Exhibition Opening at the Mead Art Museum
9:00am-8:00pm Fri, Oct 3, 2014
Venue: Mead Art Museum at Amherst College
41 Quadrangle Drive, Amherst, MA 01002Contact:
Mead Art Museum
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To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I (1914-1918), the Mead Art Museum at Amherst College presents Images of the Unimaginable, featuring artworks and documents from the Great War. The exhibition showcases the Mead's collection of works by early twentieth-century Russian artists, including Natalia Goncharova's print series Mystical Images of War, and Olga Rozanova's linocuts War. American artists include Childe Hassam and Waldo Peirce, who sent postcards and letters from the front lines home to his friend George Bellows, whose prints are also on view in the show. Swiss painter and printmaker FÃƒï¿½Ã‚Â©lix Vallotton, who could not join the army because of his age, captured the war in his signature black-and-white woodcuts. Photographs by members of Amherst College's ambulance corps, known as the "Black Cat Squadron," and posters from the war complement the artists' views in this centennial exhibition. On view October 3-December 28, 2014.