Fighting for the Right to Fight exhibit entrance

Special Exhibits

At The National WWII Museum

The Museum features rotating exhibits that draw on its own collections, as well as relevant traveling exhibits from leading institutions around the world in both its Senator John Alario, Jr. Special Exhibition Hall and Joe W. and Dorothy D. Brown Foundation Special Exhibit Gallery. These exhibits highlight WWII-related subjects not covered in the Museum’s permanent exhibits, as well as more in-depth coverage of subjects that are in its permanent exhibits.  

The Joe W. and Dorothy D. Brown Foundation Special Exhibit Gallery

Infamy: Pearl Harbor Remembered

In commemoration of the 80th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Infamy: Pearl Harbor Remembered reflects on the devastating events of December 7, 1941. By spurring the US Congress to declare war on Japan and serving as a rallying cry for the US war effort, the attack on Pearl Harbor has become known as a catalyst for America’s entry into World War II—and focal point when considering their actions during the war. Curated by the Museum’s Tom Czekanski, Infamy: Pearl Harbor Remembered will be on view in the Louisiana Memorial Pavilion’s The Joe W. and Dorothy D. Brown Foundation Special Exhibit Gallery from November 17, 2021 to June 26, 2022.

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Senator John Alario, Jr. Special Exhibition Hall

The Real Image of War: Steichen and Ford in the Pacific

The camera’s use of chemistry and mechanics married with the human perspective created one of the most powerful tools of war and art—and an invaluable resource for recording the memory of World War II. By demonstrating the technology of the camera, using dramatic imagery and footage of everything from combat to the ordinary life of the US Navy sailor, The Real Image of War will probe the supposed objectivity of documentary photography and examine the motives of the men behind the camera who created a visual record of the war in the Pacific. The Real Image of War will be on display March 17, 2022 – January 3, 2023 in the Senator John Alario, Jr. Special Exhibit Hall.

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