A New Century of War
On view October 18 through November 25, 2017
In August 1914, the world entered the 20th Century. It was the final summer of the “Belle Epoch,” and few could imagine the changes wrought by the assassination of a little-known Austro-Hungarian archduke and the four years of unfathomable slaughter that would follow. The United States entered the war in April 1917. At the time called “the war to end all wars,” in reality, World War I did nothing so much as provide a template for killing on an industrial scale, mindless nationalism, and suppression of dissent. With this, “the Great War” set a tone that outlasted the 20th Century and continues today.
The ramifications of the First World War are endless and varied, be they political or military, social or economic, entertainment, technology, population, environment, or family. This exhibition imparts new and surprising reflections on the world we have been given, the world we have seen flying by, and the world we are creating now—all of which are heavily influenced by the results of World War I.
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 4th from 2:00-5:00pm
3:00-3:30pm ARTIST TALK
Join us for the opening reception to hear a brief talk on the Century that began in August 1914 with the outbreak of World War I and the exhibit that asks, "Will that Century ever end?" Artist, co-curator Walt Nygard, poet/journalist Jan Barry, writer Sarah Mess, and others confront the legacy of war--both past and present.