The History Committee and Military Affairs Committee is pleased to present a Military Poster Exhibition in the Art Gallery
Exhibition Dates: July 1st – July 31st
Gallery Talks on July 8th and July 30th 6:00 pm
During the month of July, the History and Military Affairs Committees will host an exhibit of military posters in the Art Gallery from Meehan Military Posters. The exhibition will consist of World War I and World War II recruiting posters and war bond posters from the same periods.
In conjunction with this extraordinary exhibition, Mary Ellen Meehan will present two gallery talks on July 8th and 30th about the posters and the history of recruitment through posters. She will describe what strategies artists used to recruit– to right wrongs, promote travel and adventure, to provide a way to learn while earning. She will also talk about how bonds were sold, who bought them and why.
Mary Ellen Meehan is a graduate of Manhattanville College and did graduate work at Princeton University and Indiana University. She was a curator at the Indianapolis Museum of Art for two years, where she hosted of a weekly show on the arts on WISH-TV (CBS) every Sunday morning. She then taught 19th and 20th century art history at Indiana University for 12 years. When Ms. Meehanreturned to New York, she joined friends at the Military Bookman and formed Meehan Military Posters as a stand alone business in 1981. She occasionally lectures at NYU and Columbia on posters in the History Departments of both universities.
For reservations for July 8th or July 30th, please contact Janet Ryder at 212-689-2046 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The charge is $15.00 per person and a chit bar.