A new exhibit titled “Work, Fight, Give: American Relief Posters of WWII” opened Feb. 10 at the University of Tennessee at Martin’s J. Houston Gordon Museum, located inside the Paul Meek Library. The exhibit is open to the public from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, until March 6. Visitors’ parking passes can be obtained at the library’s information desk.
“Work, Fight, Give” uses a collection of poster art, poster stamps, photographs, banners and programs issued by various relief agencies and the National War Fund to challenge the traditional memory of World War II. These organizations found creative ways to mobilize Americans and collectively raise millions of dollars to help those located in war zones. The exhibit focuses on those who used their artistic talents to persuade their fellow American citizens to donate their time and resources to the cause.
The exhibit was created by Hal Wert, professor of history at the Kansas City Art Institute in Kansas City, Missouri, and organized by ExhibitsUSA, a program of Mid-American Arts Alliance.
For more information, contact the Paul Meek Library at 731-881-7065.