During World War I, combatants’ faces were exposed to sniper fire and flying shrapnel in the trenches. In previous wars, such wounds would have proven fatal. Now, with improved medical and transport services, the lives of the wounded could be saved, but not always their faces. Crudely patched together and sent back to the front or to their families, men with “broken faces” were routinely ostracized.
David M. Lubin, the Charlotte C. Weber Professor of Art at Wake Forest University, has written extensively on American art and popular culture. His most recent book is Grand Illusions: American Art and the First World War (Oxford UP, 2016). Along with two co-curators, he organized the acclaimed art exhibition World War I and American Art. In 2016–17, Lubin was the inaugural Terra Foundation Visiting Professor of American Art at Oxford University.
Generously sponsored by the Art Department and the McNeil Program for Studies in American Art.
Mar 11–Apr 19
Apr 30, 5 PMThe Bakwin Lecture: Wangechi Mutu
Interdisciplinary artist Wangechi Mutu will present this year’s Dr. Ruth Morris Bakwin Class of 1919 Art Lecture. Mutu was born in Kenya and now resides in New York; her work is often associated with the Afrofuturist movement.Event Date:Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 5:00pm
Apr 1, 4 PMThe 2019 Distinguished Faculty Lecture: Katharine H.S. Moon
An expert on U.S.-Korea relations and contemporary political life in East Asia, Professor Moon will analyze the U.S.’ current relationship with North Korea and contrast it with South Korea’s attempts at relationship-building.Event Date:Monday, April 1, 2019 - 4:00pm
Apr 2, 4:30 PM