USM Art Galleries Gorham and Portland

Why We Fought: American WWI Posters and the Art of Persuasion

August 28, 2017 to December 8, 2017
  • Monday, October 16, 2017, 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM
  • Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM
  • Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM
  • Thursday, October 19, 2017, 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM
  • Friday, October 20, 2017, 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM
  • Monday, October 23, 2017, 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM
  • Tuesday, October 24, 2017, 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM
  • Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM
  • Thursday, October 26, 2017, 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM
  • Friday, October 27, 2017, 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM
  • Monday, October 30, 2017, 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM
  • Tuesday, October 31, 2017, 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM
  • Wednesday, November 1, 2017, 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM
  • Thursday, November 2, 2017, 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM
  • Friday, November 3, 2017, 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM
  • Monday, November 6, 2017, 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM
  • Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM
  • Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM
  • Thursday, November 9, 2017, 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM
  • Monday, November 13, 2017, 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM
  • Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM
  • Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM
  • Thursday, November 16, 2017, 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM
  • Friday, November 17, 2017, 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM
  • Monday, November 20, 2017, 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM
  • Tuesday, November 21, 2017, 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM
  • Monday, November 27, 2017, 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM
  • Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM
  • Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM
  • Thursday, November 30, 2017, 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM
  • Friday, December 1, 2017, 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM
  • Monday, December 4, 2017, 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM
  • Tuesday, December 5, 2017, 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM
  • Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM
  • Thursday, December 7, 2017, 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM
  • Friday, December 8, 2017, 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM
AREA Gallery, Woodbury Campus Center, Portland
Free

 Thirteen World War I posters provide a diverse historical context for the many ways in which graphic propaganda was used by the US government and various community groups to bolster support for an unpopular war and convince Americans to do their part to ensure an Allied victory.   Rotating displays of USM student responses provide a wide range of contemporary perspectives. The posters are a recent gift to USM Special Collections by Howard Solomon. Co-organized by USM Special Collections and USM Art Galleries. The exhibition runs August 28-December 8, 2017.

Contact Information

Carolyn Eyler
207-780-5008