Sponsored by Shawnee Mills Hosted by the Friends of the MGMoA Free and Open to All!
A Tribute to America’s Combat Artists and Fighting Forces: Art from the U.S. Navy, Marines and Coast Guard will be on exhibit at the Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art from May 21 – August 21, 2016. This is an unprecedented opportunity to see art collected over the years by several branches of the military in one location. The artwork was created by military artists and some civilians, and all have military subjects, depicting wartime and peacetime activities.
Gilbert Stuart, Thomas Hart Benton and Howard Chandler Christy are just three of the 26 artists featured in this exhibit of 54 paintings and drawings. The entire exhibit encompasses more than 200 years of art starting with the Quasi-War (1798 – 1800) and continuing to Operation Iraqi Freedom
The Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art is a Blue Star Museum and provides free admission to all active duty U.S. military and their families from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Veterans and their families can also visit the museum free during the run of this exhibit with a valid ID.
During the run of this exhibit, you will have an opportunity to create a card to be delivered to an active duty soldier!