William King Museum of Art will display two companion exhibits from September 1 – November 5 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the United States’ entry into World War I.
The Great War: Printmakers of World War I, on loan from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, is a collection of 27 prints by American and British artists that depict battlefield scenes and life on the home front. In the Trenches is comprised of World War I memorabilia from Southwest Virginia, including uniforms, weapons, letters, trench art, and more. An opening reception for the two exhibits will be held on September 7, 2017 from 6 – 8 p.m.
The exhibit will be on display from September 1 to November 5, 2017. Admission is free and the museum is open to the public.
For more information on The Great War: Printmakers of World War I and In the Trenches, visit www.williamkingmuseum.org or call 276-628-5005.
William King Museum of Art is located at 415 Academy Drive, off West Main Street or Russell Road, in Abingdon. The Museum features five exhibition galleries, artist studios and outdoor sculpture garden. Educational programs in the visual arts are offered year-round for both children and adults, and school audiences are served by in-house and outreach programs. Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the William King Museum of Art is a partner of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, a member of the Virginia Association of Museums and is funded in part by the Virginia Commission for the Arts.