The Great War: Visions of a World Conflict
Sep 14, 2017 - Nov 12, 2017
- Location: Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities
- 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, CO 80003
- Price: FREE
- Mon - Fri: 9 am-7:30 pm; Sat: 10 am - 7:30 pm; Sun: 1-5 pm
- Free Events, History & Heritage, Visual Arts, Arts Week Hidden Gems, Denver Arts Week Free Gift
An all-but-forgotten wartime era is depicted in The Great War: Visions of a World Conflict, by Blair-Murrah Exhibitions, is a collection of posters which were once used to rally citizens in Europe and the Americas to do their part in World War I. Before the war began, posters had begun to enjoy increased popularity as an art form, in addition to being used as an advertising medium. It was only natural, therefore, that with the initial Austrian declaration of war against Serbia, July 28, 1914, posters were incorporated into every nation's war propaganda effort. Millions of posters were printed throughout the course of the war. The exhibition of posters is one of many events offered throughout the Arvada Center over an 18-month period for the project "Where Do We Go From Here?: America in the First World War."