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The Great Catastrophe: Remembering WWI, 1914 – 1918
July 3, 2018 - February 3, 2019Free
The Harn Museum of Art at the University of Florida is observing the 100th Anniversary of the Armistice that ended World War I by displaying more than 60 vintage WWI posters and fine art prints from seven countries, as well as objects carried and exchanged during the war. Armistice Day is recognized each year on Nov. 11. The exhibition, “The Great Catastrophe: Remembering WWI, 1914 – 1918,” is on view from July 3, 2018 through February 3, 2019.
This exhibition is curated by Carol McCusker and Gainesville collector Robert C. Sanchez. Sanchez’s collection of posters, prints and sheet music are displayed alongside items of popular culture from the collection of University of Florida Emeritus Associate Professor of History, Geoffrey J. Giles. Also in the exhibition are the WWI personal effects of Russell Hull, who survived the brutal Meuse-Argonne Offensive, lent by his grandson, Russell Etling, Cultural Affairs Manager of Gainesville, Florida. (image: Alfred Everitt Orr, “For Home and Country,” c. 1918, color stone lithograph, on loan from Robert and Elizabeth Sanchez)