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The Lost Angel © DEFA Film Library at UMass

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The Lost Angel © DEFA Film Library at UMass
18 August 2014 – 6 October 2014

Film Captures the Great War

These four films examine aspects of and reactions to the Great War by artists and soldiers. In conjunction with the exhibition Postcards from the Trenches: Germans and Americans Visualize the Great War. More...

19 August 2014 – 27 September 2014

Postcards from the Trenches: Germans and Americans Visualize the Great War

This exhibition at Pepco Edison Place Gallery highlights the importance of postcards as a form of social and political communication during the conflict. It focuses on beautifully painted postcards by the German expressionist artist Otto Schubert and includes images from American Expeditionary Force artists. More...

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