- Exhibitions & Events
This exhibition presents objects from two important university collections—the first consisting of 105 large lithographic posters made as propaganda in support of the French war effort, and the second comprised of approximately 4,500 photographs, in all likelihood commissioned by the French Ministry of War.
The posters’ creators range from some of the best-known graphic artists of the day—such as Adolphe Willette and Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen—to illustrators now completely forgotten. The posters employ an array of patriotic subjects to promote various activities, but most encourage the French populace to lend money to the war effort. The origins of the photographs remain obscure, but they document diverse military units and activities in locations across Europe.
Thursday, September 4 · 6–8 pm
There will be a brief talk at 6:30 pm with a reception following the program.
Gelvin Noel Annex and Link Gallery
Wednesday, October 1 · 5:30 pm
Featuring Ségolène Le Men, professor at the Université Paris Ouest
Monday, September 29 · 5 pm
Featuring Teri Edelstein, Museum Strategies, Chicago
Curators: David O'Brien and Pauline Parent