The 2023 Veteran Art Triennial & Summit proves that the tools of the colonizer, the occupier, and the oppressor can be used to resist and persist.
From Catchy Commercials to Hollywood Think Tanks, the Evolution of Military Recruitment Ads
As long as wars have been fought, wars have needed to be sold. And just like with weapons, the US armed forces have long been on the cutting edge of propaganda.
Taking Apart the War Machine to See What’s Inside
By centering the actual machinery of war, Mary Mattingly’s exhibition, What Happens After, pushes viewers who haven’t experienced war to consider what it must be like.
An Anthropological Look at Weapons of War as Objects of Art
The Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard explores centuries of weapons from around the world that double as works of art.
The Sculptor Who Made Masks for Soldiers Disfigured in World War I
Any enduring romanticism for war was obliterated by the industrialized brutality of World War I, from which legions of soldiers returned disfigured by facial injuries.
Seymour Chwast’s Graphic Battle Against War
A 5,000-year chronicle of human violence is the goal of illustrator Seymour Chwast’s new book project, which follows his almost six-decades of antiwar art.
Yemeni War Leads to Massive Destruction of Cultural Heritage
It’s not just Yemen’s future that’s at risk in the country’s current civil war, but also its past.
Conjuring the Anxiety of Domestic Spaces During War
It was clear to me that Helene Kazan still believes that it is the visual, the image, that will convey the information she wants to get across.
Endless Enemies: Photographing Military Training Targets around the World
A 30-year-old memory of a metal figure riddled with bullet holes, standing in the furrows of a German field, finally persuaded photographer Herlinde Koelbl to investigate what military training targets look like around the world.
Wondrous Museum Relics Go Online for the 200th Anniversary of Waterloo
Museums around Europe have rallied a troop of artifacts to commemorate the Battle of Waterloo’s 200th anniversary.
The Art Trophies from When the White House Went Up in Flames
The 200th anniversary of the burning of the White House passed without much hullabaloo last week, aside from the British Embassy in Washington, DC, having to apologize for their tweet that in questionable taste joked they’d only be lighting the President’s home with sparklers on a cake this time.
How a Turn-of-the-Century Painter Influenced Military Camouflage
The newest exhibition at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York examines the influence of nature on military camouflage.