September 22, 2018 – January 12, 2019
About the Exhibition
Commemorating the Centennial of the Armistice, this exhibition offers an in-depth look at the BYU Museum of Art’s stellar collection of World War I posters. These bold, dramatic, and engaging posters are among the finest ever produced and have been praised for their dynamic designs and beauty. At the same time, they played a central role in the most sophisticated propaganda effort the world had ever seen. By presenting the finest and most iconic American examples, along with newly acquired international posters created by nations that America fought with and against, this unique exhibition provides a historical and cultural context for appreciating the aesthetic excellence and political complexities of the posters that rallied the nations of the world.
Howard Chandler Christy, “Fight or Buy Bonds, Third Liberty Loan,” 1917.
Marcel Falter, “Emprunt National Societe Generale. Pour Le Supreme Effort,” 1918.
Alonzo Earl Foringer, “The Greatest Mother in the World,” 1917.
Howard Chandler Christy, “I Want You For the Navy,” 1917
Eugenie de Land, “Before Sunset Buy a U.S. Government Bond of the 2nd Liberty Loan of 1917,” 1917.
W.B. King, “Hold Up Your End! War Fund Week—One Hundred Million Dollars,” 1917
Alfred Everett Orr, “For Home and Country—Victory Liberty Loan,” 1918
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