April 10th to September 21st, 2014
Imagine witnessing the horror of the First World War through the eyes of an artist... what would you see?
This is the inspiration for “Witness: Canadian Art of the First World War,” a new exhibition at the Canadian War Museum featuring a huge collection of art created by war artists and ordinary soldiers alike.
This exhibition helps mark the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War, a watershed moment in Canadian history. The artwork is taken mainly from the museum’s Beaverbrook Collection of War Art, one of the largest collections of its kind in the world. It features many different types of artists, from famous Canadian painters such as A.Y. Jackson and Frederick Varley, to frontline soldiers who made sketches while trying to survive in trenches and prisoner-of-war camps, to those anxiously waiting back home. Don’t miss the opportunity to experience the First World War from many unique and powerful perspectives!