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.

 

 

Operation: Ink

Thursday, Aug. 6

Operation: Ink

Thursday, Aug. 6

Posted July 17th at 4:15pm

The latest in the Museum’s Operation series, Operation: Ink is an unregrettable evening of fun, food, spirits and exploration of the evolution of tattoos in the 20th century on Thursday, Aug. 6 in the J.C. Nichols Auditorium. 

The event features the Tattoo Historian, Anna Friedman, and Whispering Danny of Whispering Danny Exile Tattoos. Ryan Maybee of The Rieger Hotel will provide sample cocktails for the event, while The Local Pig shares a sampling of its award-winning food. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. with a food/cocktail hour followed by the program at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are only $10!  Buy them here.

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. 

2015 Battlefield Tour

Imperial German Army on the Western Front

2015 Battlefield Tour

Imperial German Army on the Western Front

Posted March 30th at 9:45pm

Following previous successful ventures to the Great War battlefields of the Western Front and Gallipoli, the time arrived to study the German soldier’s experiences on the Western Front for the Museum's 2015 Battlefield Tour. Learn more about this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!

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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