Exhibition: The Great Catastrophe

November 11, 2018, marks the 100th Anniversary of the Armistice that ended WWI. “The Great Catastrophe: Remembering WWI, 1914 – 1918” looks at the “art of war” through dynamic vintage WWI posters & fine art prints from 7 countries, as well as objects carried or exchanged during the war.

This exhibition, curated by Harn Curator of Photography Carol McCusker and collector Robert C. Sanchez, focuses on the portrayal of WWI by artists and illustrators through posters and prints (from Sanchez’s collection) and postcards and items of popular culture from the collection of UF History Professor Geoffrey Giles. Also in the exhibition are the WWI personal effects of Russell Hull (grandfather of Gainesville’s Russell Etling) who survived the brutal Meuse-Argonne Offensive.

Image: Alfred Everitt Orr, “For Home and Country,” c. 1918, on loan from the Robert and Elizabeth Sanchez Collection