The Institute on World War II and the Human Experience, Department of History, Florida State University and Chipola College invite the public to an opening reception of a new exhibit, “Artistic Expression through Conflict: The Use of Art in World War II.” It will take place on March 13, 2018 from 5:30-6:45 p.m. at the Chipola College Center for the Arts, 3094 Indian Circle, Marianna, Florida. As part of the opening reception, Professor G. Kurt Piehler, Director of the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience, will offer an introductory lecture to the exhibit.
The exhibit will be open weekdays from March 13-April 16, 2018. The exhibit will temporarily close during Chipola College’s Spring Break, March 19-23. The exhibit's daily hours will be Monday-Thursday, 9am-4pm and Friday, 9am-Noon. Admission is free and there is ample parking near the Chipola College Center for the Arts.
“Artistic Expression through Conflict: The Use of Art in World War II” focuses on the many artistic methods individuals used to tackle the circumstances of war. Contributors to this exhibit experienced the war on all fronts and likewise used all forms of art to document those experiences. Unlike letters and photographs, this art was not subject to the same censorship. These forms of art are significant as they illustrate the complex and authentic emotions of the individual. American soldiers, foreign soldiers, and civilians created the items on display. All of the artifacts were donated by their creators to the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience at Florida State University, which curated this exhibit.
G. Kurt Piehler
Institute on World War II and the Human Experience
Department of History
Florida State University