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Exhibition at the New York Historical Society featuring John Singer Sargent’s Gassed

Posted  6 June 2017 in News  
By Liz Robertson
'Gassed' by John Singer Sargent (Art.IWM ART 1460) © Imperial War Museums

To honor the centennial of America’s involvement in World War I, the New-York Historical Society presents a special exhibition examining this monumental event through the eyes of artists. World War I Beyond the Trenches explores how artists across generations, aesthetic sensibilities, and the political spectrum used their work to depict, memorialize, promote, or oppose the divisive conflict.

Featuring more than 55 artworks, the exhibition includes John Singer Sargent’s masterpiece Gassed, which has never traveled to New York before.

The exhibition will run until 3 September 2017. For more information and to book tickets visit the New York Historical Society website.

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