The Art of Devastation


Wednesday, March 8, 2017


10:00 am


Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center Temporary Exhibition Galleries

The Art of Devastation: Medals and Posters of the Great War
January 27-April 9, 2017
Rare today, art medals thrived for centuries and rose to new heights during World War I. This exhibition of over 100 medals from both sides of the Great War reasserts their significance as works of art. The medals come from the collection of the American Numismatic Society in New York, which co-organized the exhibition with the Art Center. Interspersed are war posters on loan from MFA Boston and Vassar Library Special Collections. The exhibition is made possible by the Smart Family Foundation.

Francine Brown

The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center