Seen and Unseen: Picturing Race, Gender, and the Enemy in WWI
Exhibit in Baker Library Main Hall–September 24 to December 19, 2014
Curators’ talk with Winnie Yoe ’14 and Sara Trautz ’15–Friday, October 3, 4:00pm
World War I propaganda posters primarily promoted the war, recruited troops, and raised money for the war effort. With these aims, it is not surprising that they did not reflect many aspects of the war effort or many of the people involved. This exhibition examines several of the subjects ignored by these propaganda campaigns. By exploring the five themes of masculinity, women, the enemy, victims, and race, the exhibition draws attention to the disconnect between reality and what is depicted in these posters. To fill in the missing picture, the posters are juxtaposed with other images from World War I. By offering a closer look at messages embedded in World War I posters, this exhibit challenges viewers to think critically and ask questions about images of war.
Seen and Unseen: Picturing Race, Gender, and the Enemy in WWI Posters was organized by Winnie Yoe, Homma Family Intern, and Sara Trautz, Mellon Special Project Intern, at the Hood Museum of Art. They would like to thank the Hood Museum of Art, especially their supervisors Katherine Hart and Amelia Kahl. In addition they would like to thank Dennis Grady of the Dartmouth College Library for the exhibition design; Laura Barrett, Director of Education and Outreach, Dartmouth College Library; Margaret Darrow, Professor of History, for her expertise on World War I; and Bruce Hunter for giving them access to his extensive collection of World War I artifacts. Most of the posters are reproductions of works in the Hood Museum of Art collection.
Baker Library Main Hall: September 24 to December 19, 2014
Made possible by the generous support of the Harrington Gallery Fund
Friday, October 3, 4:00pm
Join Winnie Yoe ’14 and Sara Trautz ’15 for a gallery talk on their installation Seen and Unseen: Picturing Race, Gender, and the Enemy in WWI Posters.
Learn about and explore other exhibits in the Library here: http://www.dartmouth.edu/~library/exhibits/