This post will focus on four media items: A video on NJ in the Great War; the exhibit “World War I and American Art;” the upcoming American Experience (PBS) film “The Great War;” and the WW1 Centennial’s Website, which is full of information on upcoming events.
Video: NJ in the Great War
New Jersey’s WW1 Centennial Commission and the NJ Dept. of Travel and Tourism are promoting travel regarding New Jersey’s role in the Great War. They have prepared a two-minute video that can be viewed here: http://www.visitnj.org/.
Exhibit: “World War I and American Art” now at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts is host to the exhibit “World War 1 and American Art.” This exhibit features 160 works by 80 artists encompassing a broad variety of stylistic approaches, viewpoints and experiences through paintings, drawings, sculpture, prints, photographs and ephemera.
The exhibit will run at the PAFA through April 9, 2017; before heading to the New York Historical Society (May 26 – Sept. 3, 2017) and then to the Frist Center for the Visual Arts (Oct. 6 – Jan. 21, 2018.)
Readers can get more details here: https://www.pafa.org/exhibitions/world-war-i-and-american-art.
Upcoming TV Series: American Experience, “The Great War” coming to PBS April 10, 2017
American Experience has produced a three-part series titled “The Great War” that will air on PBS stations at 9:00pm EST/8:00 Central on Monday April 10, Tuesday April 11, and Wednesday April 12, 2017. Readers can view an introductory video here: http://www.pbs.org/video/2365889106/.
WW1 Centennial Commission Website: A Font of Information on Upcoming Events
Finally, readers (including the Webmaster) need to continually check the communication page of the WW1 Centennial Commission’s website as it contains an event calendar, weekly dispatches, plenty of videos, etc. It can be viewed at this link: http://www.worldwar1centennial.org/index.php/communicate.html.
Readers should enjoy the spotlight that is shining on WW1 history during the Centennial years. If history is any guide, the spotlight will fade after the Centennial passes.