November 2016 - April 2017
Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building
Organized to coincide with the centenary of World War I, this landmark exhibition is the first to consider the broad impact of “The Great War” on American art and visual culture. Including major paintings, drawings, illustrations, posters, prints, photographs film and ephemera, the project seeks to reveal the profound impact of the war on artistic practice and visual culture in the United States. It will show how art and print culture shaped discussions and debates about the war and affected the artists as they worked beyond the war years. Among the numerous artists included will be: Ivan Albright, Hugh Breckenridge, Cecilia Beaux, George Bellows, Thomas Hart Benton, Howard Chandler Christy, Jo Davidson, James Montgomery Flagg, Henry Glitenkamp, Marsden Hartley, Childe Hassam, Lewis Hine, Carl Hoeckner, George Luks, Paul Manship, Joseph Pennell, Horace Pippin, Man Ray, Boardman Robinson, Norman Rockwell, John Singer Sargent, John Sloan, Edward Steichen, Abbott Thayer, and Claggett Wilson.
Robert Cozzolino, Senior Curator and Curator of Modern Art, PAFA
Anne Knutson, independent curator
David Lubin, Charlotte C. Weber Professor of Art at Wake Forest College
This exhibition is supported in part by a grant from the David A. and Helen P. Horn Charitable Trust.
The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts’ public programs are funded in part by a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency).
General operating support provided, in part, by