AMAG Presents World War I: Lasting Impact

Nov 20, 2017

AMAG Presents World War I: Lasting Impact

November 13 through December 18

Reception
Wednesday, November 29, 4:30pm – 6:30pm 
Talk by Harry Klancer of Infoage Science History Learning Center at 
5:30pm

Now in 2017, it is the voices who were against the war—World War I and America’s participation in it, that resonate the most, as if the longer we have to look back, the clearer these anti-war voices have become. Take for instance Hemingway’s own words in his short story In Another Country: “this was a long time ago and then we did not any of us know how it was going to be afterward. We only knew then that there was always the war, but we were not going to it anymore.” Hemingway’s wounded narrator is suggesting that the wounds of war, both physical and psychological, never leave those who participate in it. This then is one way to view the images presented by a range of artists in Lasting Impact—a reimagining of what World War I and its legacy means to us today, and perhaps equally important, what we have learned or failed to learn from its enduring history. 

Participating artists and speakers: Andranik Aroutunian, Bruce Beyer, Reineke Hollander, Bo Kim, Harry Klancer, Jason Laning, Marie Edie Meeks, David Means, Andrew Stearns, Daniel Rothman and students in ART 228: History of Graphic Design- Amanda Fidlow, Ulyana Kitcmanuk, Emerald Perez, Kyle Reinhardt, Faralynn Sanchez, Dominique Smith, Christian Torgersen and Aida Torpey. 

 

 

Image of Art Gallery Exhibit

November 13 through December 18

Reception
Wednesday, November 29, 4:30pm – 6:30pm 
Talk by Harry Klancer of Infoage Science History Learning Center at 
5:30pm

Now in 2017, it is the voices who were against the war—World War I and America’s participation in it, that resonate the most, as if the longer we have to look back, the clearer these anti-war voices have become. Take for instance Hemingway’s own words in his short story In Another Country: “this was a long time ago and then we did not any of us know how it was going to be afterward. We only knew then that there was always the war, but we were not going to it anymore.” Hemingway’s wounded narrator is suggesting that the wounds of war, both physical and psychological, never leave those who participate in it. This then is one way to view the images presented by a range of artists in Lasting Impact—a reimagining of what World War I and its legacy means to us today, and perhaps equally important, what we have learned or failed to learn from its enduring history. 

Participating artists and speakers: Andranik Aroutunian, Bruce Beyer, Reineke Hollander, Bo Kim, Harry Klancer, Jason Laning, Marie Edie Meeks, David Means, Andrew Stearns, Daniel Rothman and students in ART 228: History of Graphic Design- Amanda Fidlow, Ulyana Kitcmanuk, Emerald Perez, Kyle Reinhardt, Faralynn Sanchez, Dominique Smith, Christian Torgersen and Aida Torpey. 

 

 

This program is part of World War I and America, a two-year national initiative of Library of America presented in partnership with The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, the National World War I Museum and Memorial, and other organizations, with generous support from The National Endowment for the Humanities. Co-sponsored locally by St. Thomas Aquinas College, The Nyack Library, the African American Historical Society of Rockland and Infoage Science History Learning Center. 


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