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War, after the War: The Art of American GIs in the Philippines During World War II

Tuesday, April 16 at 9:00am to 6:00pm

More dates through May 15, 2024

Glenn Gallery, Glenn Hubert Library, Biscayne Bay Campus, First & Second Floors 3000 NE 151 St., North Miami, Fl 33181

On loan from the Albay Arts Foundation: War, after the War, gathers works of art by American soldiers posted in the Philippines and the Pacific theater during the Second World War. Some of the works were done in situ as documentation of the combatants’ daily life or as visual supplement to reportage in U.S. newspapers. Others were produced once the combatants were back in the U.S., to process the horrors they witnessed, or as objects to be sold to augment their income.

The exhibit contains 60 pieces of various media, including oil, pastel, watercolor, pen and ink, etching, engraving, photograph, and print. Also exhibited are:

• Memorabilia (sketchbook, press photos, letters, souvenirs)
• Around 30 fiction and non-fiction books on World

War, after the War, aims to engage the viewers at historical, artistic, and personal levels to reflect on various themes, such as:
• How are the languages of war coded in art when the depicters are not witnesses but active
participants?
• How does art resolve the gap, if at all, between the military victory and harm to individuals. 
• Can history stand the test of time and contemporary lenses, especially from those who have experienced the horrors of war?

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