Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Events

World War I: The End of Empires and Second Battlefield
  • World War I: The End of Empires and Second Battlefield
  • Gallery Talk
  • 10/1/2014
  • 17:30-18:30
  • Spencer Museum of Art
  • Host: Spencer Museum of Art
Multimedia
Event Description
The Spencer Museum of Art is home to one of the largest collections of World War I art in the country thanks to a gift of 3,000 works from scholar and collector Eric G. Carlson. During this centennial anniversary of the Great War, join curator Stephen Goddard for a discussion about the art from this era and the themes and surprises uncovered in the processing of this vast collection. Newly installed works include a selection of paintings marking the end of empires, and works on paper revealing the second battlefield of medical personnel caring for the wounded.