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New Special Exhibition - The Art of War - Open at the FDR Library & Museum on April 21, 2018

It is always so exciting when the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum reveals a new special exhibition. After an extremely successful ‘Japanese American Internment’ exhibition, the site has outdone itself again with their latest, ‘The Art of War: American Poster Art 1941-1945’ display, showcasing authentic, eye catching World War II posters. This new exhibition will open on Saturday, April 21st in the William J vanden Heuvel Gallery of the Library and Museum and run through December 31st.


On opening day, April 21st, the Library and Museum will offer free entry in correlation with Free Entrance Day to the National Parks, so take advantage of this great opportunity to be one of the first explore the exhibit. After opening day, regular Library and Museum admission applies.

‘The Art of War: American Poster Art 1941-1945’ breaths life through the gallery with its striking images and messaging. Beautifully displayed, the exhibition highlights over 150 colorful World War II posters, which have been drawn from the Library’s own collection of over 3,000 wartime posters, being one of the largest in the nation. The collection truly appeals to the masses, whether you’re a history buff, collector, artist or even child. Although some of the posters have rarely been seen, many are recognizable, iconic posters including J. Howard Millers ‘We Can Do It’ poster, Norman Rockwell’s ‘Four Freedoms’ and James Montgomery Flagg’s image of Uncle Sam with the text ‘I Want You’. As you make your way through the collection, you learn about the talented illustrators and graphic artists and the many topics they portrayed during that time, including the enemy, the roles of women, African Americans, and even the words of President Roosevelt himself.


Being located in Hyde Park, the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum is a wonderful destination to be enjoyed by all. It is in fact the first presidential library, and the only one ever to be used by a sitting president. In addition to the special exhibition, the Library and Museum depicts further the story of Franklin D. Roosevelt, his life, presidency, struggle with polio, and First Lady, Eleanor Roosevelt. Spend a day, or even a weekend, in this historic town as you gain a deeper understanding of the Roosevelt’s impact on the United States, the world, and Dutchess County!

The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum is located at:

4079 Albany Post Road
Hyde Park, New York 12538

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