April 27, 2014 · 1:00 PM
This location is shown only to members
HI ladies,I will not be attending--(Going to brunch instead)
I haven't been here in a while, and they will have a new exhibit on The World at War-- which should be interesting--should be gorgeous weather as well--lets pack our OWN lunch and eat outside, lots of great benches, and free parking on Sunday as well--Private tours at 2pm that I have never done before and would like to--so limited numbers for this event--
Something from their web page
The exhibition, The World at War, 1914–1918, marks the centenary of the start of World War I. Once thought to be "the war to end war," such naïve optimism was quickly shattered by the experience of civilian and soldier thrust into the shared horror of industrial warfare. The war lasted four long years and killed ten million servicemen.
Wilfred Owen eulogized those killed in battle as "our undying dead." Siegfried Sassoon called them "the nameless names." And Gertrude Stein famously pronounced the casualties as well as the survivors of the war "The Lost Generation," whose world view had been changed forever.
The geo-political causes, the war's global expansion, and the outcomes of the war are well documented. The collective personal and national trauma inflicted on all who experienced the war, however, remains a potent touchstone that speaks to a contemporary world still embroiled in conflict.
Drawing on the Ransom Center's extensive cultural collections, this exhibition illuminates the experience of the war from the point of view of its participants and observers, preserved for a twenty-first-century generation through letters, drafts, and diaries; memoirs and novels; photographs and works produced by battlefield artists; and propaganda posters and films.
Visitors will come away from the exhibition with a greater understanding of the First World War's reach into our own century
Hope to see you there