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The Art of Devastation: Medals and Posters of the Great War Exhibit at Vassar College

When: January 27 - April 9, 2017

Rare today, art medals thrived for centuries and rose to new heights during World War I. This exhibition of over 100 medals from both sides of the Great War reasserts their significance as works of art, and coincides with the 100th anniversary of the U.S. entry into the war. The medals come from the permanent collection of the American Numismatic Society in New York, which co-organized the exhibition with the Art Center. Interspersed are war posters on loan from the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and Special Collections, Vassar Library. 

The exhibition is made possible by the Smart Family Foundation.

Gallery Hours Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 10:00am - 5:00pm, Thursday 10:00 - 9:00pm and Sunday 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Date:Friday, Mar 17th, 2017
Time:10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Contact URL:http://fllac.vassar.edu/exhibitions/2016/mark-dion.html
Location: Vassar College, Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center
124 Raymond Ave.
Poughkeepsie, NY 12604

The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center was founded in 1864 as the Vassar College Art Gallery. Vassar was the first college or university in the country to include an art museum as part of its original plan. The current 36,000 square foot facility was designed by Cesar Pelli and named in honor of the new......Read more

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