Night at the Tower

Limited Tickets Available

Night at the Tower

Limited Tickets Available

Posted August 26th at 11:58am

Experience 1915... a century later! Join us for an unforgettable evening as the National World War I Museum and Memorial presents the inaugural Night at the Tower on Saturday, Sept. 19. The exclusive event under Kansas City’s iconic landmark is a progressive cocktail reception featuring themed food, spirits and entertainment from countries across the world courtesy of Quixotic. A limited number of tickets remain, so purchase yours today! 

A Centenary of Australian War Art

New Exhibition

A Centenary of Australian War Art

New Exhibition

Posted June 29th at 3:42pm

The most comprehensive collection of Australian war art ever seen outside of Australia consists of artworks from the Australian War Memorial depicting Australian military experience from the First World War to Afghanistan.

Open July 17 - Dec. 6, 2015, A Centenary of Australian War Art features Australia’s best known war artists, including George Lambert and Arthur Streeton, and the works highlight the crucial role Australians played in some of the most defining moments in modern history.

 

 

Carruthers Field Air Service Memento

Recent Acquisition

Carruthers Field Air Service Memento

Recent Acquisition

Posted August 12th at 10:49am

An incredible Museum recent acquisition is an airplane fabric from Carruthers Field near Fort Worth, Texas. The fabric contains the handwritten names of more than 200 personnel station there during the World War I era. Learn more about this piece of history and other recent Museum acquisitions.  

Sand to Snow

New Exhibition

Sand to Snow

New Exhibition

Posted April 29th at 8:58pm

The year 1915 was pivotal in terms of the world-wide involvement in the war. World War I was the first truly global war starting in Europe, then spreading to Africa, Asia and the Near East. The European powers mobilized their colonies and commonwealths around the world. Soldiers and laborers from Southeast Asia, India, Africa and the Caribbean were sent to Europe and the Near East to fight. Particularly, the British Commonwealth nations of Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa made a decisive impact.

Open May 1, 2015 - April 10, 2016 in Exhibit Hall, Sand to Snow: Global War 1915 illustrates the convergence of diverse military, political, economic and social forces of the combatant nations and neutral countries. The faces, actions, voices and objects of the people, often from an individual viewpoint, serve as our guides. Their contributions and sacrifices are the central themes. 

Drawn to War

New Exhibition

Drawn to War

New Exhibition

Posted March 19th at 9:21pm

Political cartoons, newly printed in vivid color during the war era, were widespread and quickly consumed by popular culture across national borders and language barriers. As with today, caricatures allowed artists and audiences to laugh, reflect and inform opinions of current events.

Open from March 24 - Oct. 18, 2015 in the Research Level Gallery Drawn to War  The Political Cartoons of Louis Raemaekers  showcases the work of the artist described as the “supreme cartoonist of the war.”  Raemaekers used his pencils as a weapon to create powerful impressions characterizing and criticizing the nature and legacy of war.

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