Art and War: Poetry
1pm Until 3pm
At National Museum of American Jewish History
5th and Market
Moonstone Arts Center, National Museum of American Jewish History, Warrior Writers
Art and War: Poetry, part of the 1917 Centennial - NMAJH will debut a special exhibition 1917: How One Year Changed the World (March 17 – July 16, 2017) This program relates World War 1 (1917) to the wars of 2017 through members of Warrior Writers reading poems from World War 1 and then their own poems. The environment created by both the art and the reading will illustrate the powerful impact war has on its veterans and will be followed with a discussion. Warrior Writers mission is to create a culture that articulates veterans' experiences, provide a creative community for artistic expression, and bear witness to the lived experiences of warriors. Our goals include providing opportunities for veterans to engage in artistic expression, creating visibility for veteran artists and their work, supporting veterans in the discovery of the arts as a transformative tool, and tell the truths about veterans’ experiences. Organized & Moderated by Lovella Calica, a writer, photographer, multi-media artist and the founder and director of Warrior Writers. Music from Oh! What A Lovely War which using’s popular songs of the time will play as you enter and visual art will be projected behind the readings. Der Krieg, the series of prints Otto Dix, a terrifying vision of the apocalypse, based largely on Dix's grisly memories, are an unflinching account of the horror and perversity of war. Free with museum admission fee.