Joshua Schick presents US Navy Ship Camouflage: Deception on the High Seas
World War II on the high seas is often depicted through the medium of the time: black-and-white photographs and motion pictures. Images of graceful warships cutting through the vast Pacific Ocean, merchantmen crashing through waves, and amphibious craft rushing onto beaches are often in black and white. These images hide a vivid array of blues, grays, browns, and greens, intended to protect these important warships. Join us as Museum Curator Joshua Schick discusses how World War II represents the pinnacle of naval camouflage technology and techniques in development since before World War I, a strategy that had not yet been fully rendered obsolete by advanced radar technology.
Dinner with a Curator is an evening of dinner and history hosted by The American Sector Restaurant + Bar culinary team and The National WWII Museum professionals. Guests participate in discussion on a featured topic related to World War II which is interpreted through the Museum's collection and a theme-inspired four-course dinner paired with beverage specials.