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March 5 – May 23, 2010 | Kress Gallery
Several years in the making, the Spencer-organized Machine in a Void will present nearly 150 works of graphic art made during the years of the First World War (1914-1918), with a post-script on the art of the decade following the war. By invoking the perspective of primarily European artists, the exhibition will bring attention to the substantial roles played by the graphic arts during WWI (1914–1918) as a tool for official propaganda and as means of voicing individual responses to the war ranging from documentation to dissent.
Machine in a Void is made possible by the generous support of the Breidenthal-Snyder Foundation.
June 28-July 30, 2010
Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Great War Seminar, which will be held from June 28th to July 30th, 2010, will bring school teachers from across the country to the University of Kansas in order to learn about the American experience of World War I. Drawing on literature, history, and visual artifacts, participants will examine the ways in which the Great War affected the United States (the "Home Front"), the nature of American participation in the War (the "War Front"), and how Americans represented, remembered, and memorialized the War in the decades following its ending in November 1918. As we look towards the 100th anniversary of American participation in the Great War and the changes ushered in by this global conflict, it is especially apt to study the literature and history of the United States' involvement in World War I.