisonous gas, submarines, tanks, and other characteristic weapons of the conflict. Social issues, such as the wartime roles taken on by women and the participation of African Americans on the battlefield, will also be highlighted.