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Professor Marion Deshmukh and George Mason University

August 15 – September 27, 2014
Pepco Edison Place Gallery, 702 8th St. NW

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

This exhibition highlights the importance of postcards as a form of social and political communication during the conflict. Focusing on the beautifully painted postcards by the German expressionist artist Otto Schubert who sent almost 80 postcards to his fiancé while on the Western Front, they provide a compelling visual record of events. In addition to Otto Schubert’s postcards and several of his war-related graphic works, images from the American Expeditionary Force artists, posters, graphic works, objects, and additional postcards will be on view. Loans are from private collectors, the US Army Art Museum, Ft. Belvoir, the World War One Museum, Kansas City, the Wende Museum, Culver City, CA, and LACMA.

Supported by the German Information Center at the German Embassy.

Curators: Marion F. Deshmukh, George Mason University & Irene Guenther, University of Houston

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