Fall Semester Guide to the MOA
Guest Post by Isabelle Kramer, MOA Marketing Student Specialist
Right now the MOA is chock-full of incredible exhibitions, so hurry in to see them before they’re gone!
Our most recent exhibition, entitled For Home and Country: Posters and Propaganda from the Great War, commemorates the centennial of the Armistice of World War I. Filled with bright, eye-catching posters, this exhibition is a great place to spend some time exploring learning more about art’s role in the promotion and propaganda of the Great War.
Hailing all the way from Washington, D.C., the Pulitzer Prize Photographs exhibition features the most comprehensive collection of Pulitzer Prize-winning photographs ever assembled, including photographs from every Pulitzer Prize-winning entry since 1942. The MOA is the first museum outside of the Newseum in D.C. to host this exhibition. While this is an exceptionally moving exhibition, we do want to let you know that some of the images may be too intense for some visitors. We suggest that parents preview the exhibition before attending with children.
In our electronic gallery, we have a film entitled 4.1 Miles, which takes place off the Greek island of Lesbos. What was once a beautiful island where people dined by the ocean and meandered through the streets, has now become filled with makeshift first response center for the thousands of refugees fleeing their homes. The film follows the local coastguard officers stationed on Lesbos and captures the harrowing and heartbreaking journey of refugees. 4.1 Miles was nominated for a 2017 Academy Award for Best Documentary Short Subject. The film received the International Documentary Association David L. Wolper Student Documentary Award, the Documentary Gold Medal in the 2016 Student Academy Awards and a 2016 Peabody Award.
One of our most intriguing exhibitions is entitled Lasting Impressions: Etchings and Drawings by Carl Bloch. Many know Bloch for his elaborate and masterful religious paintings. However, after Bloch had established himself as the most notable Danish painter of his time, he focused on perfecting his printmaking skills. In the final ten years of his career, Bloch created a total of 74 etchings depicting loved ones and beautiful places he often visited in his homeland. Exquisite and beautifully intimate, these Bloch etches are something you don’t want to miss!