Artists & World War I: The Battlefront @ The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, Jacksonville [21 September]

Artists & World War I: The Battlefront

13:30 - 15:00

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The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens
829 Riverside Ave, Jacksonville, Florida 32204
Members Free, Non-Members $10 (includes admission) | Registration required

World War I was the first truly mechanized global war, and it changed everything, including art. This 4-part series examines how artists captured the war and the world it changed. Artists created the path for a new art, Modern Art, which would be a shock wave across the cultural landscape. Join Director of Education Lynn Norris to discover Artists & World War I, followed by time in the galleries with the nine artists in the Museum's Permanent Collection who were active during this period.

Artists at the front recorded the war in detail. England's Artists' Rifles were in the trenches where rifles came first and sketches were hidden. Artist Percy Wyndham Lewis examined the dwarfing of man by machine for a generation who grew up with horse-drawn carriages and faced tanks. Horace Pippen saw the war in the air. Artists help fill the journalistic need to witness, and the war channeled their art in new directions. For further information, please email [email protected] or call 904.355.0630.
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