Join the National WWII Museum for a special virtual opening of its newest exhibit, SOLDIER | ARTIST: Trench Art in World War II. During this opening event, you will get an overview and sneak peek at some of the objects featured in the exhibition. Senior Curator Tom Czekanski will also be on hand to answer questions about the exhibition live for those joining us through Vimeo and on Facebook.
The National WWII Museum's newest special exhibit, SOLDIER | ARTIST: Trench Art in World War II, takes an in-depth look at a military pastime known as "trench art": the creation of art, souvenirs, and tools out of discarded materials and the waste of war. Just as evaluating any other art form can reveal the life experience of its creator, the artifacts featured in this exhibit offer visitors a unique way to connect to the WWII veterans who made them—whether they did so out of boredom or necessity.