Ex­hibit shows artistry of WWI medals, posters

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - COMMUNITY -

A new ex­hi­bi­tion at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vas­sar Col­lege ex­plores the art of the medals and posters of World War I.

“The Art of Dev­as­ta­tion: Medals and Posters of the Great War,” a joint project be­tween the Art Center and the Amer­i­can Nu­mis­matic So­ci­ety, will be on view Jan. 27 through April 9. Ad­mis­sion is free.

This ex­hibit of 117 medals from both sides of the Great War re­asserts their sig­nif­i­cance as works of art and co­in­cides with the 100th an­niver­sary of the U.S. en­try into the war. The medals are com­ple­mented by 14 war posters. A check­list of ob­jects in the ex­hi­bi­tion can be found on­line at http://bit. ly/2gBs1ux.

The medals on view in The Art of Dev­as­ta­tion come from the per­ma­nent col­lec­tion of the Amer­i­can Nu­mis­matic So­ci­ety in New York and one pri­vate col­lec­tion. War posters are on loan from the Museum of Fine Arts, Bos­ton, and Vas­sar Col­lege Li­braries.

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