NEW BRITAIN MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART

Tour

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

Join a Museum docent for a guided tour ofto explore the themes and ideas of the featured exhibition Harry Everett Townsend: Illustrations of a World War I Artist. during a guided tour. Harry Everett Townsend was one of eight official combat artists commissioned by the American Expeditionary Force to depict the rigors of World War I for the broad American public. , as well as the advent of industrial combat. His works, while expressive in style and visually striking, visually aesthetic as art, also act as method of recorded history. record the rigors of war and the advent of industrial combat with a unique, raw immediacy.

Participants will also exploregain a closer look into the collection of trench art etchings, on loan from the Connecticut State Library. Comprising of etchings on artillery shells and canteens, trench art exposes the struggle and perseverance of individual men and women. honors 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.

Admission

Free with Museum admission

Schedule

Sunday, December 17, 2017 11:00 am to 12:00 pm