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The Art of WWII

The Art of WWII
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Date: Mar 6, 2019
Time: 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
Cost: $10
$10 general admission; $8 youth (6-17)/students/seniors/military (w/ ID); $5 ages 2-5; Under 2 free Location:
Whatcom Museum, Old City Hall 121 Prospect St. Bellingham, WA Contact:
info@whatcommuseum.org 360-778-8930 Event Categories:
Event Website:https://www.whatcommuseum.org/
Event Details:

In honor of the Museum’s exhibition, “Washington Remembers WWII. Their Sacrifice. Our Freedom.”, Troy Luginbill, Director and Curator of the Lynden Pioneer Museum, will discuss the “Art of War” in the Rotunda Room of Old City Hall. Troy has been studying the events of the modern era for more than 20 years. Initially starting as a World War II reenactor, he quickly found that the home front was just as interesting as the war front. The experience of WWII by the average citizens in all countries involved was shaped greatly by the propaganda put out by the government. Troy discovered that art was an integral part of the soldiers’ experiences as well. Whether a simple field sketch or an official Army Art Department rendering, art found its way into the daily lives of every soldier. “The Art of War” will take a look at home-front propaganda art, as well as official and unofficial military artwork from WWII.