Curators' Tour of The World at War, 1914–1918 TOUR THURSDAY, JULY 24, 7 P.M.
Join exhibition co-curators Jean M. Cannon and Elizabeth L. Garver for a tour of The World at War, 1914–1918 on Thursday, July 24, at 7 p.m.
This exhibition marks the centenary of the start of World War I, a war that lasted four long years and killed ten million servicemen. 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 relevant for a contemporary world still embroiled in conflict.
Drawing on the Ransom Center's extensive collections, this exhibition illuminates the experience of the war from the point of view of its participants and observers, preserved through letters, drafts, and diaries; memoirs and novels; and photographs and propaganda posters. Visitors will have the opportunity to better understand the history of the war through the archives of those who witnessed it first-hand. The exhibition is on view through August 3, and the exhibition catalog and exhibition postcards will be on sale at the tour.
The tour is free and open to the public, but donations are welcome. If you cannot attend the curator's tour, docent-led tours of the exhibition are offered Tuesdays at noon, Thursdays at 6 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m.
Attendees will have the opportunity to win a signed copy of Geoff Dyer's The Missing of the Somme, a copy of Barbara Tuchman's The Guns of August, and a set of exhibition postcards.
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