American Military Photography

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The American Soldier, A Photographic Tribute is a 2016 exhibit at the Saint Mary's College Museum of Art which says: "The photographs in this exhibition cover America at war from the Civil War, Spanish American War, Boxer Rebellion, World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Gulf War, Afghanistan, and to the streets of Baghdad. The exhibition captures the courage, camaraderie, humor, family, sacrifice and victory that our soldiers and Marines have encountered in their odyssey through history." Also see study guide. Accessed 8/18

An-My Lê: 29 Palms is a 2017 exhibit at the Sheldon Museum of Art which says: "Photographer An-My Lê's 29 Palms is a series of black-and-white photographs made in the California desert where US Marines train for battle prior to deployment." Also see Lannan Foundation coverage . Accessed 3/17

The Art of Devastation: Medals and Posters of the Great War is a 2017 exhibit held at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center which says: "  Though Olympic medals and military medals are well known, art medals are rare today. Rendered in low sculptural relief, they thrived for centuries, extolling events and leaders, nations, and even everyday occupations, and rose to new heights during World War I. This exhibition of 117 exquisitely rendered art medals from both sides of the Great War reasserts their significance as works of art, and coincides with the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into the war... The medals are complemented by fourteen war posters, which demonstrate commonalities between both mediums." A full checklist is provided in the comprehensive article. Accessed 1/17

Infamy: December, 1941 and We Remember: Images from the National World War II Museum were 2016-7 exhibits at the Stauth Memorial Museum which says: "Infamy: December 7, 1941 is a powerful photographic exhibit of 62 panels that illustrates the deadly Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor - the dark day that plunged our nation headlong into World War II. We Remember: Images from the National World War II Museum exhibit includes 75 images from the collections of The National World War II Museum and the National Archives. It is a mixture of iconic images, as well as lesser-known and never-before-published snapshots taken by veterans." Both exhibits developed by the National World War II Museum in New Orleans. .Accessed 1/17

Viet NamNebraska was a 2011-12 exhibit at the Sheldon Museum of Art which says: "The Sheldon Museum of Art is pleased to present Viet NamNebraska, an exhibition of photography by Sinh Danh. The artist's chlorophyll prints of Vietnam War imagery and footage of the plight of Vietnamese boat people are displayed alongside his contemporary daguerreotypes and color photographs, and the multigenerational snapshots he collected from Vietnamese American families in Lincoln." Viewers may download the exhibition brochure. Accessed 1/17


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