Bringing the military portraits in 100 Faces of War, a traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian Institution, with local funding for this program provided through a grant from the Florida Humanities Council with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities, into context with the Museum's art collections, MOAS will bring the noted Army art curator, Renee Klish, the former Army art curator at the U.S. Army Center of Military History to lecture on her publication, "The Art of the American Soldier." This publication accompanied an exhibition mounted in 2011 in Washington D.C. based on the more than 15,000 paintings and sketches created by over 1,300 American soldiers in the line of duty. With no national museum to display this impressive collection, these works have remained in curatorial storage in Washington D.C. for decades, seldom made available for public viewing. With section headings such as, "A Soldier's Life," "A Soldier's Duty," "A Soldier's Sacrifice," and "The American Soldier," Ms. Klish will give a slide lecture on the history of the Army art program, from its origins in World War I through its current incarnations in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Note that seating in the Root Family Auditorium is limited.
Admission: Free for members and veterans, or included with paid museum admission.