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ArtWeek2018: Wit as Weapon: Satire and the Great War

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Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 10:00am to 6:00pm

WLF - The Wolfsonian
1001 Washington AVE 33139, The Wolfsonian - FIU, Miami, Florida 33139

Propaganda artists on all sides frequently turned to satire as a means of rallying morale on the home front during the First World War. While official propaganda generally glorified the cause of the nation, cartoonists and illustrators created a flood of magazine and sheet music covers, postcards, and children’s books that mocked enemy leaders and soldiers. Wit as Weapon, featuring selections from The Wolfsonian–FIU Library, will show the range of satirical techniques employed during the war, aimed at both adults and children.

The Wolfsonian’s library installations are generously sponsored by Henry S. Hacker.

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Arts & Culture, Exhibitions


Students, Faculty & Staff, Alumni, General Public, Prospective Students





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