USM Art Galleries Gorham and Portland

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

August 28, 2017 to December 8, 2017
AREA Gallery, Woodbury Campus Center, Portland

 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.

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Carolyn Eyler