The Patriotism of Death

Propaganda posters from World War I

Opening on Remembrance Day of the hundredth anniversary of the War to End All Wars – in which 37 million were injured and 8.5 million lost their lives – this exhibition of war posters produced during World War I by Canada, France, Germany, England and the United States is presented in connection with From Van Gogh to Kandinsky: Expressionism in Germany and France, 1900-1914. The twenty large sheets selected from the collections of McGill University Library and the Museum show the distinctive dramatic approaches and types of graphic media used by opposing national governments to encourage their citizens to enlist, raise funds and contribute to the war effort.
Lest we forget…

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November 11, 2014, to March 29, 2015
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
Graphic Arts Centre
Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion – Level S2