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American Art and the Vietnam War

Smithsonian American Art Museum
Martha Rosler, Red Stripe KitchenCurator Melissa Ho reflects on what drew her to the subject matter for her upcoming exhibition exploring how American artists responded to the turbulence of the Vietnam War. 

The Arts and The Cold War

National Portrait Gallery
A painting of five men discussing a piece of paper around a mahogany table

War and Paint: Art of the Civil War

Smithsonian American Art Museum

“Artists Respond: American Art and the Vietnam War, 1965-1975” at Smithsonian American Art Museum

Smithsonian American Art Museum
"Artists Respond: American Art and the Vietnam War, 1965-1975" examines the contemporary impact of the Vietnam War on American art and brings together nearly 100 works by fifty-eight of the most visionary and provocative artists of the period. Listen to Melissa Ho, curator of 20th century art, talk about "Artists Respond" at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Returns, Refugees, and Refusal: Art, War Memory, and the Politics of Representation with Viêt Lê

Smithsonian American Art Museum
Viêt Lê is a critically acclaimed artist, writer, and assistant professor in visual studies at California College of the Arts. Responding to the exhibition Tiffany Chung: Vietnam, Past Is Prologue, he speaks about representation and memory, offering his perspective on contemporary art and the legacy of the Vietnam War.

Arts and Industries Building, Civil War Exhibit

Smithsonian Institution Archives
European Weapons of the Civil War.

Arts and Industries Building, Civil War Exhibit

Smithsonian Institution Archives
Photograph of Confederate guns.

Arts and Industries Building, Civil War Exhibit

Smithsonian Institution Archives
Photograph of Union guns.

War pictures, issued by authority of the Imperial War Museum

Smithsonian Libraries
P. i-xlvii: advertisements.

"List of artists": p. xl, xlii, xliv, and xlvi.

The Civil War and American Art: A Confederate View

Smithsonian American Art Museum
ThumbnailThis blog post is part of a monthly Eye Level feature on our exhibition The Civil War and American Art. Curator Eleanor Harvey talks about many of the important intersections between American art and the Civil War. The exhibition runs through April 28, 2013.

The Civil War and American Art: Cotopaxi, America's "Moral Compass"

Smithsonian American Art Museum
ThumbnailThis blog post is part of a monthly Eye Level feature on our exhibition The Civil War and American Art. Curator Eleanor Harvey talks about many of the important intersections between American art and the Civil War. The exhibition runs through April 28, 2013.

The Civil War and American Art: The Power of Images

Smithsonian American Art Museum
ThumbnailThis blog post inaugurates a monthly Eye Level feature on our upcoming exhibition The Civil War and American Art. Curator Eleanor Harvey will be talking about many of the important intersections between American art and the Civil War. The exhibition will open November 16 and run through April 28, 2013.

The Art of War

Smithsonian Institution

In this episode, we look at artists whose work has helped reveal the human side of war. You’ll hear about a famous artist who got his start sketching Civil War soldiers and landscapes, and how he was never the same again. Also featured are two contemporary artists: a painter whose work depicts war's psychological impact on his best friend, and a female combat photographer who repeatedly risked her own life to document her fellow soldiers’ experiences on the battlefield.

War! War!

National Museum of American History

Men packing art for shipment

Archives of American Art
1 photographic print : b&w ; 10 x 15 cm.

Identification on verso (handwritten): packing pictures at the Central Collecting Point, Munich, in preparation for return to the owner nation.

World War I Art at NMHT

Smithsonian Archives - History Div
Visitors at a special exhibit of World War I art at the National Museum of History and Technology, now the National Museum of American History.

Picture This: American Art's Civil War Podcast

Smithsonian American Art Museum
ThumbnailThe Civil War and American Art on exhibition at American Art through April 28, 2013, explores the transformative and emotional impact of the war on America through landscape and genre paintings.

War

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Seeing War; Representing War

Smithsonian American Art Museum
Drew Gilpin Faust, Harvard University's president and eminent Civil War historian, discusses some of the forms in which the American Civil War was perceived by and represented to the American people, and the ways in which the nation dealt with the unprecedented carnage the War wrought. (February 28, 2013)

James Rorimer's early draft of his memoir Survival: the salvage and protection of art in war

Archives of American Art
Manuscript : 500 p. : handwritten ; 32 x 20 cm. Date based on the publication date of Rorimer's memoir.
Rorimer describes his time serving with the Monuments Men in Europe during and after World War II.
Manuscript contains a mixture of handwritten and typed pages along with documents used for reference, and is approximately 500 pages. Due to the length and the fragility of the original documents, only selected portions have been scanned.

A World War I soldier before facial reconstruction

Archives of American Art
1 photographic print on album page : sepia ; 13 x 10 cm. Photograph documents a soldier who received one of Anna Coleman Ladd's cosmetic masks to be worn by soldiers badly disfigured during World War I. This image shows the soldier without his mask.
This photograph should be viewed with record 8369.

Documentation of a World War I soldier's facial reconstruction

Archives of American Art
1 photographic print on album page : sepia ; 25 x 37 cm. Three photographs mounted on one sheet, showing a soldier with facial disfigurement.
Central photograph shows him wearing a reconstructive mask designed by Anna Coleman Ladd, and the flanking photographs show him without the mask.
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