By John Curatola, PhD, WWII Military Historian, Jenny Craig Institute for the Study of War and Democracy, The National WWII Museum
For millennia, men have adorned their weapons with symbols, shapes, or colors that express personal or cultural meaning. With the advent of aviation, this phenomenon took a new form given the larger canvas of the airplane. This new form of art has its own distinct character and arguably reaches its zenith during World War II. During this lecture, Dr. Curatola will address some of the basic elements of “nose art” and its influences, trends, and general themes.
This Lunchbox Lecture is free and open to the public to attend in The National WWII Museum’s Karen H. Bechtel and William M. Osborne III Media Auditorium. For those unable to make it to the Museum’s campus, the lecture will also be available to stream on Facebook, Vimeo, and YouTube.
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This program is proudly sponsored by AARP Louisiana.