Focus on World War I
Sunday, December 17, 2017
Harry Everett Townsend, Untitled (WWI Trench Sketch), ca. 1918, Graphite on paper, Gift of Mrs. Elaine Hanley
to explore the themes and ideas of during a guided tour. the rigors of , as well as the advent of industrial combat. while visually aesthetic as art, also act as method of recorded history.
gain a closer look into etchings of honor s the centenary of America's entry into World War I. Harry Everett Townsend was one of eight official combat artists commissioned by the American Expeditionary Force to depict the rigors of World War I, as well as the advent of industrial combat. His works , —on display in the Museum's featured exhibition Harry Everett Townsend: Illustrations of a World War I Artist— while visually aesthetic as art , also act as method of recorded history. Join a Museum docent to explore these themes and ideas during a guided tour of the exhibition . Participants will also gain a closer look into the collection of trench art etchings, on loan from the Connecticut State Library as part of their collaboration with the NBMAA, which honors the centenary of America's entry into World War I.
Free with Museum admission
Sunday, December 17, 2017 11:00 am to 12:00 pm