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PAFA WW I Exhibit

PAFA WW 1

Claggett Wilson (1887–1952)
Flower of Death—The Bursting of a Heavy Shell—Not as It Looks, but as It Feels and Sounds and Smells, c. 1919 Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Alice H. Rossin, 1981.163.18
Photo: Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC/Art Resource, NY


The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) presents its ground-breaking exhibition World War I and American Art, on view in the Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building at 128 N. Broad Street from November 4, 2016 through April 9, 2017.

The first major museum exhibition to revisit this unprecedented global event through the eyes of American artists, World War I and American Art will transform the current understanding of art made during the war and in its wake. The exhibition’s approximately 160 works by 80 artists encompass a broad variety of stylistic approaches, viewpoints, and experiences through paintings, drawings, sculpture, prints, photographs, posters, and ephemera. Admission to the exhibition is free every Sunday, courtesy of the Exelon Foundation and PECO.